When I grocery shop and menu plan each week, I make a conscious effort to think of something “blogworthy” to cook during the week.  It can be anything from a new ingredient, a specific vegetable in season or even an old favorite. I visualize what story I want to tell with the recipe or how I might want to plate the dish so it looks good in a picture. This week I had it all set….I was going to write about little “pressed” potato cups…and then I realized….I wrote about potatoes LAST WEEK.  Can I write about potatoes two weeks in a row?  Are potatoes thatRead More →

So it is officially summer and you know what that means?  BBQ’s, picnics, parties and any excuse to get together and eat! I love a good gathering of my people but I get nervous when I see food sitting out especially in the warmer weather.  It is hard to enjoy yourself if you are wondering how long the potato salad has been sitting in the sun.   Unless you want to poison your guests (like in-laws or noisy neighbors), it is best to use some pre-cautions when serving food outside. Have wet wipes or hand sanitizer near the food table so people wash off their cooties.Read More →