8 11, 2014

Three Perfect Thanksgiving Recipes for the New Bride

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This will be the first of a series of holiday recipes for brides this year.  My new book, Cooking for Love for Brides, will be out the first of the year.  It not only focuses on recipes and “how to’s” for brides, but the book also highlights twelve short […]

20 10, 2014

Baby Showers…..A Perfect Time for Quiche

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In late September, I had a memorable and fun experience in attending a baby shower for my best friend Irene’s daughter, Abbay, in Memphis, Tennessee. It’s always special going back home to see old friends and get lots of good visits in. Everyone gathered […]

7 10, 2014

The End of Summer…Celebrate with Old and New Friends Wherever You Are

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We were in Charlevoix, MI, wrapping up the last few days of summer. Many of our friends had gone home. What better way than to make some hors d’oeuvres, grab a few bottles of wine, and invite the neighbors who are still in town. Blend old friends with […]

23 09, 2014

The Perfect Recipe- Trout!

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Take 2 trout filets, rinse, pat dry, place skin side down on paper towel. Season both sides of the filets with sea salt, ground black pepper, sprinkle o […]

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!

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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

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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…

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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..

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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

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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 […]