Ana’s Earth Day Brown Rice & Vegetable Harvest Bake

On this day, April 22nd we demonstrate our support and protection of our beloved Mother Nature. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide and global actions are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more…

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Got Milk? Then You Got Ricotta in Less Than an Hour!

What happens when you find the perfect ricotta recipe and there’s none to be found? Solution! Make your own! Yes, you can do it! I’ve done it several times and actually prefer the creamy texture and smooth, soft, rich taste to any store bought. I’d like to share a simple recipe courtesy of one of…

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Braided Easter Ham Pepperoni & Cheese Bread with Tutorial

  My Mama always made this tasty bread for every religious holiday and if we begged, sometimes in between. Mom used to buy pounds of aged meats and cheeses and painstakingly cube every bit. Then she would mix fresh beaten eggs and finely grated Parmesan and fill and roll, what seemed like dozens, of loaves….

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Firehouse Ranch Cheddar Parmesan Cheese Crackers

Cheesy, peppery and slightly salty. These little poppers are a scrumptious snack addition to any gathering or get together. WARNING! Highly Addictive!! AND you’ll be asked to make them again and again and again! SUPER EASY! Ingredients: 1 large box of bite sized cheese crackers 1 stick butter, melted 1 package Ranch dressing, dry 1/4…

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Brie en Croute Featuring Rosemary Cherries Apricots & Toasted Pecans

  Brie en Croute is a round of brie wrapped in puff pastry then baked to a beautiful golden brown. This recipe is filled with tart, yet sweet cherries, astringent apricots, fresh rosemary and slightly salty, crisp toasted pecans. It requires very little work but always proves to be a very impressive appetizer. Start with…

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Croque Madame; The French Grilled Cheese

In France, Croque Madame is a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with the addition of a simple white cream sauce and fried egg. The Croque Monsieur is the same, but without the egg. This creamy, cheesy, slightly salty, flavorful French delight originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack or lunch. Typically, Emmental…

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