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Love Those Culinary Romance Novels

I am a sucker for romance and food, so when I read my first romance novel with a culinary theme ...

To Pineapple or Not To Pineapple, That is the Question!

The big debate nowadays is whether to put pineapple on a pizza or not. No offense to those Hawaiian pizzas with ...

Customizing Desserts

I usually follow recipes unless I have a specific preference about one or more of the ingredients that I may ...

Sneaking a Kiss on Valentine’s Day

Every year I like to surprise family and friends with something special for Valentine's Day. Since my birthday, which is ...

Proud as a Mother can be of My Quantity Foods Class

I teach a Quantity Foods class at a local college to Nutrition students who will become dietitians.  In this class, ...

The Butter in Butternut Squash

I teach food science to Nutrition students at a local college. In one of my favorite labs the students explore the role that ingredients play ...

Celebrating 85 Years with Flan

My mother just turned 85 years old yesterday, and my family and I are having a small celebration tomorrow night ...

Loving Valentine’s Day

I love Valentine's Day! I guess it's because the thought of giving someone you love chocolate or other sweets to ...

Jamming With Bacon

I just had dinner at Tupelo Honey Café in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. They specialize in Southern cuisine. Ribs, fried chicken ...

Making Chocolate Eclairs on “Schenectady Today”

I will be making my Chocolate Éclairs on Ann Parillo's long time TV show "Schenectady Today" next Tuesday, January 10th ...

Ringing in the New Year in Style– Gluten-Free

I always throw a small dinner party every year for New Year's Eve, and this year is no different. I ...

Best Doughnuts Ever

As promised, I just cut out my apple cider doughnut dough and fried my doughnuts, and all I have to ...

Time To Make The Doughnuts

Hanukkah will soon be upon us, which means it's doughnut time!! I always make apple cider doughnuts, because I love ...

The Case of the Missing Bottom

It's holiday time and life can and will get CRAZY! This time of year involves all sorts of goodies from ...

Having Fun with Mochi Ice Cream

One of the many reasons the Japanese have the longest lifespans is their absence of sweet desserts. However, one of ...

Throwback Thursday- Making Pizza with Bekah

(this year's birthday cake) Yesterday was my daughter's 29th birthday. I cannot believe the time has gone by so fast ...

Baking Class for The Sage Colleges’ Dietetic Interns–Time Well Spent

When I was asked to do a healthy baking class for the Sage Colleges' Dietetic Interns only two days before Thanksgiving I didn't ...