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Monika Spykerman

Marvelous matzos: Step outside the box with this homemade recipe

April 17, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

“Matzos are so delicious,” is something you’ve never heard anyone say. Yet people have been eating matzos (also called matzah) or similar unleavened flatbreads for thousands of years. Matzos famously… Read story

Experiment with Greek-inspired salad rolls is a wrap (sort of)

April 10, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Life

I did quite a bit of cooking while my daughter was home for spring break, but the day after she left, I reverted to feral scrounging habits and, well, let’s… Read story

If you like peaches, pie and granola, then this breakfast is made for you.

Spoil someone you love with peachy granola

If you like peaches, pie and granola, then this breakfast is made for you.

April 3, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Life

My daughter is home for spring break and I’m having a ball spoiling her. She’s so much fun to buy things for because she has very specific tastes and I love the rush I get when I absolutely nail it, finding just the right thing to delight her. She’s also… Read story

Whipped coconut cream is delicious and light with sweet fruit and toasted cashew crumble.

Healthy? Sort of. Delicious? These paleo parfaits are perfect once you get the trick of coconut cream

Whipped coconut cream is delicious and light with sweet fruit and toasted cashew crumble.

March 27, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

I have made many things over the past few years, but I’ve never attempted a dairy-free, gluten-free and (virtually) sugar-free dessert before, that’s for sure. I realize that many of my recipes exist outside of what could strictly be called “healthy,” and are far afield of any current food trends.… Read story

This white bean and spinach quesadilla is warm, toasty, creamy and cheesy while also being relatively healthy.

Quesa your troubles away: When I’m stressed, I still have to eat, and so does my husband

This white bean and spinach quesadilla is warm, toasty, creamy and cheesy while also being relatively healthy.

March 19, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

Personal growth can be so overrated. What I’d like to do is stop growing for a little while and just rest. I’d like to lay me down in some green pastures (as the well-known scripture says) and a few still waters wouldn’t hurt, either. Read story

This pay de queso, or Mexican cheesecake, is easy to make but you must start with room-temperature ingredients and chill it after baking for at least four hours or overnight.

Pay de queso is just right for celebrating Pi Day – or distracting from a daughter’s milestone

This pay de queso, or Mexican cheesecake, is easy to make but you must start with room-temperature ingredients and chill it after baking for at least four hours or overnight.

March 13, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

When I ruminate on the fact that I have a 21-year-old daughter, it makes me feel a bit woozy, like I’m standing on the roof of a skyscraper. I can see the view but I just can’t believe it’s real. Nevertheless, there she is, walking around and being competent and… Read story

With a pound of cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, spinach and lots of garlic, this dinner has a lot of flavor but only 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Pep up your pasta with chicken tenders, lemon pepper, fresh herbs and garlic

With a pound of cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, spinach and lots of garlic, this dinner has a lot of flavor but only 2 or 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

March 6, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

I never get tired of chicken. I fix a chicken dish once a week — usually roasted chicken thighs with various seasonings, or a recipe I call That Chicken Thing (chicken cooked in a covered casserole dish with vegetables). My daughter, bless her cotton socks, got tired of her mom’s… Read story

This ooey, gooey dessert needs only a few ingredients (and a few hours).

The slow road: Although a breeze to assemble, slow cooker dessert only a partial success

This ooey, gooey dessert needs only a few ingredients (and a few hours).

February 28, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Life

I’ve always wanted to try a slow cooker cobbler, an assemble-it-and-walk-away dessert that bypasses the fuss of pans and ovens. However, I’m not convinced that it’s the best way to go, especially since a cobbler cooked in the oven is ready two or three hours sooner. Who wants to put… Read story

If you&rsquo;ve got a whole lotta eggs, a few veggies and cheese, you can make these egg muffins for breakfast or a dinner entree with a salad (or tater tots, no judgment).

Great Eggspectations: Simple egg muffins recipe uses anything you have on hand, is perfect for pairing

If you&rsquo;ve got a whole lotta eggs, a few veggies and cheese, you can make these egg muffins for breakfast or a dinner entree with a salad (or tater tots, no judgment).

February 21, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

One of the drawbacks of having a broken shoulder (acquired in my driveway during the January ice storm) is that I can’t drive. It’s just me and the cat at home during the week and, honestly, the cat has shown me no sympathy whatsoever. I eagerly await the weekends, when… Read story

These crispy potatoes are golden brown on the outside and fluffy and flavorful on the inside.

Time to talk taters: Lemony roasted potatoes full of bright, punchy flavors

These crispy potatoes are golden brown on the outside and fluffy and flavorful on the inside.

February 7, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

It’s February. It’s cold. It’s rainy. And it’s also really, really rainy. (I thought I would use this introductory paragraph to state the obvious.) What is the antidote to this relentless dreariness? A sunny Greek vacation in a whitewashed cottage overlooking the azure sea and your own private infinity pool?… Read story