Tag: Family

FAMILY REMNANTS

My niece, Lauren Upton, prepared this table. It’s her birthday party. Turning 29 on the 29th of the last days of 2019. She chose the theme for her birthday party, Middle Eastern. Why? because we are a proud remnant family of Safita Syria and everything we do and cook, when […]

A GRANDMOTHER’S CHRISTMAS

“Twas The Night Before Christmas”… The sweets are all dressed. The packages wrapped. The fire is burning the magic still untapped. The night will be long while Christmas will pass fast. Make a wish, give a kiss and let’s let these moments forever last! When I was in my twenties […]

T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE…

Laughter is my cheapest anti-aging secret! No matter the season or circumstances life throws my way (and trust me, my life has been a tennis court!), I always find something to lighten my spirit and inspire a good hard laugh! Family and close friends who know me can vouch for […]

LIFESTYLE AFICIONADO

Elegance and Fairy Tales don’t just happen. They are created in the mind of an artist and then shared with those of us that need a little magic in our lives. Such an artist as this deserves to celebrated. And so we did! This celebration was in honor of my […]

HOME COOKING: THE WORLD ON MY PLATE

THE KITCHEN! It feels good just to say it! Why? Well, for a gazillion different reasons. Memories are made there. Traditions are created and passed on from there. Our senses are stimulated there. It’a a gathering place. It’s a comfort place. Why? Because we COOK there! Home Cooking was always […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DOGGIE LOVE DOG FOOD

Dogs are such an important part of families. They now enjoy many aspects of our human life. How bout those Dog Cameras for the owners to check in on them from time to time! But what about their food? We are what we eat, and so it is with our […]

CHRISTMAS 2017

EAT. DRINK. BE HAPPY! This video, I have made for you, is a simple yet exuberant collage of the fun, food, and family traditions we love to enjoy each year. I hope you will smile a little, laugh a little, and be REAL hungry after watching! All the recipes in […]