Category Archives: Recipes

BROILED APRICOT DELIGHTS

When I’m asked to bring a dish to a potluck or a party, I like to bring something fresh (read: not chips and dip), something unique and packed full of flavor. Tomorrow, I have a potluck of sorts to attend and the requirement of the dish to bring is that  Read more »

CRAB BISQUE

My daughter went to San Francisco the other day with some of her friends. I couldn’t go, but I did ask her to bring some things back with her. I mean, if I can’t go might as well have her do me some favors, right? I asked her to bring  Read more »

CROCK POT APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL

Breakfast. It’s the meal we’ve all been taught we should never skip. But in everyone’s hectic lives, we mostly either do skip breakfast or have a piece of toast and a cup of coffee. Not very nutritious at all and a few hours later, you are so hungry, you eat  Read more »

CANTELOPE & PROSCUITTO SOUP

I know, I know…it’s been forever and a day since my last post. Happy Halloween, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all. I do apologize for the lack of any kind of posts what-so-ever. Now, onward and upward! Right? So, I got hit with the flu, really hard.  Read more »

WIENERSCHNITZEL

Visit any Austrian and/or German home and it would be difficult to believe they don’t know how to make Wienerschnitzel. It’s a staple dish that is quick to make and is oh so delicious. Traditionally, this dish is made with veal. But that can get very expensive. A good alternative  Read more »

SPICED PUMPKIN MUFFINS

I love Fall. Seriously love it. If I could live in an area where it’s Fall all the time, I would be one happy person. But I don’t….and I digress. Everything about Fall puts me in a great mood: warm sweaters, hot cups of tea, the crispness in the air,¬†falling  Read more »

BASIL PESTO

Summer is coming to an end. For me, that’s okay only for the heat of the Central Valley. I am not one for the heat…and yet I live in a place where it gets to be 102 in the summer. Go figure. Our summers provide us with tons of fresh  Read more »

MUENSTER MELTS

What a summer. I don’t know about yours, but mine was filled with spontaneous get-togethers, tons of teens in and out of the house, work, training a highly energetic puppy, squeezing in work-outs and little day trips on the weekends. Who has time to cook a full-blown meal, let alone  Read more »

BRIANNE’S PRETZEL CRUST CHICKEN w/ MUSTARD CHEESE SAUCE

Every day, during the course of the day, the conversation always turns to food. We talk about food at least twice a day. People bring treats in, like bagels and cream cheese; cookies; cupcakes; French toast casserole; fruit salads; donuts…..the list goes on, but you get the idea. So of  Read more »

BASIL GARLIC POLENTA

First and foremost, the Confessions & Food Secrets page has been updated! It’s been a long time coming with that update….right? So venture on over and take a looksie. Now, on to today’s recipe….. With having been married to an Italian, I was exposed to polenta early on. Although, it  Read more »