Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mom’s Quick Cherry Cobbler

Here is another installment of recipes from the cookbook mom made for me when I had my first apartment. Unlike the bean salad – which I can vividly remember her making – I have no recollection of ever eating this cherry cobbler. I can picture growing up in Rochester in the 60’s and 70’s and […]

Hawaiian Carrot Salad

It was HOT last week in Worcester.  It was way too hot to do much cooking, and even when I did there was little energy left over to blog.    When it is that hot, cool salads are on order and I found a nice one that was worth sharing. This Hawaiian Carrot Salad was just […]

Mom’s Bean Salad

Many of the food blogs I read have stories of how the author remembers making a certain dish with his or her (usually her) mother.  Unfortunately I don’t have any of those stories, as I discovered this passion for cooking after mom passed away.  What I do have however is a priceless cookbook that mom […]

Key Lime Pie Bars

Avid readers of this blog may recall that I made a great Key Lime Pie a few months back, with a unique twist of cutting one of the pieces into the shape of Florida when serving.  (Read that blog post if you are curious as to why).  One side benefit of making the pie is […]

Blueberry Strata

A strata is definitely one of my favorite things to make when we are having friends over for brunch.  Cut up some bread, toss with an egg, sugar & vanilla mixture, spread in a 9×13 pan, throw in fruit and cream cheese and then let sit overnight.  In the morning simply stick it in the […]

Cucumber and Grape Salad

Sometimes I feel like I am in a rut when it comes to side dishes, and as a result we tend to eat a lot of green salads.  Nothing wrong with that, but it does get kind of boring.  Coming to my rescue last week was a blog post on Simply Recipes for a cucumber […]