I like entertaining. Truthfully. I love it. Coming up with recipes whether reading cookbooks, searching online or creating my own dish is totally fun for me. Finding side dishes that everyone likes when you are hosting a dinner party can be a bit overwhelming at times however. I have found though, that potatoes are a welcome addition to just about any table. It’s familiar and comforting to many people. And there are a 1000 ways to make them! As a Brand Ambassador for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, I look for ways to incorporate this very popular and so flavorful cheese into my recipes.… Read more
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Brussel sprouts. You either love them or not. But, I will bet you never had them made in a good way if you say you don’t like them. There was a time that you would see recipes that showed boiled or mushy sprouts. I don’t blame anyone for not eating them. I didn’t grow up having them at dinner. And my Mom is an amazing cook!
I started making them three years ago for Thanksgiving. I found a recipe that sounded good on “paper”. Once I made them, I realized how delicious they are! The funny part was, while they look like little cabbages, they don’t taste like that.… Read more
These Sweet and Tart Lemon Curd Cookie Cups are the perfect dessert to share with your friends, family and guests this holiday season.
We are heading into a crazy fun time of year when you love to entertain. The opportunity to have last minute guests over, let alone planned parties, just means having your pantry full of helpful resources is a really good thing. Which is why I am glad to share my little secret solution with you. The one and only “Baking Queen”, Betty Crocker, has made filling your pantry with cookie mixes to grab for a quick (and creative) dessert so easy.… Read more
I love this time of year. The types of food available, the recipes I am able to create with the abundance of seasonal ingredients and the opportunity to cook for those I care about. But it can be so stressful to find the right dishes that accommodate everyone’s dietary preferences. Which is why I am happy to have the opportunity to sit at the table today and get organized for Thanksgiving.
With a big cup of steaming hot mocha, my favorite cookbook authors and my recipe box, I am slowly paging through cookbooks finding recipes that will be a welcome addition to our table.… Read more
It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin. In everything these days. I am totally good with that! I love pumpkin. I use it in sauces, pasta, salads, roast it and of course, bake with it. It’s extremely versatile whether doing sweet or savory dishes.
Every family has recipes that have meaning to them. This one is mine. My Mom has been making these bars since we were kids. In fact, she used to make them and put them in the freezer for when guests came over. The problem is, we discovered that is where she was “hiding” them and ate them frozen.… Read more
Anyone that knows me knows how much I love coffee. I don’t just drink it for the energy – although that is a nice perk (pun intended). I actually like the flavor! And that is why I am so picky when it comes to the brands I choose to drink.
When Nescafe® Taster’s Choice® reached out to me to try their instant coffee, I was willing to learn more. As I read about their approach to responsibly sourced beans how they roast them, brew and flash freeze their coffee to lock in freshness, I got the feeling that what I knew of instant coffee was no longer current.… Read more
As Labor Day approaches, it may cross your mind that summery cold drinks are no longer as welcome as hot beverages. But that is so not true! The calendar may say one thing but the warm weather tells us another. If you like tea as much as I do, then you are going to enjoy these popsicles with a more unique flavor profile.
You may be familiar with Tetley teas since they have been around for more than 170 years. Originating in England, the company grows tea in over 35 different countries around the world. They have an Iced Tea Blend that makes not only a refreshing glass of ice tea but also works beautifully in these Very Berry Iced Tea Popsicles.
This recipe is a real mix of fresh summer fruits like raspberries and blueberries and the juiciest of lemons. Everyone knows of that famous golfer (Arnold Palmer) and his namesake iced tea and lemonade blend.… Read more
It may be the end of August but vegetables are still fresh and crisp making for the ideal salad on these warm days. Creating new versions every day can be challenging but not when you have flavorful salad dressings from Litehouse brands. If you are from Idaho, you may have heard of the Hawkins family who owned the Hurschell’s Lighthouse restaurant more than 50 years ago. Since then, their Litehouse salad dressings have won over both adults and kids nationwide with their robust taste and multitude of uses.
I would suspect that when you choose a hotel to stay at when you are traveling, the restaurant and food service within the property are not top of mind. Well, they should be! Yes, location and amenities matter but so does the food that is served while you are a guest on the property. Most hotels take great pride in this aspect of their business which is why the Hyatt works so hard to exceed our expectations when it comes to their chefs’ experience.
This week, I had the distinct pleasure of being asked to be a Judge for the Hyatt’s The Good Taste Series 2016 Culinary Competition.… Read more
Having a healthy breakfast is the way to start your day off on the right foot. But sometimes finding time to make it is the challenge. With the start of spring, my goal is to create easy, healthy, on-the-go types of dishes. Since eggs are perfect for any time of day, this was a great place to begin.
Most people have muffin pans in their kitchen. Have you ever wondered if there is another way to use them? Well, how about making individual omelets that you can make and eat like you would a cupcake? No fork needed.
This is the simplest recipe and something you can do to completely accommodate your family or guests’ food preferences.… Read more