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Italian Sesame Cookies

In Blog, Desserts, Italian On December 20, 2012 0 Comments

If you like a cookie that’s not too sweet and can be enjoyed equally well with a cup of coffee in the morning as a glass of wine… Read More »


Cookie Baking Tips

In Blog On December 18, 2012 0 Comments

OK, let’s face it….cookie baking can be a real time consuming endeavor which usually requires our utmost attention (lest they burn) and creates a huge mess to have… Read More »

Anisette sinkers

In Blog On December 18, 2012 0 Comments

Bread Machine Recipe – Ricotta Bread

In Blog, Breakfast On December 12, 2012 4 Comments

During a recent visit back to my hometown, I told a good friend that I felt I lost something when I moved to Phoenix and scaled way back… Read More »


Ginger Cookies – Chewy and Delicious

In Blog, Desserts On December 10, 2012 0 Comments

If you’re like me you have a real penchant for a thick chewy cookie…one you can really sink your teeth into. And of course, it goes without saying… Read More »


Quiche Lorraine – Staying True to the Original

In Blog, Breakfast On December 8, 2012 0 Comments

One of the easiest, yet most elegant dishes I like to serve up for a brunch is hands down – quiche . There is nothing richer nor more… Read More »


Spice Cookies – My Christmas Cookie Favorite

In Blog, Desserts On December 7, 2012 0 Comments

This cookie practically spells Christmas to me. The recipe was given to me by a friend of my sister’s about 25 years ago and it remains one of… Read More »


Shrimp Cakes

In Appetizers, Entrees On December 4, 2012 0 Comments

  If you’re like me, whether you’re having a crab cake, a shrimp cake or whatever cake it may be, you want to actually taste the seafood and… Read More »


Thanksgiving in San Diego

In Blog, San Diego, Travel & Restaurants On November 30, 2012 0 Comments

I’ve never been a big fan of traveling on the holidays. I always enjoyed the comfort of my own home, kitchen and decorated surroundings. Besides, my home was… Read More »


Pacific Beach Fish Shop

In Blog, San Diego, Travel & Restaurants On November 29, 2012 0 Comments

Whenever I’m in a beach town I always crave seafood, probably because I don’t serve it at home often, and fresh fish isn’t that accessible in Phoenix. Or…maybe… Read More »