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  This Artichoke and Feta Tarts with Tomato Salad puts a new spin on some of my favorite ingredients.  Store bought puff pastry just looks as if you’ve spent the entire day in the kitchen, but you really don’t need to.   Donna Hay is one of my favorite celebrity chefs. Her food presentation is […]

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Who doesn’t associate colorful, healthy and festive red cranberries with the holidays? The Barefoot Contessa features this Cranberry and Apple Cake recipe in her new cookbook,“How Easy Is That.” Ina’s newest cookbook is the essence of fabulous entertaining without a lot of fuss. Nothing beats this crowd pleasing dessert during an otherwise hectic time of  year!   […]

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My idea of paradise is arriving at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. Whether it’s the stunning sunset or the soft ocean breeze, nothing quite beats the warm reception every guest receives on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Service is impeccable and the kind hospitality of staff is warm and welcoming. I see that the past few months […]

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Love chocolate? This recipe is perfect for the chocoholic.This chocolate mousse pie  is one of my absolute favorites and is wonderful for any special occasion. Best of all, it needs to be made in advance, which makes entertaining that much easier. YIELD:   Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Crust 21 chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos) 1/4 cup […]

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  Leave it to The Four Seasons in romantic Paris to create a signature cocktail guaranteed to be the talk of your next party. The Georges V was kind enough to share their signature cocktail recipe for the “George Fizz,” created by Antoine Corneille,  Food and Beverage Assistant Manager. This is a beautiful  drink – colorful, fresh and […]

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Every year there is a short window for savoring Copper River salmon. The runs come in for several weeks in May and this Northwest delicacy from Alaska can be shipped anywhere in the US. So, what’s all the fuss in the Pacific Northwest about at the opening of Copper River salmon season? Could be that […]

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Last evening my  “Blue Baker” was in the mood for truffles at Wynn’s Encore Resort Las Vegas; Sinatra Restaurant, to be specific.  She wondered if black truffles were in season. Chef Theo Schoeneger introduced these delicacies to my 12 year old granddaughter during an interview last May. She remains fascinated that it can cost up […]

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Lemon ricotta pancakes are perfect for brunch. Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica elevates this traditional dish. The pancakes are amazingly light and have just a hint of fresh lemon. The secret, according to Shutters, is to fold fluffy egg whites into the batter and go easy on the sugar. Fresh berries are a great […]

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This Chicken with Lemon and Garlic recipe, with fresh lemon zest, lemon juice, sliced garlic, a bit of thyme and oregano, make this a healthy, easy to prepare dish. Inspired by the Barefoot Contessa, this is an adaption of one of my favorite Ina recipes. Just assemble the few ingredients and finish in the oven. […]

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Beef and Ginger Stir Fry is an easy to prepare Donna Hay creates mouth watering dishes that are easy to prepare and are beautifully presented. Let her inspire you for your next dinner party.   SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil l tablespoon finely grated ginger 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 x approximately 12 […]

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