Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Pumpkin, Pecan and Apple Crumble Thanksgiving Pies

It's almost Thanksgiving and what would the holiday be without a few traditional Thanksgiving pies to help celebrate the season!   Our table wouldn't be complete with at least two of our favorites one of which has to always be Pumpkin Pie! Through the years I've tried different recipes but I always go back to the recipe on the back of the … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Recipes – Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce & Cole Slaw

Mashed Apple Butter Sweet Potatoes 2

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.....well except for the ones I've worked.   It's a day to see family and friends, a time to come together and give thanks for all the blessings  you have in your life.   This year we'll be celebrating at home in Florida and it will be the first Thanksgiving in a long time that we didn't have … [Read more...]

On the Road with Chef Dennis – TuckAway Shores Resort

TuckAway Shores Room view

Lisa and I celebrated the Anniversary of our first year in Florida last Tuesday and I began thinking about all the wonderful places we've been to since our arrival in Florida and how I'd love to share them with my friends. I didn't have to think very long about it, because I knew that Google+hangouts would be the perfect way to share my … [Read more...]

What you Don’t Know About your Food Can Hurt you!

Say no to GMO

If I had to pick one life changing event this year, it would have to be attending ShiftCon in Los Angeles.  To say it was eye opening would be an understatement.  When you have a multitude of aha moments over three days it makes you feel as though you've been living under a rock. But to repeat the message that so many of those wonderfully … [Read more...]

Ratatouille Two Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

Mediterranean Ratatouille

One of the great pleasures in life has got to be vegetables cooked and seasoned properly.   There's something so wonderful about the fresh taste that nature has given to us in so many different flavors, shapes and colors.   And cooking them properly is really easier than you think! Many years ago I learned how to prepare a classical version … [Read more...]

Pinkwashing – The Dirty Little Secrets

Re-think the pink

It's October and that means its  Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means that everything from the White House to the NFL is draped in pink to show support for this very worthy cause.    But there's a Dirty Little Secret about this type of  Pinkwashing that most of us aren't aware of. Last weekend I spoke at Shiftcon in Los Angeles on one of … [Read more...]