While I’m neither Indian nor Hindu, I revel in celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights which marks the fiscal new year in the exotic subcontinent of India. One of my dearest friends knows how much I love her culture and indulges me with beautiful tunics, diyas (little clay oil lamps), bindis (pretty mark worn between […]
Last week, a friend asked if I’d ever had Japanese cheesecake. What? They do cheesecake differently in Japan? Uncle Tetsu who? Apparently, I live under a rock, because I’ve never heard of the guy, but I did my research and found many recipes, one of which said hers always got rave reviews, but added that “it is […]
Grilled, baked or cooked on the stovetop, meatloaf is, without a doubt, the ultimate comfort food. Every family has a trademark recipe, but this Bacon & Eggs Meatloaf grilled over wood chips and charcoal may just be the very best one. See for yourself. Ditch the breadcrumbs for rolled oats to make this a gluten-free […]
Having children means you’re going to “need” pets, oh, all sorts of feathered, scaled, furry, slimy organisms. Young ones will say anything to get you to agree, promise to feed them, entertain them, and, even pick up their poop, all of which Mommy and Daddy actually end up doing. Over the years, we have accumulated […]
Dragon's Kiss Cocktail came about one Friday night when I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from work. Brain-dead and ready for the long weekend, my stomach was grumbling like a caged beast. What usually happens in situations like this one is that I push the shopping cart up and down every ...