Persimmon Fennel Salad Recipe

Persimmon Fennel Salad with Almonds and Cheese

  Now that Thanksgiving has passed (often a four day feast for many of us), it’s time to look forward… or in my case, behind, because my behind is growing on me at an ever alarming rate. I have the best of intentions when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, however it often seems […]

Incredibly Amazing Dark Chocolate Brownie Triple Nut Pie Recipe

Chocolate Brownie Triple Nut Pie sliced

  Thanksgiving will be on top of us in just a matter of days, and I find myself reflecting on the fact that I did nothing to prepare my body for the real workout that’s ahead. So, here I sit. Thinking about pie. At other times of the year, pie isn’t even on my radar. […]

Napkins Rule

Paper Napkins

  Not too long ago I stumbled across an interesting and extremely useful website titled Etiquette Scholar. In looking it over, I couldn’t help but think it would be especially appropriate for anyone unsure about table etiquette when traveling abroad, attending a business luncheon or dinner, or even when attending a holiday gathering (tis’ the season […]

The Way to the Heart…

Bean Heart Art

  I would venture to guess that most of you have heard the old American idiom, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” While variations of this sentiment have been used throughout history, the thought behind it has always been that if a young woman cooks a good meal for her suitor, she will have […]