Turkey Tetrazzini (keto)

The opera singer Luisa Tetrazzini is thought to be the namesake of this dish, which allegedly originated in San Francisco, where she lived during the early 1900s.

All I know for certain is that Turkey Tetrazzini was a staple after-Thanksgiving dish in our San Francisco household. Whether my mother picked up this recipe from living in the city of its … Read more

Cream Cheese Frosting

CreamCheeseFrostingCream cheese frosting is easy to make and useful for all sorts of desserts. One-minute muffins, low carb carrot cakes, persimmon cakes, spice or pumpkin cakes…even fresh fruit, all benefit from it. You can change things up, too: reduce the butter and add a few tablespoons of sour cream or yogurt, increase or decrease the Swerve*, add lemon zest, ginger, Read more

Holiday Cheese and Nut Loaf

This loaf is utterly delicious. Rich, with layers of flavor, depth of texture, arousing aromas….it’s truly a feast-worthy offering. I’ve even had devoted carnivores beg me for the recipe, it’s that good. But, as much as I would love to claim credit for this luscious item, it’s not mine at all, but the creation of Deborah Madison, from her delightful

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Mango Coconut Ice Cream

I love making ice cream, though it’s a VERY rare treat. The flavors and texture of handmade is worlds away from anything in a carton.

A few years ago, when I was living in the mountains of Northern California, I had several neighbors who were also complete food maniacs. We’d invite one another over for meals, and spend hours discussing Read more

Asparagus Risotto

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I love making risotto. The slow process of adding hot, aromatic, stock to the cooking rice and watching the rice plump up and release its starches into creaminess is beautiful.

Last night, my sweetie brought home a bunch of very expensive winter asparagus. It’s really pumpkin weather, but still, what to do with this wonderful largesse?

Risotto seemed both warming Read more