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A Tasty Trip Down Memory Lane

It took only a couple of bites of that chicken dish to bring back memories of my early catering days....

Not Julia’s Beef Stew

If you are making this stew, it’s probably dastardly weather outside and you have nothing better to do anyway!...

Halloween Treats for the Big Night

A frosted brownie and simple mug of soup really hit the spot when you’re traveling down those dark and spooky streets....

My Taste of Italy!

Postcards from Sorento, the Amalfi coast and north region of Tuscany. I focused on the food and wine! ...

Watermelon Caprese

Watermelons are bursting with refreshing flavor right now. This elegant summer salad recipe is easy, delicious and guaranteed to cool you off....

Cookin’ with Love for Boone, NC!

There’s nothing I like better than to cook with friends. Read about my latest interactive cooking class, where THEY ended up being...

Talking Pie with a Southern Girl

I LOVE pie! I got to interview this cookbook author about the secret ingredient to a great crust! You can pre-order her...

Chuck Wagon Inspired Fajitas!

Paws Up is located about 30 miles out of Missoula, Montana and boasts its “glamping” (glamorous camping) experience. They lived up to...

Fe, Fi, Pho, FUN!

On a trip to Vietnam, a dish that really stood out for me was Pho: a bowl full of flavorful broth, noodles...

A Cake for All Occasions

I use Meyer lemons in the recipe because I just love them, and they remind me of Italy. But, you can substitute...

It’s Taco Tuesday! Wait…what?

Mimicking the taste of the ballpark hotdog, this tantalizing sausage taco has all of the same flavors (as a taco!), with the...

Ahhh Baklavaaah!!!!

I modified the traditional recipe, and the result is a buttery, rich bite of flaky, nutty goodness: a cross between pie and...

When Irish Eyes are Smilin’

In this brisket, the sweetness of the onions is the perfect ying to the salty yang of the bacon....

What’s for Dinner Tonight?

Sure, your fridge LOOKS empty, but is it really? Here's how to pull out rando odds and ends and make something delicious!...

Host an Oscar Night Tapas Party!

Are my party hosts and hostesses ready for Oscar Night on Sunday, March 4th? These easy and FUN Spanish tapas recipes will...

Easy Appetizer Recipe for the Ages

I remember making hundreds and hundreds of these during the party season in my early catering days. It’s an easy but lovely...

An Italian Tradition this Xmas Eve

This stew is light, spicy and crammed packed with delectable seafood! Feel free to use your favorite fish in this recipe. ...

Simple. Elegant. Delicious.

Ease into the New Year with a simple side dish that is as healthy to eat as it is ridiculously easy to...

A Pasta Dish for Bacon Lovers

Bacon lovers take note. This pasta dish is lightning quick and can be devoured straight from the skillet, leaving you extra time...

It’s Here …. It’s Here!!

This cookbook is filled with triple tested recipes, sure to please the foodies on your Christmas list. As a special offer, when...

Turkey Day Planning

I’m making my final Turkey Day decisions, and putting everything on my menu plan. Next, it’s time to gather those recipes together...

Countdown to Turkey Day!

I’ve made a ton of Thanksgiving dinners over the years, and there’s one thing that stands out…. organization is key. Without it,...

GAME DAY CHILI!!

I love a piping hot bowl of delicious chili. I often spice mine up so much, that the fire department is lurking...

Gimme S’more Cupcakes!

Gather round the campfire, or party with these s'mores-meet-chocolate cupcakes. This is a decadent cupcake made with brewed coffee, crunchy graham crackers...

Apple, Ginger & Chutney, Oh My!

It always starts with a trip to the farmers market. During this particular visit, I was drawn to stalks of fresh ginger,...

Best Garlic Bread…. Evah!

It's a spaghetti & meatballs kinda night, so let’s give ourselves permission to splurge! Elevate the loaf and bring bread out-of-the closet!...

Rise Up Risotto!

Fall is here and that means SQUASH! I combine spicy butternut with cauliflower rice to make a risotto that melts in your...