Around the Kitchen Table – My New Show on Google+

Around the Kitchen Table

In case some you've been wondering what I've been up to lately, I'm happy to announce a new show that I've been working on for the past few weeks called Around the Kitchen Table.   My co-host for this series is Susan Serra  a World Renowned Certified Kitchen Designer and  Author whose kitchen have appeared in many publications, most recently House … [Read more...]

My Seven Favorite Meyer Lemon Recipes!

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One of my favorite times of year is when the Meyer Lemons start coming into season and I've begun to see them in my area supermarkets again so that means its time to getting cooking with Meyer Lemons!   Meyer Lemons made their first appearance in the United States in 1908 when Frank Meyer introduced this hybrid of a lemon and mandarin orange. … [Read more...]

Chicken and Shrimp Toscano

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During my restaurant days I loved the saute station, blending ingredients together, finding the right balance, getting the sauce just right and providing my guests with a good value and a delicious meal. One of the ways I used to keep costs down was to mix chicken and shrimp together.  My guest still got the splurge of plump juicy gulf shrimp, … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese and Hello from Florida!

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For those of you that don't know, I moved to Kissimmee Florida at the end of October.   And for those that didn't know last year was one of the worst years of my life.   I battled my work related injuries, that Doctors told me couldn't be fixed, constant pain and a bout of depression that came as the result of those injuries and the fact that I … [Read more...]

10 of My Favorite Soup Recipes

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With Winter closing in and the days begin getting colder what could be better than a big bowl of a your favorite comforting soup!    Here are 10 of my favorite soup recipes to help warm your body and your soul! Chicken Soup with Mini Ravioli Cream of Broccoli with Roasted Tomatoes & Cheddar Shrimp and Crab Chowder Ribollita (Tuscan … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes

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Over the course of my cooking career I have eaten and made some delicious desserts!  And while every season is dessert season, there's something special about the fall.  As we begin to lose sunlight and the nights start to get cooler with that crisp clean air of fall..... to me that seems like the best time to bake!   With fresh apples, pears, … [Read more...]