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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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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Two Drink Recipes, for a Nice Summer Afternoon Spritz

Bringing you 2 fabulous spritz drinks to help you keep cool during California’s dog days of summer-early fall. It’s not…

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Recipe for Tomato Feta Galette

A Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe for Tomato Feta Galette

Nothing fancy and so very easy; you can even serve this recipe at room temperature! A long time ago I…

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parmesan crisps

5 Minute Recipe for Parmesan Crisps – for salad or snacking

A quick recipe for Parmesan Crisps that will also introduce you to the Silpat non-stick baking mat. Here’s a recipe…

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How to deseed and chop a jalapeño

If you love cooking, then technique matters: the right way to prepare jalapeños for your recipe. One of the things…

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The Well-stocked Pantry

7 “Must-Have” items for a well-stocked pantry

You’ll be ready for just about anything if you keep these items in stock at home at all times. I…

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