“Audrianna’s Shakshuka Recipe”

While visiting with my daughter, Audrianna, in North Carolina a few weeks ago she showed me how to make one of her favorite quick dinners. It’s an Israeli dish called Shakshuka, a simple mixture of sautéed bell peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes and herbs topped with eggs that poach in the simmering sauce. You can add … More “Audrianna’s Shakshuka Recipe”

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“ARTICHOKES 101”

I am not sure that everyone has access to fresh artichokes but if you do, you gotta be eating them RIGHT now since they are popping out like crazy this year here in our little northern California foothill garden! It’s a toss-up between fresh asparagus and artichokes for my favorite spring vegetable, oh wait, sugar … More “ARTICHOKES 101”

“AUDRIANNA’S FAVORITE PUMPKIN PIE from SCRATCH RECIPE”

Without a doubt the best part of the holidays for me this year was having my daughter, now living in North Carolina, come to visit for a week.  We tried to cram in all our favorite holiday traditions, like decorating candles, making kite paper stars, watching “White Christmas”, visiting family for the Fitzgerald Family Christmas … More “AUDRIANNA’S FAVORITE PUMPKIN PIE from SCRATCH RECIPE”