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Happy Wednesday, friends ~ off to do a bread baking class!

Demolish me ~

Uno non può pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene, se non ha mangiato bene. Mrs D has asked for my assistance translating another FANTASTIC recipe!  Wow ~ what a flavor explosion! The only thing I did differently, was add 1/4 c of almond flour to the cake flour… I knew it was already going to…

Cooking with Val

This summer was full of change, challenges and more importantly, blessings in abundance.  Our daughter graduated from college, our son was an ROTC Field Training selectee, we drove through 4 states (love Arches Nat’l Park in Utah!) to our 11th assignment, we spent some amazing quality time together and with friends and family. We made…

Keepin’ it Simple ~ Keepin’ it Real

I have often been asked for simple recipes with simple steps, to create something new…  Here are a few ideas, from appetizer to pasta course ~ enjoy ~ v canapés – an appetizer consisting of a piece of bread or toast or a cracker topped with a savory spread to begin, use plain white, wheat or rye…

Oh, sweet Italia ~

  A friend recently wrote of her biking excursions through Aviano ~ instead of feeling jealous, I was so happy that she has embraced the lifestyle of this amazing country.  I closed my eyes and imagined a jaunt down Viale S Giorgio, to the Tuesday market for cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, fragrant flowers (roses,…

Turkish Delight

I had the most wonderful opportunity to guide some amazing women through a cooking journey yesterday… They were a group of strong, capable and caring gals, each with their own strengths ~ we found a common bond or two; formed a new bond or two.  I feel blessed, and certainly enriched by your company!  Thank…

Food for Flowers

  I have taught cooking classes to many people in my kitchen throughout the years; taught large groups at military spouse functions, but today was the first day I have taught a guy aside from my boys, Andre & Toren; and it was at his request!  Adam was a quick learner, even though his kneading…

Ricotta Crepes with Bananas and Blueberries

Inspiration 1a : a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b : the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c : the act of influencing or suggesting opinions 2: the act of drawing in; specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs 3 a : the quality or state of being inspired…