Why I Cook

Posted by Brette in Food
Why I Cook

Lately there has been a lot of discussion in the media about family dinners. In case you didn’t know, family dinners will apparently solve all your family’s problems – from health issues, to mental health, to school performance and more. There has also been a glut of cookbooks lately that claim to make cooking family … Read more

Brazilian Cheese Puffs

Every couple of years or so we find ourselves at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant – sometimes called a churrascaria. If you’re not familiar, gauchos come around with hot rotisserie meats cooked on skewers and carve pieces off at your table. There is also a huge buffet of hot and cold items (and this is not … Read more

The Gluten-Free Guide to Travel

Today I’m announcing the publication of my Kindle book, The Gluten-Free Guide to Travel. To the point (28 pp) and nicely priced, this is a complete guide to traveling on a gluten-free diet, whether you are celiac, gluten intolerant, or simply choose not to eat gluten. Based on my travels in the US and abroad, … Read more

Homemade Peach Iced Tea

The worst thing to happen to me this year was the K cup coffee machine we bought. Ok, it wasn’t the worst thing, but it got me hooked. We discovered Snapple Peach Iced Tea K Cups. I rarely drink anything but water, but I was seduced by these. First of all, the K cups are … Read more

Corn Fritters

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Corn Fritters

We are deep into corn season here in western NY state. All the farm stands are selling it. I love corn on the cob, but after a few weeks I start to look for other ways to use it. One problem I have is I tend to make too much corn on the cob so … Read more

Kale and Quinoa Patties from the Move

Allow me to be totally honest. Kale and quinoa generally do not excite me. I do not like massaged kale salads. Kale chips are ok but there’s other stuff I’d rather eat. Quinoa is just a weird substitute for rice in my book. Given the choice, I’d rather have rice. Recently we were embroiled in … Read more

Grilled Potato Salad

I’m in love with this easy to make salad. And I’m doubly in love with it because it requires very little cooking and the ingredients were sent out with the husband to the grill. 2 scallions 6 medium potatoes 1/2 cup lemon olive oil 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp sugar fresh herbs, chopped salt … Read more

Roasted Veggies with Rosemary, Machego and Ham

In my ongoing quest to make vegetables more interesting, I decided to toss some flavors together. I peeled 4 carrots and one large parsnip. I cut them into sticks (the size of carrot sticks). I put them on a baking sheet and drizzled them with olive oil. I added salt and pepper and a teaspoon … Read more

Spring Risotto with Ramps, Asparagus and Peas

I love to pounce on new produce when it appears in the store in the spring. This week my store had ramps. Ramps grow wild and are like a cross between green onions and chives. I always get so excited to bring home something new but then I have to figure out what to make … Read more

Cheesy Chicken Lasagna

I’ve been craving lasagna and I also really needed to add some quick meals to my freezer, so lasagna was on. Since my daughter no longer eats read meat, a chicken lasagna was going to be necessary. I found this recipe in Food Network Magazine. I substituted 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts for the chicken … Read more