Slow Cooked Guinness Corned Beef Brisket

I celebrate every St. Patrick’s Day, and anytime I’m pining for Ireland with this delicious slow-cooked version of corned beef. It’s so simple – just dump in all the ingredients, turn the slow cooker on, and come back in 5 hours to a hot meal… Keep Reading »

Keith Haring Gingerbread Art

One of Tatjana’s and my favorite holiday traditions has always been baking and making gingerbread houses together. This year we decided – why not honor a dear friend and create something a little more interesting, so we decided to make Keith Haring gingerbread cookies instead…. Keep Reading »

Candied Bacon Roast Pork Loin

The combination of moist, tender pork infused with so much flavor from the rub, and the spicy sweet glaze with the crisp bacon has a wonderful mouth feel that will have your tastebuds jumping!… Keep Reading »

Dear Jewels: Gluten-Free Holidays

 I’m having a craving for muffins, and was just wondering if you had a recommended substitute for whole wheat flour that is gluten-free (so I can make the breakfast muffin recipe on here). – Penelope, London
Dear Penelope,
Breakfast cravings
Sorghum is what would most commonly be used,… Keep Reading »

Orange Scented Candied Sweet Potatoes

It is just not the holidays without these yummy candied yams oozing in melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. They just go hand in hand with roast turkey in my household. For extra decadence, sprinkle marshmallows over the top and brown under the broiler for… Keep Reading »

Rack of Lamb Provencal

This deliciously aromatic combination of fresh herbs and garlic take me right back to summers in the South of France, but it also happens to be one of my mother’s favorites, so I like to make it for Mother’s Day. Of course you can substitute… Keep Reading »

Roast Beef

One of my favorite memories of my first trip to London as a teen, was of having a proper Sunday lunch at Simpson’s on the Strand. The famous carvery was known for it’s succulent roast beef, perfectly crisp roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, all smothered… Keep Reading »

Rack of Lamb in Pomegranate-Mint Sauce

Looking for something scintillating and unusual with a hint of the exotic? This elegant dish goes down a storm when I do romantic dinners for two, and it’s festive enough for the holidays as well…. Keep Reading »

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

I always have a hard time deciding between the pumpkin pie and pecan pie, so I came up with this pumpkin pie ice cream recipe to go with my pecan pie. The best of both worlds. A small scoop will still afford me the tasting… Keep Reading »

Old Fashioned Apple Crumble

One whiff of warm cinnamon apple crumble baking in the oven seems to make the entire house smell cozy! Adding old fashioned oatmeal to the crumb topping adds an extra dimension of texture and crunch to just the right amount of tartness with a hint… Keep Reading »

Red Velvet Pancakes & Waffles

The Waldorf Astoria’s Red Velvet cake has been my absolute favorite since I was a very young girl. You can imagine my delight when I saw red velvet pancakes on the menu at the Larchmont Bungalow, and they certainly did NOT disappoint! This is my… Keep Reading »

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

A hint of heat from the horseradish takes these creamy mashed potatoes to a whole new level as a perfect accompaniment to most beef recipes. You can of course cut the calories and saturated fats considerably by using a little less butter, and skim milk… Keep Reading »

Turkey Tenders with Pears, Sweet Potatoes & Maple-Cider Reduction

Perfect for smaller Thanksgiving celebrations, plus this recipe is a lighter, healthier alternative to the Thanksgiving classics.
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