Grilled Sea Bass Provencal

There is nothing like light flakey fish with the aromatic herbs de Provence for dinner to take me right back to vivid memories of summers in the South of France…. Keep Reading »

The PCA & Car Picnics Trump Take-Away

I love the summertime! I like the freedom from heavy clothes and shoes, I adore all the fresh fruits and vegetables. I prefer throwing my meat on the grill, and I live for giving into that nagging desire to travel. Thats great for someone who does… Keep Reading »

Friday Food Tips: Fresh Corn on the Cob

While I’m still away sipping my virgin pina colada on the beach – I thought you might like reminding that it’s also corn season! Originally posted exactly two years ago…
Gone fishing (sipping virgin pina coladas on the beach)
For me, biting into an ear of corn… Keep Reading »

Grilled Veal Chops

This simple tangy marinade adds just the right amount of flavor while keeping the chops nice and moist. I like me veal cooked pink, but even if you like yours well-done, please be careful not to overcook this delicate meat…. Keep Reading »

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream Pie

This is my rendition of a family favorite since the 1970’s. Peppermint stick ice cream is such a festive treat over the holidays or Valentine’s Day, and pairs so nicely with the crunchy  chocolate cookie crust and soft billowing marshmallow meringue topping. This winter or summertime… Keep Reading »

Grilled Peaches with Greek Yogurt Sauce

I have a sweet tooth, so I’m always looking for ways to satisfy it without packing on the pounds. Did you know grilling peaches not only softens the fruit, it brings out more of the natural sugars while adding an unusual smokey note? It’s fast… Keep Reading »

Roasted Garlic & Chili Rub Porterhouse Steaks

This versatile rub is an outstanding on any kind of beef, chicken, pork or shrimp. I sometimes find garlic already roasted at the store, which does save time, but it is very simple to do – just check out my note below. Any extra can… Keep Reading »

Sicilian Halibut

I’ve been making this recipe since my first client requested it, and it still makes me drool ten years later. It seems like everything but the kitchen sink goes into it, yet it somehow creates the perfect symphony of aromas, contrasting textures, and flavors so… Keep Reading »

Fusion Flank Steak

Since Dad is master of the grill in our family… here is a marinade for Father’s Day that he will love too!… Keep Reading »

Atoms of Gratitude: Forever Hollywood

Last night marked a first for me. Only in Hollywood could Tatjana, our friend Millie Brown, and I pay our respect to Hollywood legends such as Cecile B. DeMille, Rudolph Valentino, Jayne Mansfield and Douglas Fairbanks while watching the hilarious old RKO film Bringing Up… Keep Reading »

Fusion Chicken with Grilled Vegetables

This marinade will definitely shake you out of any dinnertime boredom, with your taste buds firing on all cylinders. The addition of smokey grilled vegetables just adds to the fiesta in color, flavor, and texture. You could even round it out nicely with some of… Keep Reading »

Pink Grapefruit & Herb Chicken

Some of the best new recipes come about by mistake. I meant to make Lemon Herb Chicken for dinner one evening, until I realized the only citrus I had on hand was pink grapefruits, so I gave it a try, and decided it was a… Keep Reading »

Roasted Green & Wax Beans

A quick and simple side dish for just about any entree, but pretty enough to serve to company.
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