Chai Latte Cookies
This last Saturday was my final baking day before Christmas. I spent eleven hours baking and baking, until I had enough cookies to fill a plate for many of our close friends–and then some! It was very tiring, but I always enjoy the process of creating homemade gifts. It feels like you’re offering your loved […]
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Grilled Tuna and Avocado Salad
As a child I was enamored by cooking shows. You might remember my favorites. Of course, Julia Child on The French Chef. How could you not love Julia? But I also eagerly watched Wok With Yan, mostly focused on Asian stir-fries and The Cajun Cook, Justin Wilson, who seemed to shove whole garlic cloves into […]
Chai Pani’s Malabar Chicken
Chai Pani, Asheville North Carolina If you had to reinvent yourself…if your family’s future, and your personal joy, depended on a new career choice, what would you do? In the last couple years, many have had to ask themselves this question and resolved that life can be different. No, life can be BETTER than it […]
Adobo Grilled Pork with Esquite Stuffed Onions
Adobo Grilled Pork from Curras Nuevo Cuisine in Asheville, NC. A delicious blend of Latin spices paired with an amazing toasted corn Mexican snack.
Hibiscus Ginger Iced Tea and Martini
Hibiscus Ginger Tea and Martini Recipe – This recipe’s delicate floral essence, laced with a bright citrusy note, and ginger spice, makes for the best iced tea….. Or martini… That one could ask for!
Dutch Babies with Mulberry-Rhubarb Compote
A Multi-Purpose Meal~ It’s nice to find things that serve more than one purpose. Dryer sheets, for instance, are perfect for softening laundry, freshening stinky shoes and gently scenting the clothes in a packed suitcase. Coffee grounds…not only for your daily cup, but also for flavoring meat rubs and desserts, boosting your potting soil and […]
Pasta Puttanesca with New York Strips and Crispy Basil
Here is a classic BIG-flavor dish that takes a short amount of time to prepare. Pasta Puttanesca, the word puttan means worthless, or throw-away (also slang for hooker) in Italian and several other languages. The dish was named puttanesca because the ingredients were all a chef had left in his pantry one night–just the leftover […]
Potato Chip Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle
Mom’s amazing Potato Chip Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle. A must-make around the holidays!