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Kolachkes,on serving platter


Kolachkes, traditional Czech pastries/cookies filled with jam, cheese or nuts and dusted with powdered sugar. Everyone gets their cookies baked well before Christmas but me.  Oh well, when you’re not a big baker, this happens.  These kolachkes are a must in my house at Christmastime.  Luckily, I’ve been making these forever and I have them …

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Turkey Curry Soup

Thanksgiving is over and I have leftovers.  Not too much, the gang ate a lot the next day and took some back to school.  The turkey carcass was used to make soup, and although there wasn’t much leftover turkey, there was just enough for two soups — a turkey curry soup and an old-fashioned noodle …

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Chili Mac, in serving bpowl with grated cheese and sour cream.

Chili Mac

Traditional ground beef chili, packed with flavor and served chili mac style over macaroni pasta ~  pass the grated cheese, sour cream and hot sauce, please! It’s chili time!  This is the chili I’ve been making for several years now, and the reason being that all members of my family like it. It’s not too spicy, it …

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Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Fall is finally here and so are pears.  They just started popping up in the grocery stores.  Seasonal stuff is always so good.  This is definitely the best time for winter squash and sweet potatoes.  And pears. I was thinking the other day about a salad I used to make all the time when I …

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Café Au Lait

A little odd for me to write about my coffee preference.  But stay with me, it will make sense. I love a good latte, and for several years I had an espresso machine.  Every morning I made myself two lattes and often made one or two for my husband.  Then the darn machine up and …

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Greek Chicken and Potatoes

I love Greek-style anything…lemon, olive oil, garlic, oregano.  Lately I have been craving chicken and potatoes, Greek-style.  This stems from my single life in Chicago.  I lived a couple of blocks from the Athenian Room on Halsted, and I will tell you they make the best Kalamata Chicken.  The chicken is great, but the potatoes …

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