Tis the Season for Torta…

Tis the season…..to eat!   With holiday parties, office luncheons and family gatherings you can guarantee food will be bountiful.  It truly is the most wonderful time of year for fudge, cream pull candy, peanut butter rolls, bourbon balls, hams and turkeys, and for “carving the roast beast,” so says the Grinch. (Dare I mention the…

Resolve for No More Resolutions!

Well it’s that time of year where you are still working to keep your resolution…vowing to never do this to yourself again, or you broke it during the second week of January.  Of course the most common new years resolution is to lose weight, eat better, or practically starve your self to fit back into…

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…

A Scant of Spring with Asparagus Soup & Parmesan Crisp

Its official, its spring! Thyme to polish up with a fresh pedi, pack away all your dark heavy sweaters, & pull out some spring swag! It’s also the perfect time to get some well needed Vitamin D and plant a garden. (Yeah, I said it.) Whether you are apartment living, have a small yard, or…

Star Spangled Strawberries for Fourth of July BBQ

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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…

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…

Cook Book Alert: Jerusalem

Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest cookbook, Jerusalem, is out and the simple name tells you exactly what you’re going to get: recipes of food found in Jerusalem. But the kind of food you find in Jerusalem is anything but simple. As the intro states: “there are Greek Orthodox monks in this city; Russian Orthodox priests; Hasidic Jews originating…

Super Bowl “Snackers” The Ultimate Party Menu!

 That’s Right…it’s game time…and for me it’s never about football but always about the food.  These party “snackers” will be sure to please any Niner or Ravens fan, and just might  score you a touchdown this year! Enjoy! 1.   Black Bean Corn Salsa & Fresh Tortilla Chips  (I know this is repeat offender, but it…

Aqua Fresca! Get the Most out of your Water!

Here’s the deal;  Nutritionists, dietitians and personal trainers alike, tell us to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. When you meet your specific water needs you’ll enjoy the benefits of staying hydrated, like maintaining the right body temperature, helping your cardiovascular system, and assisting in the cleansing of toxins. You’ll have more energy…