Happy Happy

Happy Happy

Baskin-Robbins believes that ice cream puts people in a happy mood and they asked a behavioral food expert to do a survey proving what flavors make you the happiest. Salted caramel makes Circle of Food jump for joy as well as rich coffee. And when I think back to my childhood when I ate the most ice cream …


Chocolate coins for Chanukah.

Chocolate coins for Chanukah. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanksgivingukkah is not really a Hallmark holiday nor is it imprinted on my calendar and that’s a darn shame because it’s a once in a lifetime holiday and the next Thanksgivingukkah doesn’t come around for another 70,000 years.

What is Thanksgivingukkah?

It’s when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collide. The first night of Hanukkah starts …



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Food-based memoir, on the surface, should be an easy mark to hit. After all, everyone eats and many people …


Cropped screenshot of Walter Huston from the t...

Cropped screenshot of Walter Huston from the trailer for the film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The press release machine churned greatly this year for Father’s Day happenings. Here are a few that don’t require reservations:

Blues & BBQ
Parish Restaurant
6453 N. Oracle Road –
3 pm – music starts at 3:30 pm
No reservations …


Cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream

Cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s that time of the year — Hot Cocoa time. Who doesn’t like hot cocoa? That’s what I thought, nobody. The KRUPS people sent me some ideas for hot cocoa and they were so enticing, I thought I would share. You can use your favorite hot cocoa recipe. Most …


A stuffed turkey

A stuffed turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanksgiving is a celebration of all things we have to be thankful for. My parents survived The Great Depression so while we struggled financially at times as a family, there was always plenty of food on the table and in the refrigerator. My mother’s hobby was to go grocery shopping and to cook and …


Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin bread (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pumpkin overload. I love pumpkin as much as the next person but I think the latest issue of Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer pumpkins off the chart with too many pumpkin products. I don’t know if everyone has the same issue, perhaps it depends on state or region.

Here’s what is in the October issue:



English: portrait of .

English: portrait of . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, August 15, 2012, is the 100th anniversary of Julia Child’s birth.

Julia Child is the reason we have the Food Network today. She showed us how to cook. She showed us how to cook with butter and cream and to make vegetables friendly. Julia had absolutely no attitude. She even showed up …


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