Lifestyle

PEAS AND CARROTS PRODUCTION

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 […]

THROAT TONIC

Winter colds. Spring Allergies. Throat in need of relief? Got just the thing for you! There are lots of reasons our throat feels out-of-sorts, and homemade remedies are far more effective than anything you can buy. This soothing throat tonic will last 2 weeks in the fridge and be ready to […]

EVERY MEAL TELLS A STORY

The art of dining. While the food is what brings us to the table, the visuals and conversations are what will be remembered most. Two reasons why: Each person will notice something very unique, about the spread that is a reflection of their taste, style, and personality. Eye candy, at […]

EGG OBSESSION

Our obsession with eggs is an old one. Is it because they symbolize new life, or is it simply because they are healthy, delicious, and beautiful? The list of dishes that use eggs, feature eggs, or simply showcase eggs would be too numerous to collect. But suffice it to say, […]