Have your cake and eat it too with Duncan Hines “Everyday Celebrations” Mini Cakes

Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duncan Hines. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was first contacted by Duncan Hines to try their new Everyday Celebrations Mini Cakes, I had my doubts.  I mean after all I'm a chef and a food blogger, we make our cakes from scratch......right? Well truth be told there isn't always time … [Read more...]

Hot Fun in the Summertime with Clementine Colada & Clementine Gelato #drinknoble

Seminole Pride Noble Juices, Florida,

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine. Anytime is the perfect time for fresh Florida Juices and Seminole Pride Noble Juices simply can't be beat!  Florida grown and manufactured by fourth Generation Floridians is a definitely a recipe for success!   And speaking of recipes … [Read more...]

Tangerine Curd Recipe & Dessert Ideas with Seminole Pride Noble Juices

Seminole Pride Noble Juices

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seminole Pride Noble Juices. All opinions are 100% mine. One of the biggest advantages of living in Florida besides the endless miles of beaches, the continuous sunshine and all of the amazing attractions are all of the Fresh From Florida Fruits and Vegetables that are available through out the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Ganache Truffles and Treats for Valentines Day

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With Valentines Day quickly approaching my thoughts turn to chocolate!  Well that's not really a surprise, my thoughts turn to chocolate quite often, and not just because I like chocolate. I haven't gotten to be this old to know that there's a special relationship between women and chocolate.  I've also learned that "Chocolate has charms that … [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...]

How to make a Strawberries and Cream Cake

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With Strawberries everywhere in the markets I thought what would be better for this weeks Around the Kitchen Table then a Strawberries and Cream Cake loaded with fresh local berries and  a creamy light filling! It proved to be a great idea as the combination of the Strawberry Cream, fresh strawberries and sponge cake delivered a light not … [Read more...]

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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My Seven Favorite Meyer Lemon Recipes 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 … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes

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My Top Ten Fall Dessert Recipes 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 … [Read more...]

Peach Pecan Pound Cake

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We have been so lucky this past week enjoying near perfect weather this week, although I don't think anyone would mind if the rain slowed up a bit.  Normal for this time of year since June is 8 inches and we've had about 28 inches this season already!  But this week has been glorious!   No humidity and temps dropping into the 6o's at night, just … [Read more...]