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Wine Pairing Weekend – South of the Border

On April 21, 2015 2 Comments

Ole!  This month the Wine Pairing Weekend Group is traveling South of the Border to Mexico and celebrating Cinco de Nueve  (our version of Cinco de Mayo).   Join… Read More »


Calling All Cabernet Lovers: Grab a Fork & Pop a Cork

On April 21, 2015 0 Comments

Calling all cabernet lovers:  it’s time to grab a fork and pop a cork!  Cancel your weekend plans and head over to HALL St. Helena for the Sixth… Read More »

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Wine Pairing Weekend: Spring Fling with Greek Pizza & Wine

On April 10, 2015 12 Comments

 “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”  So said Demosthenes, a Greek orator of the 4th century BCE.  Good old Demosthenes anticipated the utterly clever Food… Read More »

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#BloggerCLUE Spring Recipe Roundup

On April 8, 2015 20 Comments

Spring is in the air and the Blogger Clue Society is bringing you their favorite recipes to ring in Spring with.  It’s officially time to put away your roasts, stews,… Read More »

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Perfect Herb Roasted Chicken & Greek Bruschetta – It’s All Greek!

On April 7, 2015 2 Comments

Opa!  We are celebrating the one year anniversary of my favorite Greek cookbook, It’s All Greek to Me by Debbie Matenopoulos.   Its recipes are accessible, ingredients easy to… Read More »

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The Culinary Diva Goes to Washington

On April 7, 2015 0 Comments

I’m baaaaaaack!  Just like Senator Smith, Sous Chef and I packed our bags and headed for Washington, D.C.  We have returned–travel weary, feet aching, appetites satiated–and I am… Read More »

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The Tipsy Palmer

On March 19, 2015 2 Comments

No, a Tipsy Palmer is neither a comment about Arnold Palmer’s condition after having a few with the boys after golf nor his eponymous drink with a spirit… Read More »

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Rarebit

On March 16, 2015 3 Comments

You say rabbit and I say rarebit, but by any other name it is cheese sauce on toast.  As simple as this seems, the unusual name can cause… Read More »

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Irish Seafood Cocktail

On March 15, 2015 2 Comments

Looking for a twist on the traditional shrimp cocktail?  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, I have a recipe for Irish Seafood Cocktail that you… Read More »

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March Culinary Madness with HSN’s “Worlds Largest Cooking Lesson”

On March 13, 2015 0 Comments

March Culinary Madness continues!  On Sunday, March 15th, HSN is presenting the “World’s Largest Cooking Lesson” hosted by the adorable Aussie transplant to LA Curtis Stone.  (Curtis, in case… Read More »