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Cookbook

THE WORLD ON MY PLATE

Cooking, for me, is more than food. It’s a celebration of people, stories, laughter, flavors and techniques from a collage of life’s excursions. For this reason, I wanted to compile some of My excursions with You, on a plate. Some of which I never had to leave home to capture.Before […]

Lifestyle

FIRESIDE WINTERS

Every season has its redeeming qualities, some more than others. Winter tests my creativity more than the other seasons. Fireside anything is how I get through winter with a cheerful attitude! Yes, there have been times in my life when I did not live in a home that had a […]

Main Dish

ROASTED RABBIT

I am not sure why Rabbit meat is eaten more widely in Europe than in America, but it is an absolutely beautiful, lean, tender and flavorful meat! If it were not so expensive, I would highly recommend it over chicken. I have prepared it several different ways, and each becomes […]

Bread, Holidays/Celebrations

PEPPER BACON CORNBREAD

I created this delicious cornbread recipe to go in my Halloween Skull Mold but they are so darn delicious you will want to make these all year, in a muffin tin, loaf pan or sheet tray. These will be served on Halloween night for our family, with a huge cauldron […]

Holidays/Celebrations

BOOS & BOOZE

Who said Halloween was just for kids!! Maybe it’s the kid in me, but I have so much fun with all the witchery, magic and potions of Halloween and so why not take that fun into the kitchen, throw a fabulous dinner party and ignite the kid in all of […]

Lifestyle

THE TELEVISION SHOW YOU WILL NEVER SEE

There is nothing more fun nor fickle than TV! The time, money and talent that goes into producing a show, even one episode of a show, is something none of us viewers could wrap our heads around. This story, a Food Network competition 2 of my children and I competed […]

Main Dish

KOFTA KABOBS

I love that my ethnic heritage is of Middle Eastern roots. The food is about the best anywhere in the world! Spices, sweet and savory ingredients mixed together, lamb and seafood prepared in so many varied ways. Yep, I am thankful my palate was awakened as soon as I could […]

Lunch/To-Go, Main Dish

SPINACH SOUFFLE MUFFINS

Busy lives need healthy snacks that are easy to make ahead and take with you. These spinach soufflé’s muffins are one of my favorite to-go meals when I travel by plane and want something healthy to eat on my journey. Oh, if only you could see the look of envy […]

Food as Medicine, Lifestyle

WELLNESS POPSICLES

DON’T put those popsicle makers away yet! Cold, Flu and Allergy season is here, which makes this the perfect time of year to make something icy cold to relieve a dry, scratchy, sore throat. I created this recipe because my own throat was feeling miserable. I can’t express how comforting […]

Food as Medicine, Main Dish

WELLNESS SOUP

Have you caught it yet? Hope not, but if you have or when you do you will want this hot soup created just for cold and flu season ( though yummy any time!). Let’s make this and get you feeling better fast! Turkey (not chicken since chicken messes with antigens). […]

Lifestyle

KILL UR COLD

Do you have a cold already? The flu? REALLY! We haven’t even put our flip flops away yet!! I have one word for you: HYDRATE. I have lots of words for that cold. We each have our little remedies and potions to deal with cold and flu season, but the most […]