Red Sangria

Summertime = Sangriatime.  :-) So for a happy hour with some friends at my place last week, I decided to put some fresh fruit...

mailbox monday: “stocking a spice cabinet”

mailbox monday: “stocking a spice cabinet”

Hey Ali! My name is Jessica and I just found your blog through Foodgawker.  I really love it! Whenever you have time, I wondered...

site updates!

site updates!

Hey hey!  We’ve made some fun new updates to the site (with more to come).  So if you have a few minutes, take a...

Strawberry Shortcake

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…fresh, red strawberries and thick sweet whipped cream…warm shortcake biscuits with almond-y “zing”…these are a few of my...

Creamy Lemon Popsicles

When life gives you extra lemons . . . well of course, you make lemon popsicles!!! I’ve long been a fan of frozen lemon...

institute of culinary education: day two

institute of culinary education: day two

Oooooh la la! That’s right!  Today I wrapped up my week of culinary adventures with a final day of “hors d’oeurves boot camp” at...

institute of culinary education: day one

institute of culinary education: day one

This morning I took the train down into the heart of NYC for my final culinary adventure — “hors d’oeuvres boot camp” at the...

foods of new york tour: greenwich village

foods of new york tour: greenwich village

Back in the Big Apple!!! For the fun culinary adventure of the day, I spent the afternoon in Greenwich Village doing a “Foods of...

culinary institute of america: day three

culinary institute of america: day three

Ok, Mom — here’s a picture of me.  :-) We finished up our final day of “Mexican Cuisine Boot Camp” today at the CIA...

culinary institute of america – day two

culinary institute of america – day two

It’s been another gorgeous day at the CIA! For those of you who are just tuning in, I’m finishing up Day 2 of a...

culinary institute of america – part one

culinary institute of america – part one

“Thyme” to begin!!! The first part of my NY adventure kicked off today at the chipper hour of 6am, when I arrived at the...

special video invite – ny culinary adventure!!

special video invite – ny culinary adventure!!

Hi all!  Click on the photo or this link to hear the scoop!