Everything is growing great! This year for my daughter’s birthday she requested a garden.
My daughter’s green thumb did not come from me. I think she inherited it from her great-grandmother (that gene definitely skipped a few generations). She has a passion for anything green. So when she requested a garden cake, I was happy to oblige. This is the closest I will ever get to a weed-free garden full of goodies. Continue reading “Garden cake” →
As a child, my father was stationed in Japan. I am not certain if this is where my mother learned to make fried rice, but it was a staple growing up. This is my take on my mother’s recipe. Continue reading “Fried Rice” →
Have you tried jicama before? Many Americans are unsure what to do with this root vegetable and stay clear of it. Next time you are at the market, pick one up and try this jicama slaw recipe. Continue reading “Jicama Slaw” →
Do you remember the carrot and raisin salad Chick-Fil-a used to have on their menu? I miss it so. My recipe for carrot and raisin salad is very reminiscent of that. The secret ingredient is pineapple, it gives it sweetness while remaining very healthy. It truly is a dish that I can serve without any guilt. Continue reading “Carrot and Raisin Salad” →
Foods we enjoy as adults depends greatly on what we ate growing up. When my husband and I got married he did not eat many vegetables. This was due to the fact his mother always cooked them until they were mushy.
Cauliflower is one of the vegetables he refused to eat. One day several years ago we had a disagreement about different taste in foods. He agreed to eat whatever I fixed that night for dinner. I made Pasta Primavera. He now will eat cauliflower in this dish and even requests that I make it.
This recipe is quick and easy to make. In the time it takes to cook spaghetti noodles, dinner is ready.
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