Author Archive | Barr

One Pot Dinners from the Web


Keeping a blog does require a fair amount of keeping up to date with other blogs on the web. For the most part this is a pleasure but at times it can be a chore as there are literally millions of food blogs out there. Two of my personal favorites are food52 and The Kitchn. […]

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Ring Ding Cake


If you are from the east coast then you might know about Ring Dings. I think west of the Mississippi they are called Ho Ho's, either way this cake was inspired by my favorite treat when I was a kid. This is a super easy cake to make and you don't even need an electric […]

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Simply Wonderful Roasted “Fried” Potatoes


Let me start by saying that I love the internet when it come to searching for new recipes and inspiration. Not all recipes out there are great, but I do learn something each time I am introduced to a new site via some of  my "go to" trusted food and cooking sources. This potato recipe […]

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Labaneh, Lebni it’s all Greek to me


One of my favorite snack indulgences is Yummy's Choice Labaneh. As I hate to beholden to buying snack foods so I embarked on trying to make my own. Labaneh, not to be confused with keffir cheese or Greek sour cream is a wonderful "cheese" made from strained yogurt that has many iterations from the Eastern […]

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Fresh Basil and Apricot Salad Dressing


We had dinner at our neighbor's house the other night. They are the founders of New Planet Beer, a company that produces amazing gluten-free beer. I love the raspberry brew. The  salad dressing they served is a new personal favorite. The combination of apricots and basil was a surprise for me and one that I […]

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Goodbye 3901


My in-laws finally sold the house they grew up in. My mother in-law lived there for 50 years and threw many a cocktail party, Easter egg hunt, Christmas breakfasts, countless dinners – replete with cod fish balls and other specialties. We paid homage to the unique property (that used to be surrounded by wheat fields […]

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Homemade Almond Milk


The advent of  commercial nut milks is upon us. While you can purchase almond milk, I am here to entice you to make some from scratch. Almond milk is very refreshing and quite unlike the store bought kind. It's not thick and overly sweet. It also makes a great base for smoothies -a lower sugar […]

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OMG Cheesy Tubetti


Move over macaroni and cheese this is my new go to one pot pasta dinner. This recipe which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on March 26th is off da' hook! Another hit by one of our Flavorista favorties, Dorie Greenspan. What makes this recipe stand out is flavor and texture of the pasta. It […]

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