Tag: Family

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 […]

THANKSGIVING 2017

GATHERINGS This is a moment in our busy lives, to breath in beauty and exhale gratitude. While the video I have prepared for you best depicts our family celebration, I wanted to also include two of my favorite recipes for you to try any time this year! –        TURKEY STUFFED […]

THANKSGIVING MEAL 200 YEARS AGO

THANKSGIVING. Nearly 400 years ago. Wow! Imagine how the meal was prepared. Allow me to share a fascinating ‘find’ with you. Nearly midway from the first Thanksgiving until now. I found the pages of what appeared a book in the making. But somehow, they were never compiled, or published. And […]

SISTERS WEEKEND

Life can get so busy that we forget to take the time to stop the clock, gather with those we love and enjoy, and create memorable moments to cherish during those rat race times of life. This blog post is about just such a weekend as this. SISTERS WEEKEND! My […]