Mr Pritchard''s Cabbage SurpriseWho’s Mr. Pfister?

The LA Times would also like to know. [click to continue…]


Apple Sharlotka 1Make a dessert that’s all about the apples and relaxed entertaining.

Apple Sharlotka can be served warm or at room temperature so you can bake it a few hours ahead or shortly before serving.

Sharlotka is the Russian cousin to Britian’s Apple Charlotte.  Charlotte is like a bread pudding that often lines rich bread or sponge fingers (ladyfingers) on the sides of the [click to continue…]


Beef Balti

January 9, 2015

in Eats, Main Dishes

Beef BaltiIs one of your new year resolutions to eat healthier?

Will your meals look the same day after day?  Green salads, lots of them?  Some with a teeny bit of dressing and cut chicken laying across the top?  Maybe you’ll treat yourself and add few strands of aged cheese or thin ribbons of carrot.

Sounds like your your taste buds might fall asleep [click to continue…]

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Albondigas Soup

Baby! It’s cold outside!  Come inside to escape the numbing wind and freezing temperatures.

Wrap your hands around a hot bowl of Caldo de Albóndigas (Meatball Soup) that’ll warm up both your taste buds and insides.  The soup is simple to assemble:   [click to continue…]


Chocolate TrioIf your relationship with your microwave is simply to reheat leftovers or hasten defrosting frozen packages, now is the time to talk sweet to it.

You and your microwave can turn out these three chocolate treats in no time flat.  No standing over the stove watching, no constant stirring, no thermometers.  [click to continue…]


Cantonese Style Cbicken Noodle SoupRunning around a lot this time of year?  Running after the kids, dashing in and out of stores, and dodging sneezes and coughs?

Also running out of time?  You’ll need wholesome nourishment to help you keep the pace.

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