Don't take olives for granted!

Make a resolution, pay attention to your olives!

It’s a shame to take the olive for granted when there’s so much variety! I love olives. Green, black, stuffed,…

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What to do with all those gift wines?

Turn them all into wine spritzers and keep your party going! Gift wines. There. I said it. A bottle quickly…

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There is a better way to cook bacon that doesn't involve a frying pan.

Bake, Don’t Fry Your Bacon!

You’ll be blown away how much easier it is to BAKE your bacon. I may be stating the obvious but…

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How to dress your salad AND make sure it doesn’t wilt

A little “insider” trick that keeps your salad from wilting. The fact is, a slightly wilted salad isn’t bad for…

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Simple Recipe for Champagne Vinaigrette

And so easy to make: Dijon Mustard, sea salt, champagne vinegar, and olive oil. You know me. I love to…

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recipe for roasted onion dip

Recipe for Slow Roasted Onion Dip

This is the onion dip taste you’ve been looking for – seriously. You’re going to want to keep this one.…

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home roasted garlic

How to Roast a Head of Garlic

A fabulous “quick” preparation for a favorite… wait a minute… what IS garlic anyhow? Here's a fun fact about garlic.…

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color coordinate your drinks

How will you make your football party stand out?

It IS great time to entertain your friends and family—make those memories stand out with a themed cocktail drink! As…

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Essential 5 kitchen knives

The Essential 5: Must-Haves Knives for your Kitchen

Make your kitchen functional and safe with sharp knives that can get the job done! Maybe you’re thinking it’s time…

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Home Entertaining Tip: Create a Great Cheese Board

Make it colorful and fun: alternatives for cheese boards, knives, serving bowls. I have a friend who grew up in…

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Open up your home and celebrate

Entertain like an Italian and Enjoy the Spirt of the Aperitivo

Enjoy the relaxed pace and informality of a timeless continental style. One of the reasons I became a restaurateur is…

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the Perfect Poached Egg

Recipe for the Perfect Poached Egg

The mystery of poaching eggs is lifted. I love poached eggs. My mom and dad used to have them with…

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