Homemade Applesauce

Fresh, homemade applesauce – simple, sweet, slightly savory, and oh so good! Homemade applesauce is one of those recipes that you make for the first time and say, “why haven’t I been doing this my whole life?”  Growing… Read More

Cooking Tip: Play with Your Food

I love food – the texture, the taste.  I love the possibilities I see when I look at a carrot or a piece of fruit.  What can I make with this? How will it taste if I combine… Read More

The Meringue Cookies – My Results of Trial and Error

Here they are. The odd-shaped, yet tasty, results of my first attempt at making meringue cookies, and since I didn’t use a pastry bag, they are a bit disc-like.  Ok, a lot disc-like.  They certainly aren’t perfect, and I made them… Read More

Meringue Cookies – Trial and Error

A phrase I hear consistently about hobbies or a craft of some kind is, “it’s a labor of love…” and that is why we do it.  Cooking certainly is a labor of love, but it is also an often… Read More

Caramelized Salmon with Wilted Bok Choy Over Rice

I’ve cooked salmon plenty of times, but I’ve never caramelized it before. Today, I pan-seared it in salt, pepper, and brown sugar and once the fish was crispy and dark brown on the outside while still tender and… Read More

Choconut Rum Cocktail

Last night, my sweet tooth took charge, and I pulled out the Creme de Cacao, Coconut Creme, Angostura Bitters, and dark and gold rum.  The result was a dreamy chocolate/coconut rum drink with a hint of bitters. Print Yum… Read More

Peas for Two’s Top 5 Coveted Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen instruments and gadgets! I love them, and Anthony knows it and often indulges my desire for new kitchen goodies.  For an early Christmas gift this past year, Anthony bought me one of my most treasured kitchen items –… Read More

Vegan Dark Chocolate Rum Cake for Two

Dark Chocolate – I’m a fan. Cake – I am really a fan. Rum –I am 100 fans cheering in unison. Chocolate Rum Cake? Yes, please!  Since I don’t cook with dairy very often, and my sweetie can’t eat it, I rarely buy boxed cakes,… Read More

Corn Pops for Breakfast – it Happens!

Corn Pops for breakfast? I create recipes and blog about food, but I chose to eat a saccharin children’s cereal for breakfast along with a cup of coffee.  It’s not that bad. While it provides very little nutrition… Read More

Salt and Sugar Mixes – Versatile Mix-ins or Gifts!

Salt and sugar mixes are ideal for adding to recipes, sprinkling on dinner, rimming a cocktail glass, or even to give as gifts.  When I started building up our home bar and learning to mix drinks, I decided… Read More

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Purple Cabbage with Red Apple Balsamic Glaze

I love brussels sprouts, and as luck would have it, so does Anthony! With a gorgeous pop of color and a ton of flavor, my Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Red Apple Balsamic Glaze is one of my favorite side… Read More

Purple Cabbage – It’s Good for You!

Ok, silly question, but do you see the shapes of animals or flowers or even people when you look into clouds? I do. Is it any wonder that I am also fascinated when I find a vegetable that has… Read More