All About Sumo Citrus | Our Lady of Second Helpings

It’s Sumo Time!

No need to find a wrestling mat, I’m not promoting a new fitness craze. This post is all about fruit!  The other day my sister sent me an email with the subject line, “They are Back!” and only an image attached. At first I thought it was spam. I crossed my fingers and opened the picture anyway. When the image…

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Maple-Cranberry Granola

I use the word granola is a loose sense with this recipe. It contains neither oats nor nuts. It does have a generous helping of dried cranberries and some very hearty cereal flakes. Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp cereal provides the base for this alternative granola. This fiber and protein filled cereal is gluten free making this recipe a potential alternative…

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Braised Short Ribs with Fennel and Orange | Our Lady of Second Helpings

Orange Braised Beef Short Ribs with Fennel & Carrots

Many home cooks are crazy about their electric slow cooker. Personally I am a bigger fan of braising in a Dutch oven. I just like the taste of food cooked slowly in the oven better than on a counter top. The meat and vegetables achieve a deeper flavor in the Dutch oven. Their tops and edges get caramelized while the…

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Lavender & Lemon Meringues | Our Lady of Second Helpings

Colorful Easter Meringue Cookies

More than a year ago I went on a mission to conquer making meringues. It took me a few months and several dozen eggs worth of trial and error but eventually I figured out the technique and now I am a meringue making machine! Last Easter I took my new skill to a new level and experimented with a number…

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