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This is a soft, pliable fondant. It’s best to use this the day you make it as it hardens quickly. 1 – 16 oz bag regular or miniature marshmallows 2 Tablespoons water 4 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ½ teaspoon lemon extract Non-stick spray for mixing bowl 2 lbsRead More →

An absolute explosion of flavor and sensation. This will be a hit at any gathering. Very good with pita chips. Ingredients: 1 can drained chickpeas (reserve 5-6 for garnish) 4 tablespoons chickpea water (aquafaba) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup tahini 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/3 cupRead More →

Breaking away from the idea that vegetables can be a substitute for pasta, my “zucchini strands” are delicious in their own right as a stand alone vegetable dish. You can use pre-packaged or home spiralized zucchini strands for this recipe. I used fresh mozzarella in this recipe, but another softRead More →

Ingredients: The Cake: 4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup powdered milk. 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 cup water 1/4 cup melted butter Filling: 1/4 cup softened butter 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon Glaze: 1/2 cup softened butter 4 ounces softened creamRead More →

This might seem like a not-so-great choice if you only know cream of celery soup as the gloppy condensed type that comes in a can. A real, fresh, cream of celery soup is so delectable, you won’t even believe it. It’s delicate flavors are perfect for a soup course, orRead More →

A beautuful soup bursting with flavors. A family favorite of mine. My kids practically drink this soup. Go easy on the curry powder if you are a curry newbie! Ingredients: 1 medium butternut squash (6-8 cups cubed) 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 yellow onions 2 ribs celery 2Read More →

To view an elongated version of this video, click on the title on the upper left corner.  That will take you to the youtube platform and the video will fill your screen there.  The most ethereal meal you may ever prepare! The intensity of the chopping and sauteeing of theRead More →

For an elongated version of this video lesson, click on the upper right hand of this video where it says “Classic American Buttercream”. That will take you to the YouTube platform, where the video will fill your screen. Thank you! American buttercream is the easiest icing to make, and it’sRead More →

To start this video at the Miso Glazed Carrots recipe and lesson, go to the 7:40 mark. Thank you! Little nuggets of savory goodness! This recipe elevates carrots to a cravable dish you will love! Mirin (rice wine), rice vinegar and miso paste may be ingredients you are not familiarRead More →

This is the best broth for someone who isn’t feeling well. The ginger soothes the tummy and the combination of garlic and ginger along with the deep flavor of chicken make such a delectable elixir, you’ll be craving it even on your most vibrant days. This is delicious on itsRead More →

A perfect recipe for your very first baked whole chicken. A seasoned cook will appreciate this recipe as it will be a reminder to why they fell in love with cooking in the first place. This is an excellent recipe for any day – your busiest days or a lazyRead More →

There is something so satisfying and joyful about finding colorful, sumptuous summer fruits and making a beautiful pastry out of them.  Here is my recipe for Fresh Apricot Galette, plus a mini-lesson on how to make this simple, rustic all-butter pastry.   Fresh apricots shine like jewels in this sumptuousRead More →

Hello, and thank you for being here!  This watermelon and feta salad is surprisingly delicious.  The sweetness of the watermelon is tempered by the very powerful flavors of balsamic vinegar, feta cheese, fresh mint, red onion and more.  The watermelon absorbs all of these flavors and literally melts in yourRead More →

This pizza is so fabulously creamy and delicious, it’s hard to believe how easy it is to make. Because I want to highlight the flavor of the pears, I don’t use a tomato sauce with this pizza, but the layer of fresh mozzerella, olive oil and sliced pears under theRead More →

This chocolate sauce is so versatile. Use it warm and you have a drizzly accent for your cookies, cakes or pastries, use it room temperature and you have an exciting “drip” for drip cakes. Use it cold out of the fridge and you have the center of a truffle. It’sRead More →

Savory Persimmon Flatbread Recipe A simply delightful combination of flavors. Flatbread is so easy to make, and is the perfect canvas for some truly beautiful creations. I hope you enjoy the colors and flavors of this recipe, and I hope it inspires you to try your own unique blends ofRead More →

You can start this recipe with chicken right out of the freezer. This feature alone makes this recipe a great option for busy days when you have no plan, although it’s fancy and delicious enough for a special occasion. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are preferable, but you can also useRead More →