Monthly Archives: November 2010

Southern Squash Casserole, Hazelnut Cookies and a Thanksgiving Belly!

As I mentioned in the last post,  I have started cooking from Molly O’Neill’s book, One Big Table. The Family Thanksgiving dinner provided a great opportunity to use some recipes and give them a try. And as I was cooking, I learned a couple of fun facts about Thanksgiving. In addition to giving recipes for… Read On

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!!

This Thanksgiving is a bit more emotional for me than past Thanksgivings. This year has been so great. I’m amazed at the fact that it has been 11 years since I moved to the U.S. from Turkey. At that time I could NEVER, ever have dreamed that my stay in this country was going to… Read On

Old Souls…and Borek soaked with Mineral Water

My husband, Jay, often wonders why it is that most of my friends are much older than me. Many of the best friends I’ve made over the years happen to be between the ages of 45 to 65. Pair this with the fact that I love going to bed at 9:00 (and of course, on… Read On

Challah… with “ch” or with “silent c”? Never can tell…

Every day on my way into uptown Charlotte, I have been passing by the Johnson and Wales baking/cooking labs for the past 4 years. I’ve been imagining what it would be like to cook in those labs everyday… Then I found out that they offer a series of Chef’s Choice classes for people like us,… Read On

Pet me, pet me, pet me… says the doggy! (Oh, and give me some treats)

In November of 2007, a volunteer from the local golden retriever rescue club brought this handsome  guy to our house. The plan was to foster him for a week or two only… Well, it is fair to say that our lives have never been the same since then! Here we are, three years  later, we… Read On

Best panini ever…at 2,400 feet elevation…

Last week was one of those weeks which my head was spinning out of control and I was feeling like a whirling dervish…not a meditating one though. Out of town days during the week make me feel this way, when I have hard time getting the house in order afterwards…I feel definitely like a falling… Read On