Guest Chef Christmas Cookie Exchange! Mary’s Mini Cinnamon Cookie Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Cookie Rolls These spicy little spirals offer intense cinnamon flavor and are a crispy, buttery cross between snickerdoodles and cinnamon rolls. These luscious Christmasy bites are our friend Mary’s most popular requests for cookie exchanges. Mary says, “Most people say they taste like Christmas!” Grab a mug of steamy coffee or a tall glass of…

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The Perfect French Bread, Baguette & Roll Recipe

A crisp, crunchy crust and slightly chewy crumb make this bread as traditional as the breads served in France. Perfect for molding and shaping into any size rolls or single loaves. This delectable bread is wonderful slathered with butter and jam, toasted, the base for sandwiches, French toast, an accompaniment to soups and stews, garlic…

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The Best Saint Patrick’s Day Tuna Salad Sandwich…Ever!

Just another tuna salad recipe? I beg to differ! This delectable St. Paddy’s Day (or any day) sandwich offers a balance of salty, slightly sweet, crunchy and creamy flavors that satisfies even the most discriminating sandwich spread aficionado’s palate. Not to mention having several colors of the rainbow; does your pot of gold lie at…

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Pick a Perfect Easter Pie: Crunchy Buttery Charleston Pecan

Pecan has always been a tremendous favorite of mine. I don’t need a holiday to make it, but Thanksgiving is when I find myself preparing it most. My go to recipe is one that I found many moons ago while dining at a, then popular, restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina called “Poogan’s Porch.” That night I…

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I Want One! 2014’s Top-Rated Kitchen Gadgets #6 VinLuxe PRO Wine Aerator

This ingenious gadget for wine connoisseurs and aficionados alike, somewhat reads like a biblical claim “turning inexpensive wines into the expensive.” Well, they actually claim their aerator makes it ‘taste’ expensive. There is a difference. Plus, the company donates a portion of their proceeds to solving childhood hunger; a very noble cause. Read what the…

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Guest Chef Wednesday! Miriam Shěn’s Delectable 15 minute Egg Fried Rice

Today’s beautiful recipe is compliments of my dear friend Miriam Shěn. She and I met years ago in college and our bond was instant and permanent. Among many similarities, we share the same passions about our family’s cultures and deep love of cooking. Miriam is Japanese American by culture, but met her husband, a native…

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