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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 […]

Holidays/Celebrations, Lifestyle

FUN GIFT GIVING IDEA

If you are a Food Aficionado, Food Blogger or simply someone who loves to dog-ear good recipes, THIS is a fabulously fun way to give gifts. And please, don’t just limit this idea to holiday season. I love to give this gift all year long; birthdays, invitations to a dinner […]

Bread, Health

CRANBERRY NUT BREAD

Cranberries. One of the misunderstand fruits of winter. There is an underlining, often unspoken rule of recipe creating; sweet, sour, salty, acidic and textured things mixed together, make for the most remembered dishes. Add to that, health benefits, and you’ve got the perfect one bite wonder! Cranberries, being quite sour, […]

Holidays/Celebrations, Lifestyle

T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE…

Laughter is my cheapest anti-aging secret! No matter the season or circumstances life throws my way (and trust me, my life has been a tennis court!), I always find something to lighten my spirit and inspire a good hard laugh! Family and close friends who know me can vouch for […]

Bread

CHOCOLATE NAUGHTY MUFFINS

What would you say if I told you, you could have ‘naughty’ and healthy all at the same time… Yep! That’s exactly what I thought!! Deep, dark, rich, earthy, healthy antioxidant raw cacao, sweetened with dates and molasses , fattened up with almond flour and a few eggs to hold […]

Main Dish

BEEF WELLINGTON

YES, this is a time consuming dish but I promise you, NOTHING tops Beef Wellington done this way! A real show stopper!! When my family gathers, it is not only special because they are the people I love most in this world, but because they are all Food Aficionados! Professional […]

SIDES

FONDANT POTATOES

Is it possible for a potato to wow you with the most amazing flavor and texture? YES! Fondant potatoes, first created in France and known at pommes de terres fondantes, are crisp and crunchy on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, and bathed in brown butter, thyme and […]

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 […]