The beginning of my pregnancy was tough. I was nauseous all day everyday with no relief. I heard of morning sickness. I expected something along those lines to happen. The all day sickness lasted week after week. For some people I know it lasts even longer than the first trimester. I am grateful I […]

Brian has been bugging me to make some from peanut butter protein bites forever. He had something similar at nearby juice shop one day. From then on he could not get them out of his mind. I knew I would have to come up with not only the right flavor but consistency as well. After […]

Recently the women’s group at my church held a fundraiser. Each participant took 3 containers and filled them with whatever they could think of. We had soups, sauces, chili, salads, and other yummy concoctions.  I chose to make a butternut squash soup with caramelized onions. The sweet onions were a perfect compliment to the butternut […]

As the month of March approaches we start to see signs of spring. It is almost time to usher in sunnier and warmer days. We look for ways to brighten up our food as well as our tables. I recently had the opportunity to share some great spring recipes with  Hidden Hills Magazine . Seeing […]

The holidays are here and all things festive are in full swing. These sparkling pancakes are sure to keep the party going long after dinner is over. This pancake recipe is great way to treat overnight guests to something special. Use a little bit of Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee Champagne and strawberries in this batter […]

Crostini is one of the most perfect appetizers. You can use your imagination to dream up wonderful combinations to top a crusty piece of bread with. This roasted grape crostini with a chili laced ricotta is one delicious bite. Drizzled with honey and sitting on top of New York Style Panetini this is a great […]

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Our Christmas Eve is traditionally laid back and more casual. My dad cooks up a 7 Fishes feast while my mom and I prepare for Christmas Day. The menu on Christmas Eve follows Italian tradition and we have dishes that are mostly centered around fish.  My dad makes shrimp, lobster, and clams all different ways. […]

With the holiday’s around the corner a lot of us are busy menu planning. If you are searching for a new all star side dish, search no more! This recipe for macaroni and cheese uses 3 different kinds of cheese. What makes it really special is the topping. Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar is delicious all […]

With Thanksgiving around the corner many people question what they are thankful for. The topic of conversation often yields the question, “what are you thankful for?” Maybe you have a stock answer prepared, or your list is overflowing. Perhaps, you are finding you feel as though you have nothing to be thankful for. The impeding […]

  Cranberry Apple Bacon Bars, yes you head that right! The combination of cranberries and apples is refreshing in itself. Placed in-between a short bread crust and baked into gooey goodness. This recipe is going to be your new favorite fall dessert for a crowd. If you are searching for something other than traditional apple […]

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