Welcome to the Two Friends in a Kitchen Blog: Magical Foodlore Moments


Linda and Cindy have been friends for over thirty years.  Together they have created many magical foodlore moments for their family and friends.  After retiring from successful careers, Linda as a software entrepreneur and Cindy as school superintendent, they decided to fulfill a lifetime dream of working together to teach others how to enjoy the art of creating foodlore stories together with family and friends.

Two Friends in a Kitchen – The Art of Creating Foodlore Moments…Linda and Cindy cherish meals at the family table.  The family table is the place where everyone comes together to catch up on the day’s excitement (the good and the challenging), laugh, talk politics and sports, solve problems, share touching moments, celebrate birthdays and holidays, and to honor their traditions, family, and friends who they both cherish more than anything life has to offer.

Two Friends in a Kitchen will unlock the secrets of preparing simple, healthy, and home cooked meals while enjoying creative moments with those you love.  Two Friends will take the work out of cooking and help you discover or rediscover the fun of preparing a meal as a group of friends or family, the accomplishment of spending an afternoon preparing foods in bulk and freezing the dishes for a rainy day, or how to experience the pride of creating a scrumptious meal in less than 30 minutes.

Whether you want to try great new recipes, become a better cook, have more fun in the kitchen, or learn how to cook from your heart, there will be something for everyone each week on this website. Whether you decide to follow them yourself, or with a special friend(s), or with your son, daughter, spouse or partner, join them at www.twofriendsinakitchen.com.



Zucchini Pancakes

Introducing healthy foods at an early age is the secret to instilling good eating habits in our kids. Nothing makes that task easier or more tasty than a warm homemade pancake filled with delicious vegetables smothered with aromas and flavors such as vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon or orange juice. Maia, Linda’s granddaughter, loves to work with her to whip up these tasty treats for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Her preference is to have them in shapes of hearts and bears using pancake molds Linda bought at a local kitchen store. Zucchini is Maia’s favorite but carrot and lemon are a close second choice. After you are familiar with the recipe, you can change it up however you and your little ones prefer.

Roasted Squash and Potatoes

Our Roasted Potato and Squash is a tasty, healthy, and simple to prepare side dish that compliments any meat and fish entrée. It can be made with seasonal squash such as zucchini and crook neck or summer squash that are readily available at your local grocery store or farmer's market. Roasting the potatoes before adding the squash gives a great blend of textures to this carbo-vegetable mix.

3 Bean Chili for a Crowd

A hot spicy chili is the sign of autumn in our family. This is the dish of Halloween when a crowd of happy goblins arrive at your door with their proud parents just prior to trick-or-treat to break bread together. The rich, red, aromatic, chunky scoops of chili on top of a bed of white or brown rice gives instant energy to the trick-or-treaters about to scope out the best house for candy and treats. This recipe can be made ahead and stored for up to a week in the refridgerator or packaged airtight and frozen for up to 6 months. It tastes better the next day so make a lot to share!