Birthday Feasting

Yesterday was my birthday, and I actually made and ate one of my favorite recipes on my blog  Sweet ‘n’ Sticky Baby Back Ribs. I started thinking of what other things I would eat for a birthday feast, and came up with a menu for my birthday. Mind you, I didn’t actually make all of […]

Olive Oil Cake with Pine Nuts and Currants

I’ve been teaching cooking classes at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, and recently we did a series on Italian regional cooking. One of the recipes that made an impression on me was a Tuscan Pine Nut Cake. Very moist and flavorful, this was the kind of cake to serve not just after a meal, […]

Fun and Creative Halloween Party Ideas

I wish I could say I am a creative genius. I wish I could say I was a crafty mama who can whip up fantastic and fabulous things made with sparkly pipe cleaners and  glitter glue. Nope, that ain’t me. Which is why the internet is so wonderful. I can go to Pinterest and find […]

Not Ready for Thanksgiving? This Recipe Compilation Is For You!

I bet a few of you are reading this on your smart phone while you push your shopping cart around the store, trying to get your last minute grocery shopping for Thanksgiving done. You know who you are. Well, I’m here to help. I’ve compiled a few links of fabulous, but easy to prepare recipes […]

Chocolate Ale Layer Cake

Two of my favorite things in the world recently collided in the most delicious way. Beer and chocolate. As a Featured Publisher for Foodbuzz I got the chance to develop a recipe using beer from The New Belgium Brewing Company.* I have been a beer drinker since I was 18 years old of the legal […]