Alison J. Bermack

I’m like you. I am a crazed mom of three very active kids – one in elementary, one in middle school and one in high school -- who seem to be doing different activities and always at the same time. Life can get pretty busy as I shuttle them from point A to point B. The ideal family meal, sitting around a table happily chatting about life, doesn’t happen very often in my house and we cherish the times when it can...

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Thanksgiving Leftover Pie—Best Ever!

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers! That’s the buzz this week everywhere in the world of food. Forget about the meal itself, let’s fast forward to the day afterwards when we will create an array of tasty meals with the mounds of leftover turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing!

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Cranberry Sauce-Filled Muffins

Reminiscent of old fashioned jelly filled donuts, cake flour makes these muffins light and airy. The cranberry sauce is a tart surprise with every bite of these sweet treats. They are a terrific way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving.

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Recipe Feature in the Foodie App

My Farm Fresh Gazpacho recipe is currently featured in the Summer Harvest Collection of the new Foodie App. I’m excited to be part of this delectable recipe collection which spotlights creative and tasty meals using the best and freshest of summer. Hurry and download this free app soon and get cooking, for you won’t find golden summer produce for much longer. You’ll find new recipes from your favorite bloggers every month which is sure to inspire some cooking with friends!


All this bulk cooking and swapping sounds good for some people, but I’m cooking for one and don’t have the freezer space.

There are so many ways to cook together. Do what fits your lifestyle. While you may not want to spend an afternoon making 10 lasagnes (other peoples’ dream) you can find a partner who fits the way you want to cook. You could make yourselves a lovely dinner for that night, or a batch of chili for you each to take home, or cookies to take your college-aged kids. For some, a spouse or family member will be your best cooking friend. If you are cooking with relatives, try to recreate a recipe from your past, whether it is a great-grandmother’s famous dish or a food from your country of origin.

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