Picture Cook – an entirely new cookbook concept

January 14, 2014
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If you dislike following recipes, particularly lengthy ones, but still like or need visual guidance when cooking, Picture Cook.  See.  Make. Eat. may be for you.  Personally, I just get a kick out of the concept.

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Tips for making your own gingerbread house

December 24, 2013

Today is Christmas Eve, a wonderful time to settle in and enjoy a holiday activity that everyone in the family can participate in.  Gingerbread houses are a great tradition, where everyone can help with one, or each family member can make their own. Today’s guest post will help get you started.  This is brought to […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes

July 29, 2013
Fried Green Tomatoes

I hadn’t even heard of a fried green tomato until the movie of the same name came out in 1991.  And it wasn’t until today until I finally tried one (actually several). Now my life has changed forever. And I keep asking myself ‘why’?  Why did I wait 22 years for this experience?  (And by […]

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Crustless Ham and Spinach Quiche

December 31, 2012
Crustless Quiche

    I seriously considered something a little sexier for today’s post, such as a cocktail or appetizer recipe, given that it’s New Year’s Eve.  Really, I did. But, then I decided that after all of the indulgence over the past week, you just may appreciate a tip on how to use up the last […]

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Homemade Pizza

November 5, 2012

Word on the street is that one of the coming year’s food trends is homemade pizza. It’s not like homemade pizza is a new phenomenon, but I am expecting that we’ll see some new and interesting topping combinations.

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100 step-by-step Napkin Folds – Book review plus giveaway

October 9, 2012

If you love to set a beautiful table when you entertain, and only know one or two ways to fold napkins, as I did, beautifully illustrated 100 step-by-step Napkin Folds is for you. Authored by food stylist extraordinaire Denise Vivaldo, and published by Robert Rose,  this book is a fabulous how-to on every conceivable napkin […]

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Wedding Cupcakes

September 24, 2012

    In case you missed my last post on this topic, my friend Sarah recently asked if I would make cupcakes for her wedding.  I thought it was a great wedding gift, so after collaborating with Wilton, I wrote a post about practicing decorating wedding cupcakes with family friend, sixteen-year-old Monica.  (It is one […]

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Wedding cupcake practice with Wilton

August 16, 2012

A few months ago, my friend Sarah asked me if I would make cupcakes for her upcoming wedding in September. I had never decorated cupcakes before.  Ever.  In my whole entire life. But, I figured it would be a cool wedding gift.

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Homemade Fish and Chips (Step by Step)

July 31, 2012

Wherever I travel, I always indulge whatever the food that the region is known for.  Salmon on the West coast, lobster on the East coast, Avocados in California…you get the picture.  Up here on the northern lakes, it’s all about the fresh fish. Right where we are at our lake house, the popular catch is […]

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How to Chop an Onion (Video)

April 28, 2012

My very first job in high school was working for a caterer. I started out by working as a server, but he soon noticed my curiosity about all things culinary, and then he ended up teaching me several techniques that have always stayed with me. One thing I learned from him was how to chop […]

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