17 04, 2015

Cooking Paella!

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I’ve never cooking Paella before. As you can see, it is a beautiful dish full of healthy, natural ingredients that give it flavor and nutrition. After prepping it, it is just a matter of pan frying then sautéing in order of longest cooking times.

I […]

26 03, 2015

Final Exams Finished ….Continue to an Earn A+

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Final exams in Pastry & Baking at Le Cordon Bleu….Finished with A+! It’s hard to keep up with website posting when we have daily quizzes, projects, and graded kitchen practicals (chefs critiquing your dishes like you see on TV!). Here is a quick pos […]

8 03, 2015

Making Classic Buttermilk Biscuits

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I cannot believe how easy biscuits really are to make. And they are cheap to make, too, with only about 5 ingredients! They can feed about twenty people if you have guests for brunch. I have written the recipe in detail in the recipe blog section of the […]

26 02, 2015

Paul’s 60th Birthday Bash

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It was a Moveable Feast….to quote Ernest Hemingway…..”When you have two people who love each other, are happy, and really good work is being done by both of them, people are drawn to them as surely as migrating birds are drawn at night to a powerful […]

15 02, 2015

Thank You to all who came out to Williams Sonoma Lenox Mall Yesterday!

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I want to give a shout out to all my friends, old and new, who came out to see me at Williams Sonoma Lenox Mall yesterday. We had a large turn out on Valentine’s Day. Everyone ate all of my good food, shared my recipes, and I gave cooking lessons on how […]

28 01, 2015

LA is My Kind of Town……The Food at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon …….Go When You Can!

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Only in California, can you be in Beverly Hills one night feasting at Thomas Keller’s amazing Bouchon Bistro, then the next in the valley jamming with our favorite musician friends from Atlanta, Nashville, LA, and everywhere in between till the w […]

24 12, 2014

Family Time Is The Best Time To Share Stories, Recipes, Laughter, and Food

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We have so much fun when we are all together! The fire crackles in the fire place, my cousin “Shag” is tending the bar, making sure everyone has a drink in hand and while he’s making jokes, making everyone laugh, while we are all catching up. My littl […]

15 12, 2014

12 Days of Christmas

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The 12 Days of Christmas…..Here’s a good list of things to do!

The holidays are a time for family and great eats where the key ingredients are easily cooking and love! Here are 12 ways to celebrate and appreciate best moments of the holidays.

O […]

15 12, 2014

Three Perfect Holiday Cocktails

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Festive Holiday Drinks

There are many opportunities to serve holiday drinks. This time of year, it seems there are parties, potlucks, family visits, friends stopping by with gifts, or maybe you are hosting a get together or dinner. No matter the […]

19 11, 2014

The 5 Pans a New Bride Must Have for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away!  Do you know where your pans are?  Right about now, panic is setting in for newlyweds everywhere who are trying to have their first Thanksgiving on their own turf or at their new in-laws’.  Maybe they ar […]