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Mango Salsa

June 21, 2011 When I was... thirteen, my mother was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old woman around.  But when I got to be twenty one, I was astonished at how much she had learned in eight year. more »»

Spicy Chicken with Spicy Spaghetti Squash

June 14, 2011 Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. more »»

Food provides a perfect welcome home

June 7, 2011 Well, we drove more than 1,500 miles across the country without a hitch. more »»

Roasted tomatoes make a tasty side dish

May 31, 2011 I really love tomatoes. Yes, “love” is the right word for it. I love tomato juice and bloody mary’s too. Bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizer. more »»

Fricassee de Poulet

May 24, 2011 When I was in my early twenties, I drove down the freeway with a very good friend during a huge rainstorm. I felt indestructible and drove at a regular dry road pace. more »»

Mung Bean Khichdi

May 17, 2011 A few weeks ago, Claud and I walked through an Indian food market. Upon entering, we realized we were in for a real treat. more »»


May 10, 2011 Anyone who knows me, knows that I never skip a meal. I am hungry all of the time. I wake up in the morning hungry and lay there for as long as I can stand it, dreaming about breakfast. more »»

“Gumbo?... I love spicy!”

May 3, 2011 A few nights ago, Claud and I invited some friends over for an early dinner. We decided to ask everyone to bring something to cook on the gril. more »»

Mashed Cauliflower

April 26, 2011 I am a huge fan of the potato. I love looking through all of the different varieties at the store:  Russet, Yukon Gold, red, and fingerling (to name a few). more »»

Endive Spring Salad

April 19, 2011 It’s spring break here in Vegas. Daphne, my daughter, is on a trip with her history class. They are visiting the East Coast: Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.. more »»

Tilapia with Andrea Aukrust’s Spiced Cucumber Mayonnaise

April 12, 2011 This year has taught me and countless other people how to be more frugal. There are always blessings, which come from these lessons. more »»

Creamy Asparagus with Penne Pasta

April 5, 2011 Spring is finally here! What an amazing season. Thawing begins, the snow melts, green sprouts grow from the ends of branches, the birds sing more, and the sun warms the earth. more »»

Spaghetti & Meatballs

March 29, 2011 Yes, this is about spaghetti and meatballs. Believe it or not, I have never made a meatball in my life. It’s amazing how often I say that in these articles. There is so much I haven’t cooked befor. more »»

Black Bean Soup

March 23, 2011 I am spending the most amazing weekend in Cambria, Calif. Cambria is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the coast of California on Highway 1. more »»

Hoppin’ John

March 15, 2011 It’s interesting how some amazing dishes come out of the most poverty stricken cultures. Sometimes people are finding a way to make the best out of inexpensive food. more »»

Mediterranean Angel Hair Pasta

March 8, 2011 Without having to try, I am in love with the Mediterranean Diet. It’s more than a “diet”, it is a lifestyle. more »»

Making the dish: Dover Sole

March 1, 2011 When I was little, I used to go to this great Mexican restaurant in California. I can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but I remember the guacamole. more »»

Huevos Rancheros

February 22, 2011 I really love to eat breakfast. Actually, I love every meal and all of the snacks in between. Breakfast has a special place in my heart because it can set the tone for the whole day. more »»

Broiled Tilapia

February 15, 2011 I just spent an amazing weekend with my mom and Doug in sunny California. It really was sunny. I couldn’t believe it was eighty degrees in the middle of February. more »»

Share Beef Stroganoff with the people you love

February 8, 2011 Claud made it very clear to me several months ago that I was not to invite anyone to live with us anymor. more »»



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