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Published on January 20, 2021
Packed with flavor, this Mediterranean meal will bowl you over
Bowls are trendy and also a fun way to combine all sorts of your favorite ingredients into a dish that can be a complete and colorful meal! It's hard to find a menu these days that doesn't offer a "bowl" section. I probably would have called this dish a salad a few ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on January 6th, 2021
Baked jalapeno poppers the perfect starter for the New Year
A friend served these tasty baked jalape¤o poppers for hors d'oeuvres one night and we thoroughly enjoyed them. The novelty of adding chorizo to the cheese filling and wrapping them in bacon made them pretty darn irresistible. When we made them, we added some grated ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on December 23rd, 2020
This coconut-lovers' cake is perfect for the holiday season
I love coconut! People usually have very strong opinions about coconut . they either love it or hate it, but rarely do you find a person who is ambivalent about coconut. I can't get enough of it, whether it's in macaroons, a Ritter Sport candy bar, 7-layer bar cookies, ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on December 9th, 2020
A lighter version of leek latkes, with some flavorful finesse
This year I was inspired to make leek latkes because of a recipe I found in Orly Ziv's cookbook for fried leek patties. Orly is a foodie in Tel Aviv, Israel and she offers market tours and cooking classes, which I enthusiastically took and thoroughly enjoyed while we ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on December 9th, 2020
The perfect breakfast muffin to follow a filling Thanksgiving feast
I was looking for bread recipes when I stumbled upon this great recipe for English muffins on Valerie's Kitchen cooking blog. It sounded like such a fun thing to do and so I went straight to it! They were delicious and the only thing I could think of to improve the ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on November 11th, 2020
Warm, creamy twice-baked goodness perfect for fall
Sweet potatoes rarely see the light of day in our house because my husband can't stand them, not even sweet potato fries, which are so yummy. I get it, I'm that way with beets, and they are so popular these days. You see beets everywhere and on every menu. But, you'll ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on October 28th, 2020
Whether for a main or side, this savory tart stands out
The exceptional flavor combination of blue cheese, caramelized red onions and toasted walnuts is worthy of a few hours spent in the kitchen making this delicious tart. It really could stand on its own for a meal, but it makes a fantastic appetizer for a dinner party, ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on October 14th, 2020
Comfort food for cooler fall days
This dish says "autumn"! Turkey or pork tenderloin roasted with apples, cabbage and onions is comfort food for cooler fall days. A touch of sage and country Dijon complement the sweet nature of the roasted apples and veggies. As I was pouring the extra sauce over the ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on September 30th, 2020
Simple spicy chicken thighs, perfect for grilling
This is what I love about being a cooking family . the kids start adding to the recipe collection and it's great fun to see what they come up with! This recipe is my son Joel's concoction. He loves to get creative in the kitchen and is always pondering new and clever ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on September 16th, 2020
A cool treat to beat the summer heat
It's really hard to pass by a gelato shop without at least sampling a taste! The display cases are beautifully designed in a rainbow of pastels with pieces of fruit or candy on top to depict each flavor. They are so inviting and irresistible. And, they give you a teeny ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on September 2nd, 2020
Tasty custards - a perfect twist to the cheese and cracker platter
We were served these tasty garlic custards at a friend's house, and for all the world they looked like a little round of Boursin cheese to me, as they sat on the serving plate amongst the endive leaves and crackers. I was so surprised when I dug into the custard and ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on August 19th, 2020
A tasty citrus trio of flavor for your turkey tenderloin
Turkey is anything but boring! We love turkey and it gives chicken a break for those who don't eat red meat or pork. It's accommodating and delicious and lends itself to so many different styles of marinades, sauces or condiments. Even though turkey most often signals ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on August 5th, 2020
Fun and flavorful frittata beats the heat
This summer I was slated to be Discovery Bicycle Tours' camp "chef" for a couple of weeklong cycling adventures in Vermont. I was really excited about the idea of planning and cooking a camping menu for this adventure and for my first visit ever to Vermont. Un ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on July 22nd, 2020
Double Chocolate S'mookies deliver summer s'mores flavor
My friend sent me a recipe for s'mores cookies last week and I thought it looked so delicious that I literally made them (with my own variations) the very same day. Nothing screams summer like s'mores, especially for kids, but if you don't happen to have campfire ...By Susie Iventosch



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