Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Shrimp and Stuffed Mushrooms for the Holidays!

crab imperial

With the winter holidays just a few weeks away, its time to kick the menu up a few notches to give your holiday guests something to talk about!  And what could be better than Stuffed Lobster, Stuffed Shrimp or Mushrooms all stuffed with a delicious crabmeat stuffing!   Now thats something to celebrate! The crab imperial I use for those delicious … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas and Recipes – Around the Kitchen Table

Turkey Croquette

Thanksgiving and any of the winter holiday celebrations that follow always means there's going to be turkey on the table.   And that means leftovers and whats better than Thanksgiving Leftovers! But after a few days of turkey sandwiches and platters, you start thinking of other ways of transforming those leftovers into something not quite as … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Fettuccine Alfredo – An Italian Classic

Fettuccine Alfredo

When you mention Fettuccine Alfredo you get a variety of responses.  You can immediately see some people diving face first into the memory, savoring the moment they last tasted the delightful flavors of that classic Italian dish.....sigh Then again you get the others that think of all the ways to make the dish less fattening by sucking all the … [Read more...]