Go with the Flo? Lessons I have learned from surviving a hurricane….

1. PEOPLE not possessions. 2. If you live on the coast, buy a generator. 3. Flashlights (and batteries) for EVERY room in your house. 4. Keep a supply of non-perishable food items in your pantry AT ALL TIMES. 5. Be patient, kind and helpful when you can. 6. Never underestimate the power of nature. 7. Water (and wine) will keep you from going insane. 8. Hard boiled eggs last for almost a week unrefrigerated. 9. In a pinch, evaporated milk makes scrambled eggs unbelievably creamy. 10. Having a grill with charcoal is a necessity. 11. Believe in the kindness and … Continue reading Go with the Flo? Lessons I have learned from surviving a hurricane….

Go with the Flo? Part 3

We’re all stocked up and watching the weather channel at our home away from home for the next few days. Plenty of water, wine, canned goods, dry goods and beer. Dog food for the pups… Lots of candles and flashlights,batteries, marine radio, life vests and charcoal for the bbq. Also starting to cook things (like hard boiled eggs) that can survive several (5-7) days without refrigeration… Almost forgot….got the games, too Continue reading Go with the Flo? Part 3

Greek Orthodox Easter 2018

Our celebration of the risen Christ always involves family, food, music and prayer. The bountiful food is personal because the recipes have been passed down for three generations here in the U.S. I hope that when I cook and serve my grown children their great-grandmother’s handwritten tsoureki recipe they can understand that her substitution of anisette and orange juice for Mahlepi was born of economic necessity and the ingenuity of an immigrant. When we feast on lamb, we remember that Jesus Christ allowed himself to be the ultimate sacrificial lamb. When we crack the eggs dyed red and exclaim “Xristos … Continue reading Greek Orthodox Easter 2018

Chopped at Home Challenge

It’s time for the 2016 Chopped at Home Challenge sponsored by Foood Network and Sargento Cheeses.  There are 3 rounds, just like the TV show.     Round 1 is called Comfort Foods and the ingredients in the basket are: leeks, cremini mushrooms, cauliflower and Sargento Sharp Cheddar.  I modified a gluten-free pizza recipe I like to prepare for my hubby, who has Celiac Disease.  My entry is called: Gluten-free Crazy Cauliflower Pizza.  It is cheesy- gooey wonderfulness! I am asking all of my followers on WordPress who have loved reading my recipes at Betzabroad.com throughout the years, to vote for … Continue reading Chopped at Home Challenge

Northern Michigan…for breakfast

We have been enjoying wonderful northern Michigan for 15 years at our home in Lewiston.  Hold your hand up like the mitten that Michigan is and Lewiston is about at your middle finger’s knuckle.  That’s how all native Michiganders describe where they live to the uninitiated!  Our full log home has wonderful features. Great views…        A fantastic custom cabinetry kitchen with butcher-block countertops…    A great fireplace for cozy winters….    And, four fantastic Garland Resort golf courses to play on….        But, what we love most are our quiet mornings  together for breakfast. The Farmers Market  in … Continue reading Northern Michigan…for breakfast

More tasty Tuscon

For a food blogger, there’s nothing better than discovering a gem in a city you’re visiting.  For me, it’s especiaally exciting to find a diner that serves up a fresh, fast breakfast and doesn’t gouge you with their prices.  My father’s family were in the restaurant biz for many years, and I have learned to appreciate those early morning warriors who bring us a tasty breakfast on the cheap.  Frank’s/Francisco’s is such a place.  $1.75 breakfast before 9:00am!!!!     Homemade habanero chili hotsauce and all!  Not to be missed if you are an early riser.  Get there if you can! Another … Continue reading More tasty Tuscon