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“Cooking is like love.
It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.”

-Harriet van Horne


“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…
the people who give you their food give you their heart.”

-Cesar Chavez

I could eat this chili every day!! I have had quite a few people over for a meal and see their face drop when they hear we’re eating lentils for dinner… and then they try a bite, and that is all it takes! Pretty soon everyone has had seconds, and the pot is empty. One […]

  Baked oatmeal is one of those breakfasts that is good any time, can be just eaten as a snack or made well ahead of time and still enjoyed. Our whole family enjoys this dish, and I like it because there usually is enough leftovers for the two people that have to run out the […]

  Warm summer days means I don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen, especially over a warm stove. We grill up a bunch of chicken breasts, have that for dinner one night and then have extra ready to make a big bowl of this chicken salad. Avocados are such a great source […]

  My kids love pancakes for breakfast. Because they like bread. Any sort of bread. Quick bread, yeast bread, sourdough bread- it doesn’t matter. If it’s some sort of bread they will adore me for making it and eat their fill. It goes like this: Eggs. Well, ok. Bacon. Yum, thanks Mom! Bread of some […]

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.”

-Alan D. Wolfelt