Southern Pecan Pie

Southern Pecan Pie (secret ingredient)

Southern Pecan Pie For as long as I can remember, my favorite pie was Southern Pecan Pie. I remember when I was a child, my family visited our Uncle and his family for Christmas. Their kitchen was huge and they had the most kitchen gadgets and appliances I had ever seen. It was fascinating to observe how […]

Homemade Creamy Almond Milk

Creamy Almond Milk Quick and Easy

Creamy Almond Milk   My primary reason for learning how to make Creamy Almond Milk is to add flavor to coffee. I really enjoy adding creamer to my coffee. For years, my creamer of choice was half and half. However, in an effort to reduce calories, I decided to try some alternatives. First, I tried […]

Gourmet Cooking Utensils

Kozy Nook Has Your Gourmet Cooking Utensils So, what’s the difference between an ordinary kitchen gadget and gourmet cooking utensils? The cost? Some gourmet cooking utensils can be quite expensive, but not always. Are they utensils that only professional chefs have access to? That’s not typically the case either. Let’s take a look at the […]

Perfect Burger Press

  This Perfect Burger Press by Progressive Int’l. makes it quick and easy to make hamburgers, turkey burgers or veggie burgers. The three-piece set includes a comfort grip pusher, dimple insert and non-skid base. The dimple insert enables the burger to cook more evenly.   Garlic Asiago Cheddar Burger Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground […]

Clean and Store Fresh Strawberries

Plump, sweet strawberries are such a healthful treat. One cup has only 50 calories and they’re a good source of vitamins A & C, potassium, folate and fiber. Utilizing the following method for cleaning and storing fresh strawberries helps to prolong the freshness so, you can enjoy every last berry. Normally, we have to purchase twice the amount […]

Stuffed Burger Press from Norpro

Stuffed Burger Prepared Fast and Easy

Stuffed Burgers in 3 Easy Steps   This was the easiest stuffed burger I have ever assembled. I was able to easily fill the the burger with my favorite ingredients without making a mess. The filling stayed inside the burger while grilling and the cheese was deliciously melted as you can see from the image. My […]

Lemon Pudding Dessert

Recently, we entered this delicious Lemon Pudding Dessert in a contest hosted on The Ranting Chef blog. It features delicious layers of homemade gingersnap cookie crumbs, creamy lemon pudding and fresh blueberries. An incredible ending to your favorite summer meal. Lemon Pudding Dessert Featuring Gingersnap and Blueberries Ingredients: 3/4 cup (scant) granulated sugar 1/3 cup […]

Artichoke Spinach Pizza

Recently, we went to dinner with our son and his girlfriend. As we were waiting for our waiter to serve our meals, I suddenly felt something very warm on my shoulder and chest. The waiter had attempted to reach over my head to place my dish on the table. While doing so, a small bowl […]

Healthful Smoothie Recipes

I have had an Oster blender/mixer/meat grinder system since 1981. It has been invaluable for all these years and I continue to use it today. However, several years ago, I witnessed a demonstration for a VitaMix and have been desperately wanting one because, it blends the roughest vegetables and fruit into silky, delicious smoothies. The […]

Buttery Flaky Pastry

My family enjoys homemade pies all year long. My first attempts at baking pies were frustrating and disappointing. The crust was either chewy, doughy or hard. I didn’t like the taste or texture of store bought pie crust. So, with perseverance, I tried a variety of recipes before I found a few that resulted in consistently flaky, […]

Decadent Brownie Trio

Decadent Brownie Trio Brownies are a quick and simple way to fulfill that craving for decadent chocolate goodness. They’re always a huge hit at social gatherings and we like to keep some in the freezer for unexpected company. Here is a trio of gooey richness sure to satisfy your brownie indulgence. Caramel Brownies Ingredients: 1 […]

Oxo Swivel Peeler and Paring Knife Review

Oxo Swivel Peeler and Paring Knife Set Review Recently, I had the opportunity to test and review the Oxo Swivel Peeler and Paring Knife Set. I already knew of the quality and the excellent grip of Oxo peelers so, I wasn’t surprised that it would become my favorite. However, I was surprised when I asked […]