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Tapas

BLINI & CAVIAR

Dining at home is my favorite way to celebrate a great meal with friends and family! Decadent appetizers are a fabulous way to start the evening. The blini (mini crepes), will keep for several days in the fridge, which makes assembling these little beauties minutes before serving, all the  more […]

Lifestyle

60 IS THE NEW 40!

Life zips by fast and suddenly you’re 60… It doesn’t have to be! Cooking, for me, is about more than just food. It’s about the people, the stories, the laughter that happen over a great plate of food, in alluring settings. While I have over 300 YouTube cooking videos (I […]

Bread

HEALTHY QUICK BREAD

I am both a tea drinker and a coffee drinker! Green tea helps me think, while the coffee helps me to move into action and accomplish what I thought about! When I was in my twenties, I could drink either tea or coffee on an empty stomach without my tummy fighting […]

Desserts

CREME BRULEE

Chefs, as with all artists, are inspired by some of the most peculiar things. I like to call this creation: Winter Forest Creme Brûlée! Starbucks. I walked into a Starbucks shop the other day and a strange, weird new drink caught my eye. Juniper, sage, latte with a sprinkle of […]

Holidays/Celebrations, Lifestyle

CHRISTMAS 2018

When I was a little girl, Christmas always felt so magical. But now as a mom, and a grandma, Christmas IS magical! As a little girl, I can remember feeling somewhat sad on Christmas day. Maybe it was the letdown that the sparkle of the month of December was, not […]

Desserts

SPICY PIE CRUST

A simple pie crust can be made with a fork or a food processor, and there is nothing better than homemade pie crusts! They are really not much different that making cookies. Here is one of my go-to crusts that I simply change the spice flavor depending on what is […]

Bread

DATE NUT BREAD

The smell of the holidays starts right here in the kitchen! Oranges, cinnamon, and rum. Can’t you just taste the love! When family is home for the holidays, or I am simply all by myself, I love the smell of bread warming in the oven for breakfast. This spiced date […]

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 […]