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!…

Cold comfort ~

Growing up, my favorite go-to comfort foods were Mom’s chicken and dumplings, and hot chocolate and buttered toast. Yes, hot chocolate and buttered toast! Deep, dark, rich and creamy chocolate ~ crispy, salted-butter triangles of toast… that first dip was heaven, the last was like a punishment.  Today, here in San Antonio, Texas, I am…

zucchini bread ~

I have fond memories of my Grandma Birch making toasted zucchini bread ~ the taste of warm zucchini bread, just crisped on top, covered with REAL butter, hmmm ~ I thought zucchini bread was perfect as it was, but toasted? Man, oh man!  Now I take it a step further ~ zucchini bread french toast…