Diane’s Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

I first made bruschetta after taking an Italian cooking class, and it was one of my first successes in the kitchen. Over the years, I have refined that recipe as well as my technique. Here’s my take on this classic Italian favorite. … More Diane’s Fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

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Quick Tip: Hard Boiled Eggs (without that gray-green ring around the yolk)

I have to admit that it took me years to figure out how to hard boil an egg. I could never remember what made them hard vs. easy to peel: whether it was over cooking or under cooking, or if it was using older eggs or newer ones. I never knew how long to boil … More Quick Tip: Hard Boiled Eggs (without that gray-green ring around the yolk)

French Dressing

Ever since I was tall enough to reach the salad bar, I filled my plate with lettuce and went straight for the French dressing. I ladled it on thick. Really thick. I absolutely love it, and given the choice when dining out, I will always opt for it. However, for some inexplicable reason, it’s not … More French Dressing

Sangria

If you have ever visited Spain, sipping a glass of this will take you right back. And if you haven’t, this sangria just might inspire you to go! … More Sangria