FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FOODIES…..HAVE A JOYFUL/HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Today, I’m thankful for life. I’m grateful and thankful for more than enough to sup for yours truly and to extend to others. I pray for those without sufficient. May they find a way out. Guys, on this day, I made pumpkin/root ginger pancakes…just what my stomach needs on this crispy morn. Temps are in…

THE VERSATILITY OF FRESH CRANBERRIES….FOR THANKSGIVING/BEYOND

I’m  excited and thankful for wholesome cranberries. These delightful berries are extremely plentiful during the fall and winter months. As a result, the cost for them is somewhat inexpensive. And, it’s during this time that I try to extend the use of them throughout the calendar year. Thankfully, these berries can be stored in the…

A SPINACH (CALLALOO) SOUP THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO HEAD FOR JAMAICA

Whenever this time of the year arrives, my palate craves comforting dishes. Moreover, when it rains, forget about it…..I’m like an ant or one of those creatures. I’ve to collect and hibernate until dry weather appears. Well, that’s what happened on Friday. It has been ‘raining cats and dogs’ all day long. The sun has…

OH, I LOVE EGGS!!!

Penning about eggs brings me back to my childhood days. A time when things were quite simple; but lush and rich. Well, that’s was what my siblings and I thought then. And funny enough, I still feel that way. Some may disagree. You see, in our backyard, our family reared or should I say, raised…

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE GADGETS IN THE KITCHEN

When it comes to kitchen gadgets  and  equipment, I try to stock the necessities. Over the years, I’ve come to depend on these vital ‘partners’ as I call them. They have aided me to turn out tasty and delicious dishes to serve all and sundry in my circle. Moreover, because I’m often trying to stretch…

RICE UNDER ATTACK!!! ##ARSENIC

Guys, it’s deja vu. It happened to our dear apple juice. Now it’s our popular staple, rice and its by products. Tests conducted by  Consumer Reports Magazine state that considerably amounts of inorganic arsenic have been found in rice (especially brown rice), baby rice cereal, rice cakes, rice milk and other products containing rice. Other…

ROASTED PORK BUTT/APPLES THAT CAN BE HAD TWO WAYS

Without a doubt, the cost of groceries are astronomically high. As a result, when I prepare and cook a dish, I try to find ways and means on how to utilize same more than one time. So, a few days a ago, I purchased a relatively lean piece of pork-butt with a tiny center bone…

##STUFFED CABBAGE…..A DISH YOU CAN ‘STUFF’ AND STORE

I confess; I’m not a great lover of cabbage. However, recently, I nabbed one at my neighborhood grocer (produce section) with the plan of making yours truly a dish of stuffed cabbage. I’ve cooked it once or twice in the past and enjoyed.Thus, I decided to revisit the cruciferous dish. I also added a huge…

A FRITTATA TO FILL YOU UP AND WHET THE TASTEBUDS

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I love eggs. I could partake of them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I enjoy them fried, poached, scrambled, or in an omelet form. The wonderful thing about eggs is that they keep me satiated for a long time. Moreover, they are packed with beneficial vitamins, minerals, antioxidant like lutein…

AUTUMN’S GREENS CAN BE SUCH A TREAT

The great thing about autumn is that it has these awesome and wholesome vegetables. A couple of days ago, I picked up these goodies. Their brilliant green hues screamed out to me. Moreover, their prices were quite competitive compared to a few months ago. After all, it’s their season to be plentiful, so I nabbed….