Caprese Pasta Salad

I am so getting the itch to go back to Italy. It seems all I want to do is read up on the places I didn’t visit last time and delve into more Mediterranean cookbooks in addition to my photos off the coast of the Mediterranean. This is a...

Memorial Day Treat!

Memorial Day is this weekend and many of you will have your family and friends over to BBQ, hang out in the sun and sit out at the pool if the weather is favorable. There are so many great things to prepare but one easy fun treat that the...

Mangoes

I love mangoes and this time of year it seems I can’t get enough of them even though they are available year round. There are tons of great recipes out there to use with mangoes and two that come to mind are a mango salsa and mango slaw. The...

Sea Salt

Until just recently salt was considered a basic commodity – salt was just salt! Now however, gourmet chefs in homes and in restaurants, have learned to appreciate and distinguish between the distinctive qualities of the many varieties of sea salts and how these salts enhance the flavors and finish...

Great Day St Louis features my Cake Balls

This morning on Great Day St Louis my Cake Balls were featured for a Mother’s Day treat. Here’s a clip of the segment and my Red Velvet Cake Balls. The segment starts 2:00 minutes into this feature. To make these yourself see an earlier post on Cake Balls for...

Cake Balls

This morning I decided to attempt to make cake balls. It’s cake that you then add some mixin’s and then dip in hard chocolate. Use your favorite recipe or box mix After baking let cake cool Crumble cake into a large bowl Add your favorite icing and mix Using...

Sushi Class

This past week I had the pleasure of teaching a Sushi Class at the Missouri Botanical Gardens and also for a private event at someones home in Farmington, Mo. Both classes were lots of fun. The event that I taught in Farmington was a larger private group than what...

Spring Fling

This past Friday Nicole G. gave her good friend Maggie an In-Home Culinary Birthday Class and invited Maggie’s sister Ann as well. The three ladies had a great time creating the Spring Fling feast that Maggie had selected which consisted of: Beggars Purses with goat cheese filling Mixed Green...