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VALENTINE DINNERS AT HOME

Valentine Dinner. Do you really want to go out to a busy restaurant? Surely the servers would rather be elsewhere? You are creative. Surely with a little help and a few ideas, you could create an amazing situation for an evening to celebrate, right there in your own home, whether […]

HIDDEN NOTES

De-Clutter the old, and have a little fun with the prospects of the new! How to you approach a new year? While resolutions are often short lived, I have traded in resolutions for something a little more fun: Hidden Notes! As I wrap up, and pack away the ornaments from […]

CHRISTMAS 2017

EAT. DRINK. BE HAPPY! This video, I have made for you, is a simple yet exuberant collage of the fun, food, and family traditions we love to enjoy each year. I hope you will smile a little, laugh a little, and be REAL hungry after watching! All the recipes in […]

THANKSGIVING 2017

GATHERINGS This is a moment in our busy lives, to breath in beauty and exhale gratitude. While the video I have prepared for you best depicts our family celebration, I wanted to also include two of my favorite recipes for you to try any time this year! –        TURKEY STUFFED […]

THANKSGIVING MEAL 200 YEARS AGO

THANKSGIVING. Nearly 400 years ago. Wow! Imagine how the meal was prepared. Allow me to share a fascinating ‘find’ with you. Nearly midway from the first Thanksgiving until now. I found the pages of what appeared a book in the making. But somehow, they were never compiled, or published. And […]

SISTERS WEEKEND

Life can get so busy that we forget to take the time to stop the clock, gather with those we love and enjoy, and create memorable moments to cherish during those rat race times of life. This blog post is about just such a weekend as this. SISTERS WEEKEND! My […]

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Sometimes our best dinner celebrations, are right in our own home! When an evening calls for a special occasion, I love to play “theatre”! Set the stage with ambiance, eye candy, and great food and wine. The evening can linger into the wee hours of the morning, which makes the […]

SEAFOOD

There is always something magical about the SEA! Treasures seem to magically lie within. SEAFOOD is my favorite treasure deep within the waters of an ocean, sea, or river. Sometimes they skim the top, while others love to lie deep within the mud. Nonetheless, they are all delicious! I have […]

IZAKAYA

A refreshing approach to meal time, using many things already in your fridge. A few sauces, and broth concoctions, and before you know it, you have a spread to satisfy every picky eater. NOODLES. Udon, Ramen, regular spaghetti, or a variety of gluten free noodles, will need to be cooked […]

CHRISTMAS GOOSE

Nothing says “Holiday Feast” quite like a Goose! It’s succulent, dark, flavorful meat makes it a prize hunt for the holidays. While I have never cooked a goose before, I was curious to see if roasting it the way I would roast any large piece of meat would prove noteworthy. […]