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Food, life and death

In Blog On January 8, 2013 2 Comments

Why is it that no matter what the situation — a lovely day in life, or a dreary gathering after a death — that food is always at… Read More »


Prime Rib with Yorkshire Pudding – The perfect Christmas Dinner

In Blog, Entrees On December 27, 2012 0 Comments

So as a foodie…yes, planning any holiday dinner is the stuff that keeps me up nights. This year I decided to go a little non-traditional — we usually… Read More »

itallian sesame cookies

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 »