A Twist on Tortilla Soup

One of the classic dishes you’ll often find in Mexico is tortilla soup. There are a multitude of versions of this dish. We’ve had it made only with broth and served with toppings like avocados and tortilla strips. We’ve had a version with chicken in it, and a version with beef. I decided to try... Continue Reading →

“Impossible” Cheeseburger Pie

A friend's daughter recently graduated from high school, and the friend asked for recipes for her "college survival kit." I dug out this recipe of my mother's because it's an easy and tasty supper dish, and great for a student because it would give her several portions at a reasonable cost. The Bisquick holds the... Continue Reading →

Doukhobor Borscht

There’s something special about homemade soup, especially when it’s made with fresh garden vegetables. My friend Cheryl introduced me to this variation on borscht that I had never experienced before. She made such a delicious batch, I had to get the recipe and try it at home. I’m not sure my version was as good... Continue Reading →

Beer battered fish

One of the wonderful delights of living in Cabo San Lucas is the abundance of fresh fish and seafood. Almost every restaurant offers some selection of fish caught that day (catch-of-the-day), and other locally caught delights like shrimp, calamari, lobster, octopus, scallops…the list goes on. We have enjoyed dining out and sampling these different delicacies,... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at supper

We've all had those days when we're at a loss at suppertime - don't know what to make, don't have anything thawed from the freezer, or don't have time to make a traditional supper meal. Eggs are a perfect solution for any meal. This creation was quick to throw together. For this made-up meal, we decided... Continue Reading →

Mexico’s food

We were lucky enough to spend the winter in Mexico, enjoying four and a half months in Cabo San Lucas after a wonderful road trip to get to Baja California Sur. As our time there drew to a close, and knowing that the future is never certain, I reflected on what I loved about our... Continue Reading →

Guest chefs: fresh ceviche

We were fortunate this week to have friends visit and offer to make us fresh ceviche. This is a traditional dish made with raw fish and fresh produce. Its origins are thought to be Peru, but it is found in many coastal areas throughout Latin America, where fresh fish is in abundance. I am nervous about... Continue Reading →

“Social” cooking

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Europe was the opportunity to spend time with friends. In the Alsace region of France, we got to immerse ourselves in the area thanks to friends who hosted us. While staying at their home, we also got to experience – and learn to cook - a... Continue Reading →

Swiss fondue

When in Rome, do as the Romans. So when in Switzerland, experience a fondue. We were fortunate enough to have some of the people traveling with us treat us to a traditional Swiss evening – raclette and fondue. This is a little different than what we are used to at home, but wow! It was... Continue Reading →

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