Snackilicious: Power Popcorn

flavored popcorn recipes

Today is National Popcorn Day. For me, popcorn day happens about once a week. I absolutely love it. I typically eat it with no butter and plenty of popcorn salt. If you haven’t tried popcorn salt, I highly recommend it as it is more finely ground and sticks to the corn much better than table salt. For today’s post, […]

Lola Cooks: Rustic Tomato Basil Soup

best tomato basil soup recipe

Fall is soup season. I like soup just about anytime, but there is nothing quite as comforting on a chilly afternoon as a steamy bowl of soup and a little something to accompany it. Crackers are always a good choice. However, you can’t go wrong with some bread or crostini either. When I was seven we lived in […]

Lola Cooks: Pierogi

best pierogi recipe

Tomorrow people all over the country will be celebrating pierogi. Truth be told, the majority of those people will be in the midwest or northeast, but the popularity of pierogi has spread across the nation. Just about anywhere that has a large Polish population has pierogi. The pierogi or pierogi is similar to ravioli. However, […]

Lola Cooks: Pasta e Fagioli

best pasta e fagioli recipe

Pasta e Fagioli is a classic Italian soup that should be in everyone’s recipe box. There are, of course, many variations on this theme. Some are better than others, but all have the basic ingredients at the base – beans, tomato, stock, pasta. Many recipes you will read have a small amount of pancetta or […]

Know Your Food: Olives

olive basics

Olives are a mainstay in our modern meals, but they have been gracing tables for centuries. Today we cover the basics of olives and share a few facts. Olives are a fruit. They come from trees that are bountiful in specific places throughout the world. The climate plays an important part in the growth of […]

Lola Cooks: Classic Lasagna

best lasagna lasagne recipe

A good lasagna is hard to beat. There is a time commitment involved, but the result is more than worth the effort. It is a dish that is sure to please. When executed properly you get a good, thick, meaty sauce and lots of gooey cheese with each bite. The noodles will be cooked but […]

July Monday Series 3: FitFood FitTip

stuffed zucchini recipe

We conclude the July FitFood FitTip series with quinoa stuffed zucchini. This is a fairly simple dish to prepare and it is loaded with goodness. Beyond the texture and slight crunch that the quinoa adds, it also brings a great deal of health benefits. While there is a noted absence of meat here, there is […]

Kitchen Help: Basic Chicken Stock

homemade chicken stock recipe

About twice a month we have roasted chicken for dinner.  Usually, we roast it ourselves. Occasionally we purchase a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.  It may seem a little like cheating, but it is quick and tasty and it can be used in many recipes. No matter which we use, we almost always save the carcass for stock.  Making […]

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