• The Egg Hater

    Yup, I really, really dislike eggs. I always have. Everything from the smell to the taste, there is just something that completely turns me off. Unfortunately for me, eggs for breakfast were a regular part of Sunday morning growing up. Let me tell you, those mornings were stressful until my Mom finally learned that I wasn’t being stubborn, I really didn’t like eggs! So why then a post about eggs? Well, I was looking for things to do with leftover ham after Easter and was getting tired of ham soup and ham sandwiches. My husband likes eggs and is always looking for something for breakfast that is high in protein…

  • Southwest Chopped Salad over Grilled Romaine

    Warning! If you don’t like chopping vegetables, this recipe is not for you! I spent the better part of last week at a conference for work. It was the Produce for Better Health Consumer Connections Conference, in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve been to this conference 3 times and each time I come back renewed and with new ideas for both work and home. This year was no exception. It was a busy conference with very little downtime but I still came home feeling a bit renewed. Maybe it was the warm weather and sunshine, or maybe it was the company and networking or maybe the food and all those fruits and…

  • Fish Tacos

    Growing up we had fish every Friday.  Not just during Lent, but pretty much every Friday night was a meatless night and that usually meant fish.  Normally it was a baked white fish fillet with lemon juice, tuna soufflé or for a special treat, shrimp cocktail.   Never would fish tacos have appeared on her menu though! My Mom was a pretty creative cook and considering there were 8 of us to feed, the fact that she was able to work fish into our meals was amazing. And even more amazing that she didn’t have a lot of varieties to choose from. There just weren’t a lot of fish options available…

  • Italian Easter Bread

    There is a tradition in my husband’s family that I love. Every year his great aunts gathered at their local church, along with other ladies in the area, and made Italian Easter Bread. These ladies make loaves and loaves of this rich bread and sell them as a fundraiser for the church. Mark’s mom always made sure that he and his brothers each got one or two loaves for their families. The Easter after we were engaged was the first time I had a taste of this bread. I’m not much of an egg lover but this rich bread has a delicious buttery and eggy flavor that I do love…

  • Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

    February is quite the food month – there is a lot to celebrate! It’s Cherry Month and today is National Biscotti Day and well, since Valentine’s Day is just two days away, what could be more perfect than a Chocolate Cherry Biscotti? I threw in some almonds for good measure as well. (They are good for your heart and it also happens to be heart month!) I think I covered all the bases with this recipe! Biscotti means “Twice Baked” and were originally made this way (very dry) so they could be stored for a long time. They aren’t too sweet and are perfect for dunking in coffee or tea,…