Cooking For a Group: A Dinner Party Strategy

JoAnn's Food Bites Dinner Party Strategy

My hubby and I are getting settled into our dream house and after three months, we decided to host our very first dinner party. He has a rather large family, spread out between several states; therefore, all of us only gather twice or so, each year. Because Christmas is so crazy, this clan celebrates ChristmasRead more

How NOT to Make Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie - joanns food bites

As you might know, my husband is in the horticulture business.  A couple of weeks ago, he brought home some lemons.  Not ordinary lemons.  These lemons were bigger than my fist. Celebrating Thanksgiving a weekend early, I decided to attempt my first Lemon Meringue Pie.  I searched several recipe books, most of which only usedRead more

Creamy Goodness on Chocolate Milkshake Day

So today, I am not feeling very well.  Fighting a sinus infection.  So, what do I discover…it is CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE DAY and it is my favorite food in the world! I have long since thought, sinus issues and drinking milk were a big “no-no.”  However, as I found in this article, researched published in “TheRead more

Summertime Strawberries

Right now is the prime time for strawberries.  Seeing all the fresh strawberries at the local farmer’s markets got me thinking about my delicious Strawberry cake that I make. What is a Strawberry? Strawberries are a red, sweet, juicy fruit consumed in everything from preserves to milkshakes.  Synonymous with summertime, but able to withstand shippingRead more