Valentine’s Day Swirl Cookies

January 3, 2015

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Ross Sveback 20 Cloves Garlic Chicken Gravy

Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic Gravy

November 2, 2014

I love Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, and have actually made it into a soup – yet wanted to try and come up with something that delivered all that flavor is a laid-back version. Peeling heads of garlic is easy, simply crush and place inside two stainless steel bowls (lips of bowls together, creating […]

Home-made Fabric Softener Sheets

April 7, 2012

I frankly got tired of coating my clothes with a light plastic film in order to soften my clothes and wanted to find an alternative.  I never quite understood how adding fabric softener to the wash actually softened the fabric, yet I wondered if it was added to the dry cycle if that would work.  […]

Feathered Fowl Cookies

March 20, 2009

An icing technique called feathering is when you make lines with a contrasting color while the main background color is still wet allowing the colors to blend. You then take a toothpick or skewere and drag it through the lines to create the look you see here. I would say that this is the easiest […]

Constellation of Scorpio

November 1, 2009

The sign of cosmic purpose, Scorpio is considered the success sign. Self contained and self centered, concentrated Scorpios usually succeed in what they set out to accomplish. Scorpions are known for their intense and powerful natures. They are willful, proud and calm with an electrifying undercurrent of seething intensity. Purposeful and animated with force, they […]

Bacon and Pepperjack Egg Pies

September 2, 2011

Breakfast has never been this fun!  You can also easily make these ahead, refrigerate or freeze them and then reheat them in a 200 degree oven – simple and easy! Recipe makes 8 mini-pies 1 whole package pre-made pie dough 1 lb. bacon, chopped and fried 2 cups shredded pepperjack cheese 2/3 cup half & […]

People Magazine recommends my Shades of Love Cake

January 31, 2013

I could not be more thrilled than to be featured in the Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for People Magazine. Life seems to be giving me so many blessings. Thank you to my friend Martha Nelson for all of your support of me and my brand, and Jackie Fields for all of your hard work. You […]

Blackberry-Blueberry Mini, Deep-Dish Pies

May 15, 2012

Will post the recipe shortly.

Rosemary Scones

March 17, 2013

The delicious scent of rosemary paired with the scone and topped with a generous sprinkle of sanding sugar is enough to get anyone to the table. I baked this batch off in a large cast iron pan that I slathered with butter before adding the dough, yet you can easily cut into wedges and bake […]

Citrus Curd Mousse Tart

May 3, 2010

I am always trying to find ways to remix the known into an updated version.  Here I took half of my lemon curd recipe, but I used up lemons AND oranges I had to create a citrus curd.  See recipes below.  Once that was cooled, I heated up the juice of one lemon with one […]

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Poached Chicken 101

November 25, 2014

I stay ahead of the game by always having poached/shredded chicken in my freezer for ‘later’ – here is how: Place them into a sauce pan and fill to 1″ over the breasts with water – then add 1 tbsp. kosher salt, 1 tbsp. garlic, 1 tsp. coarse ground pepper. I bring this to a […]

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Spicy Corn Relish

November 25, 2014

Strata Versus Frittata

April 29, 2009

What is the difference you may ask? A frittata is the simplest of all the egg dishes to make. It’s merely an unfolded Italian omelet with all the filling ingredients cooked on top. You can make it on top of the stove until almost set and then finish it in a number of ways: under […]

AUDIBLE – Vintage Chill, Summer

July 19, 2010

Fans of the first volume in Kriztal’s seasonal Vintage Chill series will not be disappointed with its second. Subtitled “Summer,” the disc desires to be your deck party chill music. In fact, it goes so far as to plan such an event. “Music for wine lovers!” its front cover sticker should scream. “Perfect for a […]

Sausage & Maple Stuffed Tomatoes

October 24, 2011

I love stuffed tomatoes, they are hearty and satisfying like a whole meal unto themselves.  I also like the fact that I can assemble them ahead of time and pull them out a half hour to hour ahead before I want to bake them which  lets me pre-plan.  Here I wanted to come up with […]

Sun-Drenched Menu Class Revisited

May 11, 2009

This past weekend was the premier of a new venture with Warners-Stellian to offer cooking classes in their stores. This is a great way to not only learn new, inventive cooking techniques; but also gives you the opportunity to see these appliances in motion. Sun-Drenched food was on the menu, and I will be featuring […]

Favorite Things – Miele Oven

May 10, 2009

When you do the amount of cooking I do, you have the opportunity to try out a lot of appliances. Which is nice because I think you should have the opportunity to test drive something before you make the purchase of this size. Yesterday I tried the Miele MasterChef Dual Wall Oven at Warners-Stellian, and […]

Lava Bites

February 15, 2010

Here is an easy party appetizer that is sure to please most guests. Lava bites are a Medjool date that you pit, stuff with a piece of Parmesan cheese then you wrap it with a 1/3 strip of bacon and roast at 400 degrees until golden brown. Let them sit for five minutes before you […]

Country Corn Pudding

December 16, 2011

1 can sweet corn, drained1 can creamed corn8 tbsp. butter, halved1 tsp. salt2 cup 1/2 & 1/24 eggs1 package from box of Butter Townhouse crackers, crushed Melt 4 tbsp of the butter and whisk it in with the 1/2 & 1/2, eggs and salt.  Add drained corn and cream corn, whisking gently to combine.  Place […]

Cooking Farro

January 4, 2015

Our hand-made dishcloths –

September 6, 2010

Nothing does the cleanup in the kitchen like our handmade dishcloths.  Available in a vairety of colors, crafted from 100% cotton and extremely affordable – you will wonder how you ever survived without them before. This is our standard design, in a generous 8″ square – how can you beat the $3 price tag?  They dry […]

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Feta Dill Greek Yogurt Dressing

June 17, 2015

As part of my way to not eat so many chips when watching tv, I started cutting up an entire cucumber and mixing it with a salad dressing – it became a real treat for me. I recently tried some Greek Yogurt dressing from the supermarket and thought – I can make this, so I […]

Blackberrycello

September 9, 2011

You can easily translate this for any fruit of your choosing. I specifically use Everclear instead of Vodka since it is that much more effective in sapping every ounce of flavor out of whatever I am infusing, in this case it was blackberries. I infuse these in Weck Juice Jars for 30 days, shaking it […]

Bread & Butter Pickles

September 9, 2012

As with any of my pickled vegetable recipes, my goal is to put everything I want into each jar to ensure the most flavor potential in the future.  My rule of thumb is to start out by placing my vegetables in first, ensuring that I get as much crammed into each jar and that when […]

Peach Bread Pudding

May 12, 2009

½ lb. loaf of French/Italian/Brioche/Challah bread – cubed and dried out for two days. 4 cups heavy cream 4 whole large eggs 6 tbsp. unsalted butter – melted ½ cup amaretto liqueur ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla ½ tsp. almond extract 6 ripe peaches – peeled, pitted and cubed Do ahead: Generously butter a […]

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SHOP – LUX BOIS Soap

April 7, 2013

Inspired by nature, created from nature.  BOIS, a collection of forest gatherings will leave you entangled and enchanted.  A luxurious, green-scented blend made with Maidenhair Fern, Oakmoss and Mushrooms will leave your skin radiant and smooth.  Journey along through the forest with my BOIS blend, and experience Mother Nature’s abundant offerings. View the rest of […]

Appliances – Miele LaPerla Dishwasher

May 20, 2009

I enjoy handwashing my dishes. Mainly because it gives me time with my daughter to talk, without any distractions and I also like the experience or process since it causes me to slow down. Most of my cookware needs to be handwashed due to the finish and I believe it is necessary to use Bar […]

Constellation of Leo

August 1, 2010

I am a Leo, and have been told many times that I am one to the core. I thought starting this month since my birthday is on the 6th, that I would feature each sign and talk about their traits in detail. The ruler of Leo is the Sun. The glyph is generally thought to […]

Garlic Dill Pickles & Cipollini Onions

August 25, 2012

These remind me so much of my grandmother and how she used to spend the weekend making pickles. This recipe is elevated with the addition of garlic and cipollini onions. Having a helper to peel the onions and garlic makes light work of a tedious job. The rest is easy! This recipe makes 14 – […]

banana flip

June 14, 2009

SHOP – Edible Gold Stars

April 13, 2013

4.5g Edible Gold Stars for decorating your cakes, cookies or whatever else your crazy imagination can dream up. Edible Gold Stars – $7