Yearly Archives: 2015


Edible gifts are always appreciated!  Whether you need a hostess gift, a stocking stuffer or a ding-dong ditch surprise, these candied pecans are the perfect answer. Three ingredients to make them, about 20 minutes of your time and you are done! Candied Pecans 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 Tablespoons balsamic […]

Candied Pecans


Christmas and cookies, they go together! Cookies are everywhere right now—-cookie exchanges, posts of recipes all over the internet, a holiday cookie truck handing out free cookies (yes, it IS real if you are in NYC), a newspaper’s annual cookie issue, even a “Cookies of the World” guide. Yesterday, my favorite blog about cookies was certainly […]

Christmas Cookies–Two Recipes




When there is no time to make pie….make Thanksgiving M&M cookies.  These are not just any M&M cookies.  They are decidedly better since they are made with browned butter! And now that I have experienced using brown butter in baking, I might have to use it all the time.  The […]

Happy Thanksgiving!



Kids CAN cook! When a child sees those around him cook, when he is taught by parents and grandparents, when healthy food is encouraged and he is allowed to experiment with it, he not only learns the basics of cooking and eating well, but gains confidence that he, indeed, can […]

Shrimp Lo Mein







Summertime, and the Learning is Fun in the Kitchen! I have been blogging very little lately as I have been very busy!!  I am teaching children to cook this summer. It’s been a learning experience for me too. Each week for the past 6 weeks, groups of young, excited students […]

Cooking with Children



I have been busy this week, showing off shell peas at demonstrations at the Boalsburg Farmers Market as well as at the South Hills Food Festival! Despite threatening skies in Boalsburg on Tuesday, there were lots of shoppers and they liked my samples of Pea Salad made with just harvested […]

Shell Peas