Magical Foodlore Moments: Eggplant - Who Would Have thought?

I have to be honest and say that eggplant is not my favorite vegetable UNTIL Linda taught me otherwise. She makes a great eggplant lasagna and she makes great roasted eggplant. But with this latest recipe she has outdone herself! Our Two Friends Thai Eggplant and Red Pepper Stir Fry...Read More »

Halloween and Chili - a Great Combination!


Bring on the Chili!

There will be ghosts, goblins, witches, glowing pumpkins and little children dressed in adorable (or scary) costumes for Halloween! This year in California, there will likely be rain as well on Halloween night.  But that doesn’t stop us; in fact, we love the...Read More »

Magical Foodlore Moments: Cauliflower Rice with Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper


Magical Foodlore Moments – Cauliflower Comes of Age

The days of children turning up their noses to cauliflower are long gone.  It’s hard to decide which is better, roasted cauliflower, cauliflower soup, or pizza crust made from cauliflower.  All of these are great recipes which we will be sharing...Read More »

Magical Foodlore Moments: A Grandmother and her Granddaughter

Magical Foodlore Moments:  A Grandmother and her Granddaughter

Linda has been cooking with her Granddaughter Maia, since she was about 8 months old.  Maia’s love of being in the kitchen inspired our first-in-a-series children’s book Someone’s Making Pancakes with Grandma.  The book is about a child having fun cooking...Read More »

Magical Foodlore Moments: Homemade Marinara Sauce - Tuscany Style

Magical Foodlore Moments: Homemade Marinara Sauce – Tuscany Style:

Ever wonder why people choose to make their own Marinara sauce rather than take the easy way and buy it off the grocery store shelf? I have to confess, that until last week, I had never made homemade marinara sauce;...Read More »

Magical Foodlore Moments: Lemon Cake

Magical Foodlore Moments:  Lemon Cake   We’re always thinking up easy, fun recipes, but they also have to be super delicious!  This week’s favorite is our Lemon Yogurt Cake.  It is so lemony yummy and easy to make.  The greatest thing about our Lemon Yogurt  Cake recipe is you...Read More »

Magical Foodlore Moments:  Chili for a Crowd

Today we are making our Two Friends in the Kitchen Chili for a Crowd.  No need to worry.  Let’s start at a very basic level –  preparation.

The Importance of Preparation:  Having all of your ingredients laid out and ready to go is an often forgotten step. Don’t...Read More »

Magical Foodlore Moments: Braised Chicken Thighs with Leeks and Olives

Chicken with Leeks and Green Olives!  You will be shocked at how easy this is to make and how amazing it tastes!  The great thing about this recipe is that you can prep it in about 30 minutes and then pop it in the oven to cook while...Read More »

Magical Foodlore Moments: Puff Pastry Rolls with Sausage and Pesto  


 Here’s a great, unique, fun appetizer that disappears as fast as you put it out!  Our sausage and pesto roll is, of course, easy to make and so delicious.  We used to serve this as the main course, but then realized if we cut it into smaller pieces, it makes...Read More »

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...Read More »