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Moroccan Around the Christmas Tree

In Around the World, Beverages, Books, Entrees, Food, Wine On December 17, 2015 1 Comment

Moroccan around the Christmas Tree at the Christy party house. Pour some spicy sauce over couscous grains and you’ll please even a mouse. Tangy yet sweet, it can’t… Read More »

#VegFlavorBible – Spring Negroni

In Beverages, Books, Cocktails, Cookbook Reviews, Resources On May 14, 2015 10 Comments

Do you dream of creating recipes worthy of winning Top Chef or Chopped competitions, or wowing your family and friends with your own recipe creations? Meet Karen Page… Read More »

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

In Appetizers, Around the World, Books, Entrees, Food, Resources 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 »

The Dubliner Judge & #PotOKerryGold Giveaway!

In Entrees, Food, Products On March 10, 2015 8 Comments

“How do you plead to the charge of adulterating a classic Irish dish?,” intoned the imperious jurist from his bench.  “Not guilty and here is the proof,” said… Read More »

A Very Downton Dinner

In Appetizers, Books, Cookbook Reviews, Entrees, Food, Resources, Sides On January 2, 2015 2 Comments

It is often difficult to keep up with who is doing what to whom on Downton Abbey.  However, one of the constants is that the Earl of Grantham’s… Read More »

Love at First Crunch – Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps

In Appetizers, Food, Products, Resources On September 12, 2014 2 Comments

Fate brought us together, and it was love at first crunch. There in the cheese section of Bristol Farms was a mound of autumn-colored, peek-a-boo boxes displaying the… Read More »

It’s All Greek to Me – Lemony Grilled Chicken and Greek Salad

In Books, Cookbook Reviews, Entrees, Food, Salads On July 29, 2014 6 Comments

I am a self-professed cookbook bibliomaniac.  Cookbooks arrive fast and furiously at our house despite Sous Chef’s protests that the bookshelves are sated.  (Seriously, there is always room… Read More »

Tantalizing Thanksgiving Turkey & Pumpkin Pie

In Books, Desserts, Entrees, Events, Food, Lifestyle, Products On November 22, 2013 2 Comments

The countdown is on, and only six days remain until the frenetic holiday season officially begins.   Crazy relatives, grumpy co-workers and retail insanity all hits at once.   If… Read More »

Live Like Julia – Julia Child Rules + Giveaway

In Books, Cocktails, Events, Lifestyle, Resources On September 15, 2013 18 Comments

Congratulations to Karen P of From Scratch Blog!  She is the winner of the Live Like Julia Contest! I admire Julia; I use her cookbooks; I have seen… Read More »

Watermelon Martini Addiction + Giveaway

In Beverages, Books, Cocktails On August 14, 2013 34 Comments

Congratulations Kathy at Bake Away With Me – you are the winner of the Great Food! Cookbook! Warning – A Watermelon Martini may be habit forming.  Do try… Read More »