Lifestyle

60 IS THE NEW 40!

Life zips by fast and suddenly you’re 60… It doesn’t have to be! Cooking, for me, is about more than just food. It’s about the people, the stories, the laughter that happen over a great plate of food, in alluring settings. While I have over 300 YouTube cooking videos (I […]

CHRISTMAS 2018

When I was a little girl, Christmas always felt so magical. But now as a mom, and a grandma, Christmas IS magical! As a little girl, I can remember feeling somewhat sad on Christmas day. Maybe it was the letdown that the sparkle of the month of December was, not […]

PEAS & CARROTS

My dream as a filmmaker and visual story teller is to entertain and inspire, everyday people. We capture our guests and audience with antics, our yummy food, and alluring tablescapes, and invite them to “Come sit, Eat, and Chat with us!” As cherished “Grandmas”, we offer ideas, wisdom, and encouragement […]

PEAS AND CARROTS

6 Months in the making and Whisk and Dine goes into production this weekend for its first Reality Show Pilot! So excited!! How does an idea, a thought, a dream become a reality? Beats me! A window, a door would open, and it soon became clear I had found my […]

4TH OF JULY GRILL

On this day, the celebration of Freedom is in the air, and nothing celebrates it more abundantly than the freedom of outdoor living and dining during the summer months! Try your hand at this Grilled Stuffed Squid Recipe for a little something new on the grill! STUFFED SQUID This recipe […]

VISUAL STORYTELLING

A picture is worth a thousand words. Really? How about a video!!!? Two years ago I began to play around with capturing, in photographs, something I have always been good at: Cooking. Then, with prompting from my techie kids, I began to dabble with video, editing, stage props, sound, lighting, […]

PIES & PIANOS

When I was a little girl, we were poor. Dirt poor. My three sisters and I began our lives in a three-room shanty shack along the east coast of a tiny Maryland village. Looking out from our living room window was the ever-present vision of life on the other side; […]

DINING WITH PANACHE

Dining is meant to be a time to slow the clock down, share special moments with people you enjoy, and find gratification in the meals that not only sustain you but pleasure you as well. Dining with Panache is a time to throw the dang clock out the window and […]

PICNIC SEASON

PICNIC season is finally here! Oh, how we embrace this time of year. Whether seaside, park bench, or blanket spread in your backyard or deck, it is an occasion to eat a simple meal outside with nature. Don’t over think it. Keep it simple. It’s really all about the ambience […]

FOOD NETWORK CREATION

Ever been on Food Network? Well, I had to wait until I became a grandma before there was a slot just for me! Clash of the Grandmas. It was the most amazing fun, hardest work, and satisfying experience of my life. Now… I got the bug to do more! If […]