Butter & Buttermilk


I guess this may seem a little silly. I mean really, who gets excited over making something like butter (other than me?) Come on … raise your hands! Nobody will know. I guess the word is out about me though. I admit it. I get excited about making butter. I was reading a post on Sue’s Blog – The View From Great Island and drooling over a beautiful Irish Soda Bread recipe when I saw . . . Continue Reading

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberry Gelee

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I've been interested in making Panna Cotta for a long time.  An egg less custard? Let's see how that works.  I thought mixing cream, sugar and vanilla with unflavored gelatin sounded like fun.  Yeah I don't get out much.  Traveling Husband has been to South American, California, Nashville and somewhere else I can't remember and in the same time frame I haven't even been on the freeway.  . . . Continue Reading

Quinoa Edamame and Corn Salad


 I don't know if this happens to you too, but everywhere I look I see similar recipes for Quinoa.  Lately they all seem to have some sort of lime dressing.  Quinoa and fresh, tart lime juice sounds pretty good to me so I cobbled a few recipes together and mixed up a big bowl.  You'll want to make this one - for sure!  This dish served warm, cold, or room temperature, can be served as a . . . Continue Reading

Spring Break


Since it is the very first day of spring (according to the calendar) I decided to take a little "spring" break and invite my favorite person in the whole world to guest post on SRFD.  Traveling Husband (a/k/a Ed) is a wonderful photographer, teacher, media relations expert, mentor, father, and husband and not necessarily in that order.He’s taught me every,single . . . Continue Reading

Peanut butter oatmeal cookie balls


 For many years my husband has had an occasional late night snack made of peanut butter and oatmeal, and sometimes a little Truvia mixed in.  Then this last December my blog daughter Sarah from The Smart Kitchen introduced us to a wonderful Peanut Butter that comes in many delicious flavors.  You know where we're going with this.  I've been working on blending my husbands snack idea with . . . Continue Reading

Chicken Marsala


 This yummy dish has been stuck in my head for a long time.  I don't know if I saw it in a commercial or cooking magazine but I wasn't going to be happy until I made it, and ate it.  I've only made Chicken Marsala once before.  It was an unsuccessful attempt to recreate the same dish from Carrabba's Restaurant.  I wasn't very happy with the final flavors so I didn't make that again.  . . . Continue Reading

Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Truffles


St. Patrick's Day is a very popular day of celebration.  It's often associated with the beginning of spring, flowers blooming, warm breezes in the afternoon, and all things green.  Green beer is a traditional celebration tool but not for me.  I've never had green beer and don't plan to start now.  I do however, enjoy baking and creating tasty desserts that start with Bailey's Irish Cream . . . Continue Reading

Problem solved!


Before we solve the 'what to make for St. Patrick's Day' dilemma, I want to tell you about another problem I think I've solved that should help everyone.  I was thinking about the Daylight Saving Time - spring forward event happening this weekend in most of the United States.  I don't know about you but I love the extra light at the end of the day but really don't . . . Continue Reading

Curried Winter Squash Soup


I feel like I'm late to a party.  That's not the norm for me, as I'm always early everywhere I go.  But with only a few days left before the beginning of spring, here I am making Winter Squash Soup!   But it snowed here in Virginia yesterday with a high of 40 and they're forecasting a high of 72 on Thursday.   The weather is all over the . . . Continue Reading

Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Gluten Free


There's nothing like a little break to help you feel better.  I'm finally over my blogger blues and ready to move on with a small change to my posting style.  My friend Mary at Barefeet in the Kitchen helped me realize I don't need to do step-by-step photos for each recipe I post.  This one 'thing' will save me the time I need to get some other projects done.  I love . . . Continue Reading