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Herbs

It’s the time of year for testing out your green thumb and for foodies that often means planting an herb garden.  For the past few years my husband has thoughtfully planted some of my favorite herbs on Mother’s Day so that I can enjoy them throughout the summer and fall.  […]

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Do Ahead Brunch Dishes

My son has a December birthday so for many years I invited a large crowd to celebrate with a big holiday open house and brunch.  I would make about ten hot dishes that looked pretty extravagant when, in actuality, they were very easy to prepare and, more importantly, made well […]

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My Favorite Kitchen Gadgets

Mother’s Day is just around the corner!   Are you looking for a unique gift that shows thoughtfulness without spending too much money?   These are my top 5 kitchen tools that any foodie will love if they aren’t already in her kitchen. Citrus Squeezer Slice your lemon in half horizontally and […]

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¡Viva Mexico! Some Favorite Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

Every May 5th Americans take the opportunity to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican food and, of course, margaritas.  While many confuse the holiday with Mexican Independence Day, it is actually a commemoration of a battle that occurred 50 years after Mexican Independence during the Franco-Mexican […]

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Kid Friendly Easter Cupcake Recipes

As much as we enjoy teaching children how to prepare meals, what most kids really love to learn is how to bake.  Children love to bake and eat cupcakes! Over the years we have taught many Easter baking classes for kids featuring at least one cupcake recipe that is easy […]

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Lamb for the Holidays

Most cooks are familiar with basic roasted leg of lamb served with mint jelly or the more expensive roasted rack of lamb. My family enjoys both of these. But I’ve found some different ways to serve lamb that have become favorite recipes that we enjoy throughout the year. Throughout the […]

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Taking the Fear out of Fish

Spring is finally here and with that comes Lenten Fish suppers every Friday night. I try to make fish at least once a week throughout the year but during Lent, I guess you could say, I’m religious about it! (Yes, pun intended!) Fish can be one of the most simple […]

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3 Dinners Your Kids Can Make for You!

Over the past twelve years we have cooked a lot of dinners with kids and a few of them stand out as favorites.  These simple main courses are packed with flavor, simple to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Why not leave the cooking to the kids […]

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The Secret Ingredient

I have a childhood friend, Anthony, who lives on the small island of Isla Mujeras just off the coast of Cancun.  He runs a successful fishing business on the island and, whenever I make my way to the Yucatan, I try to steal a few hours of his time for […]

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St. Patricks Day Recipes!

A Few Fun Recipes for Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to pull out the recipes for traditional dishes like Corned Beef & Cabbage and Irish Soda Bread. It seems every year we have the conversation about why we […]