Cooking with Friends

    “Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.” ―Elie Wiesel   Last week, I had a wonderful time cooking with and for the fine folks at the Mountain Home AFB AFRC… we had a bread baking class, lots of laughter, and a healthy dose…

Happy Halloween!

      Here is a sweet treat that is great from halloween to halloween and everyday in between! Enjoy ~ v Truffle Brownies 1 1/4  c butter (don’t freak out, it’s just butter!) 3/4 c baking cocoa 3 T flour 1 c + 1 T sugar, divided 4 eggs, separated 2 tsp vanilla Heat…

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…

Happy Birthday!

Today is my son Andre‘s birthday!  It is tradition for me to make (go figure) a meal and dessert, aka birthday cake, as per the birthday celebrant’s request.  Over the years it may have been pasta and jello (12th birthday, Wichita Falls), or beef tenderloin with horseradish butter and German Chocolate Cake (this year).  As I…

Celebrations ~

                It’s coming down to the wire folks!  The packers will be arriving in 2 days, thus starting the Lombardo family’s next big adventure: Mt Home Air Force Base, Idaho! This weekend, as we prepped the patio furniture and pizza oven, I stopped so I could keep a…

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

OK ~ I don’t know if I’m the first to do this, but now that I’ve done it once, I’m asking myself, “why didn’t I do this before now!”! Cinnamon roll muffins ~ so easy!  I even made some, popped them in the freezer for later!  Now I don’t have to worry about getting rid…

A Mouthful of Summer

“Everything in moderation…including moderation.” ~ Julia Child The most requested recipe?  Fruit Pizza!!  Aside from my pizza dough, this tasty gem of a dessert has even the biggest skeptic (what? fruit pizza?) asking for more and eventually asking for the recipe.  For my “gluten-free” friends, using a combination of gluten-free and coconut flours and coconut…

chia pet, chia juice, chia bread, chia, chia everywhere!

Salvia hispanica Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala.   Things to do with chia seeds: add to your daily smoothie, your pancakes or your yogurt   put 1 T in your juice to give you energy,…

Summer in a spoonful ~

  Here in good old San Antonio,  it is going to be a sultry 94 degrees today!  (Mind you, it is 18 March; not May, June, July, August; but, March)  Today definitely is NOT soup weather… so, as I drink my HOT coffee in my 83 degree house this morning, I am thinking lemons.  Anything…

Colors of the Rainbow ~ and my kitchen

The “canned food” section of my kitchen!  I have cans of Hatch Green Chile, Coconut Milk, Water Chestnuts and Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes in my pantry, but that is it.  For most meals, our plates look like a color bomb exploded!  Fresh this, fresh that ~ You can’t help feeling healthy with every bite!…

Go Nuts!!

        “I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” ― John Steinbeck I love pistachio ~ I go through about 48 oz every four days… by myself! Hey! When I was in the hospital last month,…