Monthly Archive:: May 2012


Chicken! Roast Once to Eat All Week.

If you are searching for a way to make weeknight meals quick and easy I can’t think of a better place to begin than a beautifully roasted chicken. If time is an issue, roast the chicken during the weekend when you can carve out a little more time to be near the


Dirt Under My Nails

“Inch by inch row by row, gonna make this garden grow.” – The Garden Song Way back in February I decided to make this year the year of the garden.  My mind began imagining all sorts of romantic scenes of planting tiny seeds and picking little rocks out of my not yet


Cooking on T.V. – In Pictures

It seems I am bouncing around a little this week, topic wise. I blame the weather. It’s not just my blogging that is all over the place.  Last night I could not focus and pick which of the aging ingredients languishing in my refrigerator I would cook for dinner.  So I made two dinners at the


Mother’s Day Off Part 2 – BBQ Chicken, Mango Salsa & Cupcakes!

Whew! Well this weekend was an exciting whirlwind of activity. Even with Mother’s Day starting to feel sooo two weeks ago I want to back track a bit and share the remainder of our wonderful sun soaked and family filled day. Besides, it would be sad to leave Part 1 hanging there


KCTS 9 Cooks Segment!

I was going to wait until all the photos from the weekend were ready but the video links just went up on the KCTS 9 web site and I can’t hold off on sharing the link! Watch Our Lady of Second Helpings Cooking Sesame-Crusted Tofu* Sesame-Crusted Tofu An update from the original recipe.


Mother’s Day Off Part:1 Quiche

Taking a “day off” means different things coming from different people.  When I decided to take Mother’s Day off it did not mean sitting in a lounge chair with my feet up while beads of condensation lazily rolled down my gin and tonic glass (not that I wouldn’t have enjoyed that version immensely).


1 Year Blogiversary!

Today is an amazing day! The sun is shining and warming everything growing in my new garden patches, our family is in good health and thriving, and I get to pause and take a few moments to mark the end of my first year as a blogger. On May 16th 2011 I


tipsy rhubarb – pink ladylike drinks for your Mother’s Day brunch

Good Monday Morning! I am recovering from a sun drenched and food filled Mother’s Day. I hope everyone had a similarly wonderful day of rest whether you celebrated Mother’s Day or not. While I spend a little more time unwinding I thought you might enjoy this post by Lightly Crunchy. She made


Blue-Barb Mini Pie

This final rhubarb recipe is for my sister. At the beginning of the Our Lady of Second Helpings’ Rhubarb Extravaganza she requested my take on our family favorite – Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie. I opted for a rhubarb and blueberry version to mix things up a little. This is such a sweet little pastry.


Rhubarb Balsamic Reduction

A year ago, we celebrated Mother’s Day in Los Angeles, CA.  It was, as you might expect, a stunning day with brilliant blue skies and billowing cotton candy clouds as far as the eye could see.  We strolled through Hollywood reading off the names on star after star on the sidewalk.  Mr.


Soon to Be “As Seen on T.V.”!

Big News! Saturday May 19th I (aka the Lady behind Our Lady of Second Helpings) will be making my television debut! Our local PBS station, KCTS 9, has been fundraising with cookbooks for many years.  This year, the book will be Cooks at Home.  A few months ago I submitted a few


Rhubarb-Oatmeal Waffles

There seems to be a hazy lull between waking and when my body is ready to be fully productive.  I am not an enthusiastic morning person but thanks to Mr. Second Helpings I almost always wake to the comforting smell of fresh coffee. Like a Folger’s commercial without the jingle, my eyes

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