One Lunch Lady’s Cafeteria Conversion

This weekend, I happened to listen to this NPR audio segment about school lunches made from scratch. Of course, it struck a cord, since I am always encouraging folks to cook more at home, using superfoods and locally grown, seasonal foods.

Granny’s Holiday Baking Recipes & Easy Holiday Cookies

Granny is an extremely skilled baker who loved to spoil her family with home-made holiday treats. She would start baking three weeks before Christmas to be sure that we had plenty of holiday cookie varieties, teaching me a few of her insider baking tips and tricks along the way.

In Granny’s Kitchen #5: Fixing Kitchen Disasters

In Granny’s Kitchen is an on-going series of taped conversations that take place at Granny’s kitchen table, in the house where I grew up.

Granny and I share our easy techniques and tips to rescue meals before they get to the dinner table. Find out how to keep sour cream from curdling and how to fix a salty soup!

In Granny’s Kitchen #4: Christmas

In Granny’s Kitchen is an on-going series of taped conversations that take place at Granny’s kitchen table, in the house where I grew up.

Granny loves to spoil her family with home-made holiday treats. In this episode, she talks about the wide variety of christmas cookies she used to make each year and how she shared holiday cheer in the form of cookies with all her friends and neighbors.

In Granny’s Kitchen #3: Thanksgiving

In Granny’s Kitchen is an on-going series of taped conversations that take place at Granny’s kitchen table, in the house where I grew up.

In this episode, Granny shares her best Thanksgiving tips for what she considers to be the biggest feast of the year. From smooth mash potatoes to her moist stuffing, Granny knows best – after all she has cooked over 60 Thanksgiving dinners! She also tells the story of a jealous feline, her black cat, who almost spoiled the finale to the meal.

In Granny’s Kitchen #2: Food & Animals

In Granny’s Kitchen is an on-going series of taped conversations that take place at Granny’s kitchen table, in the house where I grew up.

In this episode, Granny tells us about her neighbor’s unusual pet – a hungry, meat-eating rabbit that scratched at the kitchen door when it smelled dinner cooking on the stove! She also talks about her Aunt Annie – a dedicated animal lover who adopted a baby groundhog and trained it to open the refrigerator door.

LifestyleMom Radio Cafe

A few weeks ago, I was host Dana Hilmer’s guest on ‘LifestyleMom Radio Café’, an Internet radio show aired through LA Talk Radio. In my 35-minute segment, we chatted about ‘Cooking for Bikini Season’ and other tips how to make delicious foods while slimming down your waistline.

Dine and Cook

Last week, I had an invigorating conversation about lifestyle, old world cooking, and health with Editor Ryan Sloane of DineAndCook.com – listen to our chat about traditional cooking practices and the emotional side of eating, as well as the making of the book.