For The Love of Fruitcake!

For the Love of Fruitcake! Let’s talk fruitcake, seriously?  If you are an American, you are probably rolling your eyes. If you are from nearly anywhere else in the world, your mouth may be watering from memories of this delicious holiday treat or dense and sweet wedding cake. Fruitcake is a very popular dessert throughout…

Inevitable Indulgence

“Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed but today we have Crème Brûlée.”

Roadmap to Romance… A FoolProof Valentine’s Dinner For Two

You’ve heard the saying, the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I’d like to think this is true today for all genders. We are in the 21st century, I mean a woman is running for President for crying out loud.  Women love food just as much as the hungry man.  I…

Perfect Pickins

Perfect Pickins The month of May is perhaps the prettiest month in Kentucky with everything in bloom, gardens growing strong, and farmers markets in full swing. This month is also jam packed with events from Derby, to Mother’s Day, to Memorial Day weekend (and my birthday!) Of course the normal response would be what to…

Back to the Races Bourbon Bread Pudding!

And there off!  It’s that time of year again in the bluegrass state and we Kentuckians get horse racing fever in April, May and October.  In Lexington the Keeneland racetrack will open this Friday and that means tailgating, beautiful thoroughbred horse racing, bourbon and bread pudding!  If you haven’t had a true Kentucky bourbon bread…

The Secrets to Souffle (Sweet & Savory)

Surely one of life’s greatest treats, a perfect soufflé should emerge from the oven puffed up like a pillow with a golden crown and luxuriously soft middle. Many a tales have been told about how tricky it is to master, but the secrets of soufflé-making is really not that hard. Souffles are made by folding…

Star Spangled Strawberries for Fourth of July BBQ

It’s hard to believe that we are past the half way mark of 2012 and Independence Day is a few days away.  At this time of year you don’t have to second guess your menu….it’s BBQ; grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs, maybe a little potato salad, fresh watermelon, corn on the cob, and then dessert….