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Desserts

FRUIT & NUT BITES

Healthy desserts, and healthy snacks that satisfy, are not easy to come by. Fruit and nuts, in any form, are often a good standby. Sometimes you want a little something creamy to satisfy that hankering for a piece of cheesecake, or ice cream. Ugh, health! These little Date Bites were […]

Desserts

HONEY CAKES

Having gone to see the new Christopher Robin film with my grown daughter, her request, I was reminded just how much I adored Winnie the Pooh! The numerous scenes in the film of honey oozing and dripping from here and there tantalized my appetite to make these Honey Cakes. My […]

Filmmaking, Lifestyle

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 […]

Desserts

FIG TARTS

Nothing says ‘hello September’ to me like FIGS! Big fat juicy figs falling off the tree, tempting all with their sweetness. How is it that nearly three generations of Americans thought figs were some dried up fruit, from a far-off land, squished inside of two pieces of dough, and called […]

Breakfast/Brunch

THYME QUICHE

Eggs, for me, are always a meal: Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. This fast and easy quiche can be prepared in a large pie dish, using your favorite pie crust, or store bought (if time is in your way), and these simple ingredients. Quiche Ingredients Makes 1 large, or 4 mini-quiche […]

Salads

CRAB TOWERS

MARYLAND is a crab state. And while crabs can be enjoyed fresh out of the Chesapeake Bay for several months throughout the summer, the tedious work of picking crabs, (which can only be done by hand) is fast becoming a fading job market to fill. No one wants to do […]

Bread

PAO DE QUEIJO

I haven’t made Brazilian Cheese bread since I left Brazil a few years ago. But, with all the gluten-free friends and family around me now, I had to wow them with the best dang bread they will ever eat! The flour ground from the yucca, (manioc, cassava) root is used […]

Desserts

ALMOND ESPRESSO POPSICLES

Every afternoon, throughout the summer, I find myself looking for something icy cold, with just a little kick of caffeine, and of course… healthy! These Almond Popsicles have become my summer afternoon treat. Lots of crushed almonds, a few dates to sweeten, (instead of sugar) a splash of espresso, and […]

Lifestyle

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 […]