December 17th, 2008
Being someone that cooks for a small household (there are only 2 of us), I know how uninspiring leftovers can be. Not to mention, I can't stand the thought of eating the same thing two meals in a row. Okay, I'll admit there are exceptions to that rule, but very few.
Having been raised by a frugal mother, I have always been very resourceful with what I have at hand. And in this economy I find myself even more conscious of using each and every ingredient to the fullest and not wasting anything. Continue Reading »
December 5th, 2008
The changing of the leaves that signify the start of fall remind me of Saturdays spent touring the apple orchards in Southwestern Wisconsin as a child. On a recent trip back home to Wisconsin, I had the opportunity to experience the fall foliage that I have longed for for the last 4 years since moving to Southern California. During that trip, my sister, mother and I made a stop at a local orchard on the way to my grandparents' home to do some fall baking. When it was all said and done we had 6 apple pies, a pan of apple crisp and a pot of applesauce. Continue Reading »