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Sauces & Spices

LEMON THYME DRESSING

Growing up in a Mediterranean home, we flavored things differently than everyone else I knew. When you’re a kid, for some reason, we are embarrassed to be different. Now, as an adult, I have discovered that the flavors I grew up with, are the best! Real stuff!! Salads, like most […]

Pasta & Pizza

PIZZA PRIMAVERA

I can’t think of a more delicious way to enjoy spring veggies than on a PIZZA!! Primavera, in Italian simply means ‘spring’. Look at all the beautiful asparagus and juicy cherry tomatoes popping up everywhere. And those herbs… Oh My Goodness the herbs! Oregano lasted all winter in my greenhouse, […]

Desserts

BLUEBERRY-LAVENDER POPSICLES

If you know me, you know I am a late-in-life rookie gardener. This year I wanted to try my hand at an ‘Herb de Provence’ field, in an area the deer usually beat me to. It worked! I am so excited to see and smell the intoxicating aromas of lavender, […]

Main Dish

HASSELBACK POTATOES

Potatoes are one of those fabulous vegetables we could eat all by itself, and these Hasselback Potatoes will fast become your favorite! The great thing about making a potato this way, besides its crunchy skin, individual sections stuffed with anything your heart desires and easy to serve one-per-plate portions, is […]

Main Dish

TOMAHAWK STEAK

Whether you grill a steak on an outdoor grill or a cast iron griddle on your stove, the Tomahawk Steak is the most impressive steak to cook! I use to be intimidated to cook steaks, thought it was a guy thing, until my son, an executive chef who cooks hundreds […]

Desserts

FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

What type of chocolate cake do YOU like? There are a gazillion recipes for chocolate cake. So the real determination as to what recipe you will love is to determine what you want out of the flavor of chocolate. There are those that prefer milk chocolate anything, which is less […]

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 […]

Salads

CORN SALAD

Nothing tastes more like summer than CORN! Roasted on the grill or steamed in their husks, corn is delicious all ways. An easy way to enjoy a large helping of sweet corn is in a salad; perfect for poolside lunch, picnics, or backyard dining! The sweet juicy corn, the acidity […]

Tapas

ROASTED BEETS & GOAT CHEESE TAPAS

Roasted beets. Creamy herbed goat cheese. Pink Himalayan salt. One bite delights. How does THIS sound! This beautifully impressive tapas dish is worth the little extra fuss to set them in front of your most discriminating guests. With two easy steps to prepare this dish, assembling goes rather quick and […]

Bread, Lifestyle

SWEET BREAD

Since I was a young teen, I have made this bread every year for Easter. Why? TRADITION! Roasting whole lamb on an outside spit with groups of family willing to rotate basting, while laughing and drinking throughout the night. Red (only) eggs dyed with a concentrated powder as dark as […]