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Salads

TZATZIKI

I believe my favorite part of summer food is all the fresh vegetables that concoct into the most amazing salads! Tzatziki is a staple in my home all summer long. I grew up eating it with my meat and fish the way many Americans put ketchup on theirs. Hah! Mine […]

Lifestyle, Storyteller

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; […]

Main Dish

GOAT MULLIGAN

If you have never had goat meat before, then you are in for a delightfully healthful surprise! Aside from its tender, fall off the bone morsels of yumminess, it also happens to have low levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, combined with high levels of iron and protein, which makes […]

Drinks

LEMONADE COCKTAIL – THE LULU LEMON

Lemonade Season is finally here, and oh the cocktails you can make with homemade lemonade!! My niece Lauren Upton is an event planner for Ken’s Creative Kitchen, in Annapolis MD. This catering company has been wining and dining beautiful brides, prominent politicians, a prince or two, and lots of Hollywood […]

Lifestyle, Tapas

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 […]

Bread, Lifestyle

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 […]

Lifestyle, Tapas

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 […]

Lifestyle, Natural Remedies

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 […]

Holidays/Celebrations, Lifestyle

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 […]

Main Dish, Seafood

BAKED FISH

Ahhhh Fish! Light on the tummy, and full of protein. But sometimes its flavor is so mild that our brain doesn’t register – Full and Satisfied! Spring and summer is my favorite time to bake, grill, or fry fish of any kind and pile it high on top of my […]