May 2012

Celebrating Family Heritage for #SundaySupper

May 31, 2012
International Fork representing Celebrating Family Heritage for Sunday Supper. Image by tbg design.

Do you celebrate your heritage? It is something my family has done all my life. My mom is from Germany and my American dad fell in love with her and everything German. He learned the language, played the music, danced the traditional dances, and truly loved German cuisine. My parents were a part of a […]

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Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Pinot Noir 2009

May 29, 2012
Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Pinot Noir 2009

Germany produces wines other than whites like Riesling. Yes, it is true. While most of the German wine produced is white, there is also red. About 11% of the vineyards are planted with Pinot Noir (Spätburgunder). German reds are difficult to find here in the states. I have looked for them in every wine shop […]

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Rosemary Focaccia for #BreakingBread

May 24, 2012
Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia, oh wonderful focaccia. It has been one of my favorite breads since I first tried it about 25 years ago. I was on a business trip and having dinner at this Italian restaurant. They brought out a basket of bread and some olive oil. It was different from all the rolls and bread with […]

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Pimento Cheese Balls

May 22, 2012
Pimento Cheese Balls

Do you like cooking with friends? I do! I have been contemplating starting a series of posts about it. I have many friends who like to cook and share their favorite recipes. Being in the kitchen with a friend is much better than alone. Open a bottle of wine, do a little cooking, and have […]

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Seafood Risotto for #SundaySupper with Cristina Ferrare

May 20, 2012
Seafood risotto made with shrimp, crab, scallops, and asparagus

What are you cooking for Sunday Supper? Need ideas? Today is your lucky day! 15+ bloggers are sharing recipes by Cristina Ferrare from her Big Bowl of Love cookbook. It is a beautiful book filled with the most gorgeous photography and delectable recipes. I could look through the book for hours. Many of the recipes […]

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Strawberry Cake

May 17, 2012
Strawberry cake made with fresh strawberries, jam, and cream cheese frosting

Mother’s Day was this past weekend. I had my annual event of cooking for all the moms in my and my husband’s families. It also happens to be strawberry season. I take full advantage of the season and make lots of treats with the fresh fruit. I go (or I send my husband) to the […]

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Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

May 15, 2012
Ginger Marinated Flank Steak

Grilling season has arrived! Actually, I grill most all year long. I have a very nice stainless steel 5-burner grill on the deck by my kitchen. The winters here are mild and it rarely snows so I can use it almost any time. I very much enjoy cooking on the grill. The flavor is outstanding […]

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Potato Soup – #CookForMom #SundaySupper

May 12, 2012
Potato Soup

It is Mother’s Day weekend. The Sunday Supper group is sharing recipes we would cook for our moms. They are also recipes using a hand blender (also called an immersion or stick blender). Why? Well, one because we love our moms. The other has to do with a little announcement of our first Pinterest contest. […]

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Lingonberry Turnovers

May 10, 2012
Lingonberry turnovers made with puff pastry and topped with a vanilla glaze

It is clean out the refrigerator time. At least it is for me. This week I am getting ready for my annual Mother’s Day event. I needed to make room in my refrigerator for supplies of the feast. I had one sheet of puff pastry left over after making Turkey Pot Pie Pizza. I also […]

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Brandied Apricot Bars

May 8, 2012
Brandied Apricot Bars

Friends and neighbors – what would we do without them? I do not know. They add so much to my life. I am fortunate to have great friends and live in a community filled with wonderful neighbors. One of them stands above many because she is always genuinely kind and has never spoken poorly of anyone. […]

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