11 08, 2014

Shrimp and Grits with Fried Green Tomatoes…..Perfect Saturday Night Dinner

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Cooking with friends on a Saturday night is a great way to spend relaxed time together.  Instead of dealing with crowded restaurants and rush hour traffic, plan a casual dinner at home or at your friends’ house.  Your group can decide what the menu sh […]

6 08, 2014

My Daughter-in-Law Made Omelets!

By |August 6th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

I could not be more proud than I am today of my daughter-in-law, Saima.  Pregnant with her second baby, she has struggled with foods that taste good to her.  She texted me Monday with a craving for my omelets.   She wanted me to make them for her sinc […]

12 07, 2014

Micheal Symon’s Crepe Lasagne

By |July 12th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

I’ve wanted to start making crepes.  I’ve been pouring through recipes trying to refresh myself on how to make them.  The other day I was having my car maintenance done while watching The Chew in the waiting room.  Low and behold, Michael Symon was making […]

7 07, 2014

Food and Relationships…

By |July 7th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

Sarah Smartt is not your ordinary ten year old little girl.  I don’t mean to brag, but she is confident, thoughtful, and responsible.  And she loves cooking. You know how rare these combined traits are among teenagers, let alone, a ten year old!  In the k […]

3 07, 2014

Weekly Homage…Chef Charlie Palmer..

By |July 3rd, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

When thinking about this week’s chef homage article, I remembered that Chef Charlie Palmer influenced me in the early 90’s.   I met him, got this cook book, “Great American Food”, and got it signed by him when he opened up Aqua Terra in Palm Beach.  I hav […]

29 06, 2014

Why I Love Friends of English Avenue

By |June 29th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

I love spending time volunteering at  Friends of English Avenue!  You won’t believe what all happens there everyday!  FEA is growing  1,600 pounds of organic vegetables on inner city property per year that feeds the entire English Avenue and Elm Street ne […]

28 06, 2014

Cooking for two …..Why does it work?

By |June 28th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

It’s important to have him wash the vegetables while you chop. Or have him chop while you mix and stir.  Why? Because its all about the circle of love! It’s the every day type of simple tasks that build intimacy in a relationship. You count on him to do […]

19 06, 2014

Food and Relationships…..Enjoying Family Holidays

By |June 19th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

Father’s Day was an intimate holiday gathering of our blended family. I love to take advantage of holidays to bring our families closer together. Married children, step children, daughter and son-in-laws, and in-laws’ parents, all appreciate being invite […]

17 06, 2014

Irene and I Got Everyone Into the Kitchen Saturday Night……

By |June 17th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

Well, I had to do a proper post about our fabulous dinner party Irene, Margaret, and I put together while I was home in Memphis.  As usual, we had too much good food, laughs, wine, and fun.  Any time you get a few close friends together into the kitchen, […]

11 06, 2014

Weekly Chef Homage….This Week it’s Atlanta’s Kevin Gillespie

By |June 11th, 2014|Articles|0 Comments

Each week I will begin featuring a weekly chef homage so that my readers can get new ideas and share great recipes from the best and brightest chefs.  Since this is my inaugural week, I want to feature a southern chef, with whom I share a lot in common.