Category: Food

End of the Year Teacher Gifts

Today was the last day of school so I wanted to give the teachers something nice to show my appreciation. In the past, I would buy Godiva truffles but since then, I have become known for my signature chocolate chunk, macadamia nut cookies. I thought it would make a nice… Read more

Veggie Man

I have been waiting for a good snow all winter and even though it is supposed to be spring, I am still happy to have a snow day. It was perfect packing snow…the kind where your make a snowball and can roll it on the ground into a huge ball.… Read more

Homemade Salsa

There doesn’t have to be a big sporting event to enjoy fresh and delicious tomato salsa.  I have been testing different brands to find the perfect salsa and I am always left with a feeling of …well I like the texture but it is a bit bland or it is… Read more

Turkey Time

It’s that time of year again when we all in anticipation of golden roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and apple pie. I can’t think of any other meal that is more of a comfort food than Thanksgiving dinner. I love to cook and I think I am pretty… Read more

Create a Festive Luau Party on a Budget

I like to end the summer with a festive, theme inspired barbecue. This year I decided to have a Labor Day Luau Party. Adding a Hawaiian theme creates instant fun to any event. I had a great time creating inexpensive luau decorations from household stuff and items found at a… Read more

4th of July Party Decorations and Crafts

I visited Channel 8 in Washington DC to demonstrate how to easily create inexpensive and festive 4th of July decorations. I like to use household items and easily accessible materials found at your local craft store. These projects can be made in advance to help reduce the stress of entertaining… Read more

I Heart Strawberries

I came up with this idea of chocolate drizzled strawberry hearts for a TV segment I was doing for Valentine’s Day last year. I just loved the presentation of this dessert so I decided to bring it out of my archives for another go around this year. These strawberries are… Read more

Pinwheel Cupcakes

Make your cupcakes into festive pinwheels with strawberry and blueberry garnishes. Not only will these patriotic cupcakes add some pizzazz to your Fourth of July celebration, they are absolutely delicious. Click here to see how I made these cupcakes… Read more