Special Occasions & Party Accomplished

There are no shortages of special occasions that might require a more elegant menu this time of year. Since I’ve been asked to tape another guest chef appearance next month, and they requested I make a holiday and/or special occasion recipe, I thought I’d come up… Keep Reading »

Surviving the Economy: Financial Woes vs. Fear

Financial woes today are very real, I am feeling it too, but one thing I do know is that fear solves nothing and usually drives you to make really bad decisions. Instead of fear, (and I do know how much easier said, than done this… Keep Reading »

Recipe Writing 101 (Jewels Style)

One of my premium members asked me how to write a recipe the other day. I wasn’t quite sure how to answer that, since I’m not a classically trained chef – I can only offer my own path to painting with flavor. I’ve always loved food, my fondest memories of childhood were… Keep Reading »

Jodi on Jodi’s Jewel for Jewels

I normally photoshop it out of photos, but I kinda like how this pendant designed with love for others points to my life-saving scar, and symbolizes how close this cause is to my heart. Everyone knows Jewels loves jewels, so when jeweler Jodi Zulueta offered… Keep Reading »

Jodi’s jewel for Jewels

World Hunger day is this Sunday, October 16th, so what better time to announce a new WIN-WIN partnership for my Children’s Hunger Crisis Relief Fund? Jeweler, Jodi Zuletta has very generously designed an exquisite yet affordable pendant we are calling Jodi’s jewel for Jewels – benefitting the Children’s Hunger… Keep Reading »

I am Mother, Hear Me ROAR!

I believe that mothers have the power to change the world. Why? We are motivated by the fiercest of instincts known to man, the maternal instinct. In full swing it will not falter when confronting fear or greed, because for those fleeting moments it pulses… Keep Reading »

Bon Voyage II

By now you ought to know that I am a sentimental fool, and equally so about the places I’ve been as I am about the people in my life. I thought I might share some my favorite summer vacations since they have ended up also being… Keep Reading »

Children’s Hunger Crisis Relief Fund

How to use the Personal Chef Approach™ to feed your family and theirs!
Photo Credit: Colin Crowley/Save the Children
The emaciated little bodies with skin hanging from their bones, the tears in their eyes, and the living-dead look in their eyes are all seared onto my heart. The easy thing… Keep Reading »