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  • "Shrimp Scampi" to make at home
    "Shrimp Scampi" to make at home
    It's a favorite activity to go out to eat! When you gather friends and family together with good food, it's always like a party. Many people enjoy eating in Italian restaurants so that they can indulge in pizza, lasagna, and spaghetti. In...
  • The top 10 meals to spoil your Dad with on Father's Day!
    The top 10 meals to spoil your Dad with on Father's Day!
    It is the one time a year we set aside to celebrate dear ol' Dad and I promise you he would like nothing better than a great grilled meal of some real traditional barbecue. You might also consider some beef tri-tip, prime rib or seafood....
  • Sour cream goes into this coffeecake
    Sour cream makes a great coffeecake
    Besides spooning it over a baked potato or making onion dip with it, sour cream serves many purposes in good food! It also works wonders when it comes to baking with it. Most of us are familiar with the "Sour Cream Pound Cake", which is...
  • Back in vogue?
    FDA begins process to ban trans fats
    In a Federal Register notice that is unpublished as of 5:44 p.m. EDT on June 16, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes its final determination that "trans fats" are no longer Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS). These...
  • Monkey Bread made from scratch
    Monkey Bread from a scratch recipe
    I'm sure many of you know what "Monkey Bread" is.....a buttery, sweet bread that is made up of pieces of bread dough that's layered in a pan. Most versions call for canned biscuits and even add cinnamon, raisins and chopped nuts....
  • Pound cake the way grandmother made it
    Pound Cake the way Grandmother made it
    As long as I've been writing this column, I've discovered there are many, many of you who enjoy pound cakes! This is one item that I write about that many of you adore and I'm among you! Southerners love their pound cakes, yet they are...
  • Take your cooking up a notch with brown butter
    Take your cooking up a notch with brown butter
    The French call it beurre noisette, but in the English language, the term is brown butter. Many people use this delightful ingredient for sweet or savory dishes. This ingredient is easy to make and only requires unsalted butter. This type of...
  • The Big Fat Surprise
    I use Butter, magic in fat
    As a formally trained and former chef, I can say that I have always appreciated butter in the cooking and baking that I did and continue to do. Butter for a long time was wrongly labelled and associated like many other saturated fats as a bad fat,...
  • "Bread and Butter Pudding", a long-ago dessert
    "Bread and Butter Pudding", a long-ago dessert
    If you have ever had the opportunity to talk to someone who lived through the Great Depression, you may have heard about the many ways people tried to eat well with so little available. I've found it interesting to listen to stories of how...
  • Cookies baked with the flavor of butter
    Cookies baked with the flavor of butter
    If you read my column yesterday, I shared a recipe for "Two-Way Cookies" and talked about how cookie baking at Christmastime is a favorite activity. As I've mentioned, it's great fun to gather children in the kitchen and spend an...
  • Bulletproof coffee: Put butter in your coffee for added benefits (VIDEO)
    Bulletproof coffee: Put butter in your coffee for added benefits (VIDEO)
    Queen Latifah shared on her show on Oct 2, 2014, a new trend in coffee. People are now putting butter in their coffee and calling it "bulletproof coffee."Instead of the usual cream and sugar, many people are now adding butter to their...
  • Bread you can "monkey-around" with
    Bread you can "monkey-around" with
    In the grocery store and many bakery outlets, you can usually find a loaf bread made with potatoes. Potatoes add a moisture and density to bread dough to give this bread an unforgettable flavor. Many who bake bread at home use mashed potatoes,...
  • Bread that doesn't require buttering
    Bread that doesn't require buttering
    Whenever you take out a pan of any type of hot bread from the oven, the first thing many of us do is immediately top it with butter. This time-honored combination is "comfort food," not just for the body, but for the soul and the mind....
  • Cookies that are golden nuggets of flavor
    Cookies that are golden nuggets of flavor
    Is there anyone that doesn't enjoy a fresh, homemade cookie? With a glass of cold milk, cookies can provide our bodies with nutrition and our minds with emotional comfort. This is especially true whenever we've been through a hard day or...
  • Buttered road
    Highway covered in butter after accident
    A highway in Indianapolis was covered in over 11 tons of butter today after a semi truck trailer turned over on the interstate. The accident happened around 3:30 this morning on Interstate 65. Surprisingly, there are no reports of anybody showing...
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