International Women's Day

Celebrating with Purple and Easy Recipes International Women’s Day, founded by Clara Zetkin in 1910, has evolved from “bread and peace” in 1917 to the “Press for Progress” theme in 2018. The idea is to celebrate with purple and carry out the #PressforProgress theme worldwide all year. I started the day with bagels topped with Raspberry Chipotle Fruit Spread and cream cheese and coffee. Pressure cooker chicken and rice, baked eggplant, and cherry juice was celebrated in purple style.Read More →

Slow Cooker Vegetables Healthy veggies are not the most popular menu item, but we need them. It’s tricky to come up with veggies that the whole family will eat. If you can come up with a veggie your family likes and it’s cooked in the slow cooker, then you’ve accomplished quite a feat. I was craving vegetables one day since I’ve been visiting my daughter and her family and picked up squash and eggplant. The challenge was to get the whole family to like it. When I was a young girl, my mother often cooked squash. I loved it. Yellow summer squash. She didn’t everRead More →

When I started out as a newlywed cook 35 years ago, I wondered at my maternal grandmother’s advice to add a little of this and a little of that. Craving her chocolate meringue pie one day, I called and asked her how to make it. She estimated the measurements for me the best she could. Her expertise in how much of each ingredient went into each recipe gave her an ability that I had not yet accomplished. Things have changed – at least with vegetables. When deciding on which vegetables to stir fry, I open the refrigerator and grab whatever I have on hand. IfRead More →