Fried Green Tomato Stack with Pimiento Cheese

Brunch Dairy Recipes Vegetables Vegetarian

Photographs can convey so many things: The inspiration we feel when an athlete gives a hand up to another who has fallen during a race. The joy and relief of children greeting a parent returning from war. The poignancy of shared grief. The pride in a loved one’s accomplishments. The humility and inspiration gained from any picture of Mother Teresa at work. (For joy, photos taken by my friend Brenda.) Read more

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Recipes Salads

My brother-in-law claims to hate sour cream. I wanted to be able to tell him there wasn’t any in this potato salad I created for my sister’s birthday celebration, a picnic of sorts. So just in case he asked, I used French onion dip, something he enjoys. Yes, it is sour cream-based. Don’t tell him. Read more

Relaunching with Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Blog Chicken Poultry Recipes Soup

I have many projects on  my agenda as a new retiree by layoff. Go to Kentucky for our traditional Christmas in January: check. Pack up Christmas decorations: check. Host a lively discussion with the Best Book Group Ever: check (Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain, really good).  Help pack up the life of  my best friend for 30 years in three suitcases and a backpack and send her off to Australia to be deliriously happy: check (sniff).  And relaunch my long-neglected food blog, which thanks to Maria Averion, has a pretty, fresh and professional redesign on my own domain: Check (yay). Read more

Two Spreads: Hummus and Chutney Cream Cheese

Appetizer Blog Recipes Snacks Vegetarian

We really like (and miss)  Tommy’s in the Coventry area of Cleveland Heights; they serve their hummus with Cheddar melted on top. That and one of their spinach pies makes a heavenly meal. Read more