Turkey Mushroom Cottage Pie

Piping hot ground turkey and and mushrooms in a rich gravy topped with creamy mashed potatoes with melted cheddar cheese adding just a touch of crispness to every bite. This is my healthy twist (for my red meat fearing clients) on this English classic.
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Jewels Shepherd’s Pie

In America we tend to confuse shepherd’s pie with cottage pie. The easy way to remember which is which is to think about the title – shepherds tend to sheep, so shepherd’s pie is the one with lamb and cottage pie is made with beef…. Keep Reading »

Parmesan Zucchini Custard

Deceivingly simple to make, yet elegant to serve, this is another kid and adult alike favorite. Perfect for holiday entertaining, because you can so easily increase the servings by multiplying the ingredients and using a larger casserole dish. Experiment with various herbs and spices if… Keep Reading »

Creamy Gruyere, Spinach & Artichoke Casserole

This is an adapted version of a recipe I got from my friend Sharon Worster. Although I make this all year round for my clients, I think it perfect for the holidays. You can make it ahead, and just bake it off when you are… Keep Reading »

Grammy Pine’s Corn Pudding

This is my friend Jean’s favorite holiday side dish that her grandmother used to make. Coming from the corn capitol of the world (Iowa) I whole heatedly agree this would be a welcome addition to any holiday festivities, and one you could easily bring ready… Keep Reading »

Another Letter to Santa


Julie Anne Rhodes
Dear Santa:

I had a whole glamorous list of goodies for you, but my plumber decided Christmas would be of a more mundane nature this year. I’m getting a new sewage drain for the house instead of this Jean Cocteau bracelet I happened upon… Keep Reading »