The sizzle of summer days ahead need cool cocktails. One favorite I make during the summer is Sparkling Sangria and I love to sip from frosty glasses out on the patio. Pour it over a glass of ice and soak in the summer. [Keep reading...]
We are so excited to be participating as bloggers with The Kansas City Star on their Chow Town Blog. Our first entry was lots of fun and for those of you who have attended our cooking classes, you are familiar with our salad making technique.
Start shopping for your favorite pillowcase. Buy a pillowcase in a fun color, or one that matches your kitchen, or at least in a print that sets it apart from those other pillowcases in your linen closet. It will be easier to keep it separate. Then visit the Chow Town Blog and see what on earth that has to do with salads and spring greens.
You can read about the first trip to the farmers market here. Plan to use the fresh greens within a few days and certainly no later than a week after purchasing. To help keep them fresh, wash the greens, layer with paper towels, then seal tightly in a plastic food bag. [Keep reading...]
We all eat seasonally—even if we don’t plan it that way. There is just something about a burger on the grill on a warm day – or a bowl of chili on a cold, rainy day. But what should you do when the weather is not typical? My answer this week was Lemon Pepper Salmon with Arugula. Quick, easy and if spring had a taste, this might be it. [Keep reading...]
It is time to take on that homemade scratch cake. No need to be a nervous Nellie, this is really very simple and you will be successful.
You can do it! Step away from the box, run get a large bowl and head to the kitchen. The flavor and texture of homemade goodness will grab your senses like nothing before. So many times when we teach classes, our students shy away from scratch baking. Making a cake from scratch can be just as easy as opening a box. [Keep reading...]