King’s Hawaiian Bread Pudding

My son and I have been making the 2-hours round trip journey to Boise at least 3 times a week for the last 6 weeks… I’d like to blame (?) it all on his training for the Air Force’s PAST, but that would be a half-truth… the highlight of these trips (other than his successful…

Going to the Birds… and the Hippo, and the Rhinoceros

Animal Crackers     Shirley Temple ~ you will be missed!   Animal Crackers by Christopher Morley. “Animal crackers and cocoa to drink, That is the finest of suppers I think; When I’m grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these. What do YOU choose when you’re…

Bringing “healthy” to work!

Truth: since New Year’s Eve, I have been a little under the weather. .. almost the whole family was afflicted with this evil congestion-body aching illness! Came back to work Monday at maybe 40% my usual self (minus a voice), and today, I think I’m down to 30%… but, I’ve stuff to do so I…

Almond biscotti

Biscotti 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons brandy or 1 tsp anice extract 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 cup whole almonds with skin, lightly toasted , cooled, and coarsely chopped 4 large eggs, separated 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder…

Dirt ~

Happy 2016! May you have enough…be happy with enough. ..may the only excess be an excess of love, sharing and gratitude

Christmas

  No matter how you chose to celebrate,  or not celebrate,  Christmas can be seen in a variety of cultures throughout the world.  Open your eyes and heart to the wonder of it all! Traditionally,  the most treasured of celebrations is the Christmas meal… whether you are with family, friends or fellow co-workers,  it is…

Chap Chae… A Korean Delight

This year has been an event-FULL year for our family.  Tony came home from his far, far away place; M is still creating some beautiful, functional pottery and continues her education at UNM; A graduated college, then commissioned into the USAF, THEN married wonderful A;  T graduated high school and committed to joining the USAF in a…

Match-A-Flavor Donuts

Match-a-flavor Donuts 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp *Matcha Green Tea powder (optional) 2/3 cup oil (I used melted coconut oil, but veg or canola oil will work, too) 1/2 cup buttermilk (I made my own by combining milk with…

Oh Happy Day!

25 years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful itty, bitty baby girl…    Happy birthday to my amazing daughter! Steak Tacos with radish salsa 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1 pound skirt or flank steak Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems, divided 4 radishes,…

Polpette & Busiate

There are hundreds of cuisines in Italy, not to mention the regional specialties. Then of course you have family secrets ~ the one thing you won’t find, spaghetti and meatballs. Oh, you can have a rich red wine-laced tomato sauce to dip the polpetti, or find miniature versions, almost like the Italian version of […]…