chocolate for your soul and soulmate!

It’s Valentine’s Day, time to cook your way into the heart of your soulmate, or feed your own soul for that matter! And, on this special day of love, chocolate is always at the top of the list. Here are … Continue reading

vanilla salted chocolate cherry decadence

Well, having been tasked to create a fabulous recipe to pair with a truly great wine, here is my result — it’s party, a chocolate party — in your mouth! A sumptuous balance of sweet, tart, bitter, salty goodness, Pair … Continue reading

super bowl SCORES!

We’re rolling up on Super Bowl Sunday, sooooooo, what are you going to nibble on during the game? Will you be hosting friends, going to a friend’s home to watch the game, or joining in a huge Super Bowl party? … Continue reading

summer rolls, northwest style

Make ’em ahead, wrap ’em and pack ’em, these are a cool  summer treat for outdoor dining! Shrimp or prawns, crab are all optional. Or, arrange all of the beautiful ingredients on a serving platter and let your guests roll … Continue reading

crepes

Crepes are marvelous things — they can be filled with simple things, left-overs, whatever is on have for a quick snack or meal, or they can be full-on gourmet goodies! They freeze well (just remember to separate them with plastic … Continue reading

bunny biscuits

  Quick Orange Chive Biscuit Bunnies   3 tablespoons sugar 1-2 teaspoons fresh orange zest 2 cups biscuit mix (I like Bisquick brand) 1 tablespoon freshly snipped chives 2/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon orange extract or orange liqueur flour, for … Continue reading

limoncello

Aha! I spied Meyer lemons in the market — that means it’s time to make limoncello! I first tasted limoncello in Sorrento, Italy, many years ago. Many years later, I was introduced to the creamy version. They are both decadent … Continue reading