Crunchy Jumbles

by zesty on October 1, 2012 · 5 comments

Happy Monday! What do you think of that name for a cookie?  Clever?  I think so…. but whatever name you put on these morsels of crunch doesn’t really matter.  Last week, one evening Cooking junior and I whipped up a batch of these for so called “dessert”.  We wanted something easy and quick so we [...]


Simply Roasted

by zesty on September 14, 2012 · 1 comment

You know sometimes the simple things in life really make you smile. – Watching your garden flourish… makes me smile.  - Cooking with fresh vegetables from your garden as opposed to not… makes me smile. – Tasting homemade food made by you… makes me smile. – Asking your son who is 7 to follow a [...]

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A Mother’s Day Crepe…

by zesty on May 14, 2012 · 4 comments

Stuffed with nutella. Topped with fresh berries. Served in bed. I know, I know but I cannot take all the credit for this one.  I had a little help from Cooking junior preparing and delivering this masterpiece. Results were well received. I used a crepe mix from Stonewall kitchen to put them together. Pretty simple. [...]


Vegetables. Beans. Tomatoes. Few things are as comforting as a warm, steaming bowl of chili.  This vegetarian version is packed with so much flavor you will not notice the “missing” meat.  You will notice the familiar rustic flavors, the earthy sweetness of the sweet potatoes and the colorful nutrition they bring to your table. What [...]


Sugar Topped Black and Raspberry Muffins

by zesty on April 25, 2012 · 1 comment

Raspberries. Blackberries. Fresh lemon zest. Packed into a light fluffy muffin flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. Interest you yet?  Made these fellas last night and I have to say they were pretty darn yummy. Ingredients 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour 2 Tbsp. Baking Powder 1 Tsp. Nutmeg 1 Tsp. Cinnamon 1 Tsp. Lemon zest [...]

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Good Monday to you. I have a special treat for you today.  A reader of Cooking wanted to be featured for one of his favorite smoothies.  I thought it was a neat idea to feature you guys and see what you make in your own kitchens.  So please enjoy today’s delicious take on a berry [...]


Cabbage and Tuna Salad

by zesty on April 18, 2012 · 2 comments

Keep the salad streak alive. Eat veggies. Eat for fuel. This salad was created out of pure starvation a while back.  I thought I had nothing for lunch one day and was debating leaving my office and going to pick something up.  I was so lazy and didn’t want to get dressed that I took [...]


Let me start out by saying that we have been some seeing technical difficulties with both the rss feed of the blog and the speed in which the page loads.  We think we got all the problems addressed but if you continue to lack posts in your email or Google reader – I want to [...]


Chicken Club and Avocado

by zesty on January 23, 2012 · 2 comments

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was enjoyable. Ever get tired of the same ole run of the mill sandwiches?  I have an idea for you to try.  A different type of spread than your typical mayo or mustard. Try this as your next sandwich spread: Avocado, cilantro, lime juice, hint of salt and pepper  [...]


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