Pasta with Full-On Flavorful But Lighter Alfredo Sauce – all in Pictures

What’s not to love about pasta, cheese and cream? Nothing, except for the lead gut feeling after pounding down the last forkful. You want to find the criminal? It’s the heavy cream traditionally called for to make the cheese sauce.

We can fix that. Easy. And with no sacrifice in flavor. All it takes is substituting heavy cream with evaporated milk. Heavy cream has 2 ½ times the calories and 5 times the fat asevaporated milk. Incredible difference really. And, I’ve found no cooking property or flavor difference, which makes the substitution easy to do. Read more »

Summer Fruit Salad: Quick & Easy Step-By-Step Picture Book Recipe



One of the best things about summer: ripe fresh fruit that explodes with sensational summer sweet flavor. Wow! Here’s a refreshingly cool salad that combines the crisp summer flavors of ripe peach, plum, cherries, blueberries and banana. The salad can be served either as is or with an optional light dressing, as pictured above, made simply with lime juice, plain yogurt and either coconut cream or your favorite jam. For complete, easy to follow step-by-step picture book directions, just click any picture on this page. Read more »

Whiskey Sour Tribute to Dear Ol’ Mom

My dear ol’ mom turned 90 August 6th. My mom’s been a lifelong mentor and strong inspiration to me. I’ve had the very fortunate pleasure more than a few times over the years she was an active doctor to catch a glimpse of her treating patients that came to her, usually with very tough diseases. Even as a young kid, I could see how she was always a person first and doctor second by the way she put her patients at ease and treated them as people, not cases. What a privilege to see that kind of real human compassion in action! Read more »

Fresh Daiquiri – Picture Book Recipe

London Summer Olympics – game on! Here’s a summer-cool refreshing bar drink to enjoy while you watch all the incredible athletes do what they do best. As a tribute to the games, this particular daiquiri recipe features Pusser’s British Navy Rum, which is rich with full-bodied cane rum flavor and goes great in my well loved US Navy Screaming Eagles Fighter Squadron 51 drink glass. Yah! Read more »

Crisp Corn Salad: Quick & Easy Picture Book Recipe

Here’s a refreshingly flavorful salad that’s a great way to combine the sweet crunch of summer-fresh corn with the snap of bell pepper and zest of onion, garlic, fresh cilantro and, of course, a good splash of one of my favorite ingredients: balsamic vinegar. Read more »

Alexandra Zissu’s THE CONSCIOUS KITCHEN shows how everyday food choices can change the world

 Click the photo above for a link to THE CONSCIOUS KITCHEN by Alexandra Zissu. I haven’t read the book yet, but have read the notes, watched a video and want to read it soon. Would love to hear your comments about it.

Coconut Use: Fad vs. Health


Click the photo above for a link to GET TO KNOW: Coconut by Sue Chef.

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