Organic Persimmon, Red Bartlett Pear and Pomegranate Salad

Organic Persimmon, Red Bartlett Pear and Pomegranate Salad

I never thought a salad would be THE HIT of my Thanksgiving table. Never.  It’s just a bunch a lettuce for goodness sake! This salad had my guests moaning and groaning like they had never had a salad before! I make a moist and juicy turkey that melts in your mouth! My Spiced Roasted Winter […]

Gratitude

Denise Vivaldo's Gorgeous Bird

Thanksgiving is not about sitting around eating too much food with family that you may or may not even like. Thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you have, even if it a mere pittance compared to others. Being grateful you woke up that morning. Grateful you are employed, or if you are not, that […]

Spiced Roasted Winter Vegetables

Spiced Roasted Winter Vegetables

  The holidays are fast approaching, and I am gathering my recipes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts.  Thanksgiving is my holiday in the family, and for the past few years I have been introducing new ingredients and styles of cooking to the traditional family recipes. When you are a culinary school graduate you are […]