2015 Christmas Feast

2015 Christmas Feast

2015 Christmas Menu: Avocado Crème Filled Eggs with Pomegranate Arils Gravlax on Rye Toasts with a Mustard Dill Cream Winter Pomegranate Salad with Fig Vinaigrette Bulgur Wheat Salad with Fresh Herbs, Lemon and Pomegranate Seeds Whole Roasted Prime Rib Brandy Au Jus Horseradish crème Fraiche Truffled Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes Red Wine and Rosemary Roasted
Fall is Approaching Fast

Fall is Approaching Fast

Mondays and Tuesdays are my busiest days in the kitchen menu planning.  Here is what I was working on today…I am tired!  But I love fall!! Simple and Rustic Apple Galette with Warm Caramel Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Sweetened Pears and Porchetta Plated Butternut Squash Risotto with Parmesan, Nutmeg and Fresh Sage Fresh Swiss Chard
Culinary Travels to Texas

Culinary Travels to Texas

  Up until this July, I had never been to Texas.  My husband was actually born there however has never returned.  This year’s USPCA (United States Personal Chef Association) conference was being held in San Antonio and I can tell you that I was more than excited to attend.  Initially, I was looking forward to be
My Garden Fresh Tomato Favorites

My Garden Fresh Tomato Favorites

We wait all year long for fresh ripened tomatoes as they taste unlike any you purchase at the store. Why is that? Well I am sure there are lots of reasons but the store bought tomatoes simply just don’t compare. So now that garden fresh tomatoes have arrived, what do we do with them all? Or
The Flavor Bible

The Flavor Bible

I am often asked.. “What is your favorite cookbook?”  or “What cookbook could you never live without?” or something of the like.  Well, yes I am a cookbook addict.  I admit it.  I am sucker for cookbooks of all kinds especially ones with pretty photos, not just usual photos though, you know the photos that you