All American Hamburger

All American Hamburger

If you know me well, or maybe even if you don’t, you know that I am not a huge fan of hamburgers.

Ham, yes. Hamburgers, no. I did not grow up eating them, and I am not even sure why. We were an all-American family who enjoyed many of the normal American traditions, however I did not enjoy the hamburgers of the times. [Read More]

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Inspire Your Meals With Chilled or Grilled Foods

Inspire Your Meals With Chilled or Grilled Foods

Bring on the soup, but make sure it’s cold! When most of us think of summer fare, we think of barbecue and grilling. I do also, however when the temperatures are in the 100s, I think the less heat the better. [Read More]

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For the Love of Lavender

For the Love of Lavender

When many people think of lavender, they envision purple flowers, soap, oils and candles.

When I think of lavender, I think lemonade, cookies, and creme brûlée. No surprise right? [Read More]

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O’o How We Loved Maui

When we plan our family vacations, we usually look for an amusement park, water park, historical monument, museum, or zoo near our destination.

But after an amazing experience on our most recent vacation in Hawaii, we’re going to be looking for something more: farm and culinary tours, aka agri-tourism. [Read More]

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My Top 11 Kitchen Tools

Step into any kitchen in America and you will surely discover a myriad of different kitchen tools in cabinet drawers and filing utensil crocks.

Many were certainly purchased by the resident home chef, but others, I can assure you, were gifts from friends and family. [Read More]

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Cut the Little Ones Some Slack

Cut the Little Ones Some Slack

I am open and honest with clients in my cooking classes when they state, “Wow, your kids are so lucky to have a chef for a mom,” or “Wow, your kids must have amazing palates!” I am here to tell you my kids are kids. Like most parents, I wear baby goggles, but even I have to admit my kids are just like everyone else’s. [Read More]

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