Start your grills…..

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Cooking video, Recipes | Comments Off on Start your grills…..

Get a jumpstart on meal prep for the upcoming week with my grilling tip.

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Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Appetizers, Cooking video, Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Seafood | Comments Off on Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp

Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp

Looking for a quick dinner that tastes just like one you would get at your favorite seafood restaurant? Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp had all the flavor of a restaurant quality dish without the added expense of dining out. When making a delicious entrée is so simple, it was just as easy to eat at home. With wild shrimp readily available in many local markets and a couple pantry and refrigerator ingredients, your dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Baked Feta and Tomato Shrimp is loaded with garlic...

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Irish Soda Bread

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Breakfast, Cooking video, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Side dish | Comments Off on Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

My husband is Irish. He is one of those fair-skinned Irishmen that call his sunburn “an Irish tan.” He comes from a large Catholic family and has multiple siblings and cousins named Mary Katherine and Patrick. And he is known to enjoy a beer or 2. So when March rolls around each year, he would like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all month long. An Irish feast of corned beef and cabbage graces our dinner table at least a couple times during March. My husband would be ecstatic if we had this traditional Irish...

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Sweet Soy Glazed Steak Rolls with Asparagus and Scallions

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Beef, Cooking video, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes | Comments Off on Sweet Soy Glazed Steak Rolls with Asparagus and Scallions

Sweet Soy Glazed Steak Rolls with Asparagus and Scallions

My oldest daughter’s first year away from home was spent living in a dorm. This year, she decided it was time to spread her wings and give independence a try. She shares a 4 bedroom apartment with 3 friends. With this new found freedom comes more responsibility. Unlike the dorm life, there is not an around the clock meal plan when an apartment is your home. She has learned that even though it is cheap and tasty, one cannot survive on macaroni and cheese alone. She enjoys cooking at home, but realized that...

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Butternut Squash and Green Bean Risotto

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Cooking video, Entrees, Gluten Free, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes, Side dish | Comments Off on Butternut Squash and Green Bean Risotto

Butternut Squash and Green Bean Risotto

I was never a fan of making risotto.  The slow process of adding cupful by cupful of stock to rice and stirring constantly while it was almost absorbed seemed painful to me.  Inevitably I either had the heat too high resulting in the stock being absorbed quickly.  The result was a batch of crunchy, undercooked rice.  Or I had the heat too low.  My risotto ended up being a pot of mush after all my stirring and stirring and stirring. Butternut Squash and Green Bean Risotto is a recipe that needs little...

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An Elegant and Easy Holiday Cocktail Party

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Appetizers, Cooking video, Drinks, Recipes | Comments Off on An Elegant and Easy Holiday Cocktail Party

An Elegant and Easy Holiday Cocktail Party

The holiday season is all about getting together with family and friends.  Have guests over for a no fuss – no stress cocktail party.  Serve a festive cocktail and a couple elegant but easy to make appetizers for a memorable party for you and your guests.           I have added a video so you can cook along with me because cooking together is so much fun! I like to welcome party guests with a festive Poinsettia Cocktail to set the mood for a merry evening.  Prosecco, a close...

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