a bit o’ Irish!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I wanted a new dessert to celebrate the wearing’ o’ the green. I muddled around green, and Irish, decided to go with Irish … whisky! Everyone likes ice cream, yes, indeed … Continue reading

chocolate raspberry truffle torte

For my Valentine, I want a decadent dessert, preferably dark chocolate or raspberry. This is my FAVORITE! Enjoy! chocolate raspberry truffle torte Butter for the pan 1 cup butter 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

what to eat when you’re in hawaii

I’m vacationing in Hawaii, but still feel the need to relax and cook a mouth-watering, sumptuous meal, with local ingredients and little fuss. The fresh ahi here is like none other I have ever tried, sooooo very fresh, melt in … Continue reading

insalata caprese al inverno

Ah, the weather got you down? We have seen bit of sun lately, but it’s COLD! I like to make this salad in the dead of winter, because I like to cook seasonally, and because it cheers up my tastebuds! … Continue reading

lime gelato floats

We recently hosted a fabulous winemaker’s dinner with Juergen Grieb, winemaker and owner of  Treveri Cellars in Wapato. His wines are magical, easily paired with food, and a great addition to the holiday season. The lime gelato recipe is mine … Continue reading

acorn squash stuffed with wild rice, pears & cranberries

Yummm — we are so blessed with fabulous foods grown locally. Here is a great showcase of loads of our local bounty! The squash, of course, can be roasted and served ‘naked,’ and the stuffing is very versatile, as a … Continue reading