Conquering the deep freeze- 5 foods to heat up any dish

January 9, 2011

A trip to the warehouse club can be a dangerous thing if you own a chest freezer.  One moment you’re innocently walking down an aisle buying a package of toilet paper, and the next thing you know– you have a 48-pack of mini quiche sitting in your deep freezer.  How long has it been there? […]

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Flavor Savers: Keeping the spirit of your herb garden alive throughout the winter

October 2, 2010

It’s that time of the year again. Apple festivals every weekend, zinnias are in full bloom, and pumpkin-flavored everything.  Autumn is my favorite season of the year, but with it comes one very sad event– the end of the herb garden.  For those responsible enough to pot up their herb plants and actually keep them […]

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Homemade Pesto

June 30, 2009

Last summer, I started a small container garden that consisted of four basil plants. I thought it would be fun to have fresh basil available to top pizzas, pasta salads and other summer dishes. With very little attention from me, my basil grew like a weed. So much so, that I named it “my basil […]

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Pesto Grilled Cheese

June 11, 2009

Quick and easy comfort food does not have to be plain! This isn’t much of a recipe, but it’s a fun twist on classic grilled cheese. My friend Carolyn served this to me once during a mid-week lunch date, and I was hooked! Grab your favorite hearty bread (Arnold’s Oatnut or 9 Grain are staples […]

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Pesto Pinwheels

January 28, 2009

My cousin Sue regularly brings these pesto pinwheel appetizers to family gatherings. These appetizers are light and flaky and have a delicious pesto and Parmesan flavor. They’re best when served warm. However, they can be made ahead of time and reheated immediately before serving. Pesto Pinwheels Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets (package of 2) 7 […]

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