Easy Step by Step Skillet Lasagna

      This Easy Skillet Lasagna is another perfect comfort food after long work/school days, at least in my family. It’s very easy and it’s best with fresh mozzarella, home-made marinara sauce and home-made bechamel sauce. Here are the steps. 1. Start with a base or roux (butter, flour, salt and pepper) at medium low…

Healthy Snacks (Part 1 of 3)

Fruits make healthy, affordable snacks. We’ll pick on strawberries in this post. 🙂 Strawberries and fruits are a good alternative to fatty prepackaged snack options. A word about fat and fatty snacks… Our bodies are programmed to store fat, to equip us with a means to respond to hardship (famine, winter, severe illness, etc.) Body…

Intimidated by the Thanksgiving Turkey?

Cartoon by Juan A. Horrillo Do you feel intimidated by the thought of cooking Thanksgiving dinner? You are not alone. For many years, cooking was very far from my mind and baking a turkey was the farthest! Cooking techniques and ingredients were foreign concepts. Growing up there was always someone else thinking about cooking. Years went…