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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Ready for football season?

Football Season is HERE!

What a great time to entertain your friends and family—but don’t forget the most important ingredient! It’s football season –…

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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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Home Entertaining in Style: The best way to build a collection of fine silver and crystal

The secret: estate sales, flea markets, thrift stores. And they’re fun! For some folks, having the perfect set of home…

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Enjoy an afternoon wine spriz

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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Wine glasses with Fran

How will you pick the perfect wine glasses for your home?

With so many options, designs, and ideas sometimes it’s hard to settle on a choice – unless you have some…

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8 must-have home bar

8 Must-Have Items for your Home Bar

Spare yourself the last-minute run-around – get these 8 handy home bar tools now.    Next to food, drinks are…

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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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