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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. […]

ENGLISH CHRISTMAS PUDDING

  Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol, I believe was the first and only time I had encountered The Christmas Pudding. Now, married to a British Gentleman, I accepted the challenge to – Recreate The Christmas Pudding. Traditions are like that. Particularly at holiday time, we reach deep into our memories […]

TELEVISION INTERVIEW!

WELCOME TO MY KITCHEN! SOMETIMES IN LIFE, A WHIRLWIND PICKS YOU UP, AND FLYS YOU OFF TO UNEXPECTED PLACES. AS A SIXTY THREE YEAR OLD GRANDMA, I AM FEELING AGELESS AND HAVING A BLAST!! JOIN ME IN MY JOURNEY AS I BRING FUN, FAMILY, AND ENTERTAINING INTO YOUR HOME THROUGH […]

SPICE CAKE with PUMPKIN GANACHE & CARDAMOM CREAM

Nothing tastes more like October, November, and December than dark, rich, spices in our desserts! This cake is so rich with holiday-season flavors that it is sure to become a favorite to make again, and again, each Autumn and Winter. There are three parts to making this decadent dessert, and […]