Category Archives: Recipes

Eat Your Salmon – Thai Style!

My family and I LOVE salmon!  We make it a point to have salmon at least once a week.   It has so much of its own inherent flavor that I usually just cook it very simply…with salt, pepper (BTW: I prefer crushed red pepper – try it, it comes out really great!) and … Continue Reading ››

Paella Procrastination

My very first Paella experience was over 20 years ago, and it was “love at first bite”.  It was my first experience with something very unique and exotic.   I instantly responded to the depth of flavors this one dish had….and I truly admired its irresistible presentation.   The Paella came to our table … Continue Reading ››

The Truffle Shuffle

Well!  ‘Tis the holiday season and those who know me well, know that it’s about the time I start making holiday treats for friends and family.   I did not feel like making cookies this year – so done!  And I did not feel like making my usual rum balls. Naah!  Truffles! I thought.  Let’s … Continue Reading ››

Crepes Galore!

Love Love LOVE dessert crepes!  To me the perfect dessert crepe is soft and chewy with tons of chocolate inside and out!  Earlier this year I had the pleasure of gorging at the Jean Philippe patisserie at Aria Hotel in Las Vegas.  While everything I ate there was out of this world, I have to say that their … Continue Reading ››

I Just HAD to Share This Video!

Sorry fellow foodies....I know this is not the norm for my blog....but I came across a video which made me laugh while I learned a pretty cool new recipe.  I just have to share it with you all.

Most of you will know Fabio from his appearance on Top Chef.   Here he … Continue Reading ››

Cooking Oils: Love ‘em or Leave ‘em?

A few years ago, a lot of my family members were getting diagnosed with high-cholesterol and heart problems.  After hearing reports from the numerous doctors’ visits of my family members and listening to advice from everyone I knew, I started to believe that Olive Oil is the ONLY way to go and Extra Virgin … Continue Reading ››

Parmesan Crisps

Looking for a great accompaniment for your wine, or an unusual  garnish for your salads and soups?  Then look no further. 

I found a neat little recipe….really simple to implement with lots of flavor….Parmesan Crisps!  

Shred some parmesan cheese.  On a baking dish lined with parchment paper, drop mounds of parmesan … Continue Reading ››

A Surprising Summer Dessert!

A few years ago I saw a Barefoot Contessa TV segment and I picked up a recipe she demonstrated.  It has stuck with me for all this time.  

As for my personal touch:  I add some Grand Mariner to turn up the volume. 

It’s a perfect summer time dessert.  And the best … Continue Reading ››