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+

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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...]

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...]

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...]

Grilled Peaches and Cream Gelato – National Ice Cream Month

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With summer in full swing that means we're into serious ice cream weather,  what better way to beat the heat than with a bowl full of my grilled peaches and cream gelato!  And just in case you needed another reason July is National Ice Cream Month! And what better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month than with my friends at the Mid Atlantic … [Read more...]

Individual Strawberry Shortcake Recipe – National Dairy Month

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As usual I missed another foodie holiday, National Strawberry Shortcake Day was June 14th and while I had great plans to make a three layer strawberry shortcake for the occasion, as happens too often life gets in the way.   Well I guess its better late than never, those lush beautiful berries are everywhere in the markets, and at least by waiting I … [Read more...]

Low Sugar Oatmeal Crispies and Eat Write Retreat

Crispy Brown Rice Cereal, California Raisins, Monk Fruit in the Raw Cookies

Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Eat, Write, Retreat in Philadelphia.   But the question  would have to be, why would I not go given the opportunity, especially since it was just a 10 minute drive from home.   It was glorious affair and you couldn't have asked for two better hosts than Casey Benedict and Robin Webb. For me the best … [Read more...]