Category Archives: Just a bite

Guacamole

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Guacamole is one of those really versatile foods that I love. You can mix just about anything into it to change it up. And avocodoes are available any time of the year. Just make sure they are ripe! Their skin should be dark in color, dark dark brownish black, and when you put pressure on them by squeezing gently there… Read more »

Risotto with Sparkling Wine, Lemon and Parsley

The beginning of January is typically a bummer for me. Yesterday I spent the day undecorating for Christmas. After all the hustle and bustle, the good wishes and visiting friends and neighbors we are left with a dead Christmas tree lined street. Please come soon to mulch them! And, insult to injury, a cold front is moving in just in time… Read more »

What to do with Leftover Mashed Potatoes – Potato Fritters

I would rather have leftovers than run out of something when I am entertaining. My people, thankfully, don’t seem too picky when it comes to leftovers, but that’s not always the case. For example, my son loves mashed potatoes, but not the next day. And my daughter does not prefer them to start with. I find mashed potatoes a hard… Read more »

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Any kind of homemade bread is awesome. This quick bread recipe is…whatever is better than awesome.  And your kitchen will smell great. And you will use up your over ripe bananas. There is no downside to making this recipe as far as I can tell. No kneading or waiting for it to rise. Just beat some ingredients, pour in a… Read more »

Cornbread Muffins with Cranberry Chutney

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Because I like to use fresh ingredients, I grabbed a bag of fresh cranberries at the produce stand. I don’t have many recipes using fresh cranberries, or I didn’t before this weekend, besides a Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving (which I will post at a later date). Once home and emptying my shopping bags I looked at the bag of fresh… Read more »