Making a Memorable Burger!

The rain was falling just as we were getting ready to leave to join our school at the start of the parade route for the annual Memorial Day parade down the main avenue of the neighborhood. Once we met our group, the raindrops stopped and we were happy to close our huge umbrella and carry it behind … Continue reading

Slow Down Summer!

It goes faster and faster every year. When school ends we have great plans of what we’re going to do “all summer long.” Then we fall into the routine of camp and these guys get a reality check of how quickly six weeks can slip away. But, they’re having fun and that’s what’s important. Summer … Continue reading

say cheeseburger!

Do you know what today is? It’s National Cheeseburger Day! You can scroll back a few posts for our tips on a better backyard burger. Like how using the trapped steam at the end of cooking time helps make a really juicy burger. Here’s your challenge for National Cheeseburger Day. Break out of the rut of putting … Continue reading

ricotta revisited

There are some food products that are so easy to make. The kind of easy-to-make method that makes you wonder why you waited this long to do it yourself. Really. If you’ve never made homemade ricotta cheese, today, just may be your turning point. The straight forward process involves heating milk, adding an acid, and allowing … Continue reading

presto it’s pesto

You need to make dinner fast. Pesto to the rescue. There’s no cooking involved. A few ingredients can help you get a good dinner on the table any night of the week. Basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and cheese. This is the time of year fresh basil is right outside the kitchen door. In Trapani, … Continue reading