December 23, 2009
zweigelt

Let's start with A, which stands for Anything You Like.  Drink what you like! ...

December 22, 2009
tamale

This last Saturday, a bunch of us gathered for our first annual Christmas tamale making party....

December 18, 2009
le creuset dutch oven

I'm sure I'm not the only one who woke up in a cold sweat last night realizing that next...

November 25, 2009
sparkling wine

Ah, shopping on the day before Thanksgiving.  The crowd makes it a stressful experience even...

November 25, 2009
cocktail

So you are going to have a house full of guests and you know that everyone is going to arrive...

November 25, 2009
minced fruit pie

Other than giving thanks, pie is what Thanksgiving is all about. Not turkey: pie. We eat pie after...

November 25, 2009

Lambrusco? Huh? That cloying, fizzy drink? Nope. Cast away your preconceived notions! The 2008...

November 24, 2009
vegetarian loaf

Are you wondering what to serve vegetarian guests on Thanksgiving? Put the tofurky back in the...

November 24, 2009
spiced ice cream

Thanksgiving is a holiday of tradition, all the way to dessert.  Even when something...

November 23, 2009
first thanksgiving

The year is 1621.  You've been invited to the First Thanksgiving by your gracious hosts:...

November 20, 2009
hot beef sundae sign

I love to impress my guests with my food, everyone does. Many seek out that best recipe for pumpkin...

November 19, 2009
thanksgiving meals

Everyone has their favorite Thanksgiving recipes, but let's be real - the ones we care about...

November 2, 2009
turkey

The trick-or-treaters are barely gone. Jack o' lanterns still adorn many a front doorstep. And...

October 30, 2009
candy apples

If you are headed out to a Halloween party, there is a good chance you'll be asked to bring a...

January 12, 2009
pate

I love hosting cocktail parties, and the best advice I was given from a catering master for...

January 7, 2009
souther meal

We're happy to welcome Chris Barber, LA-based artist and food lover, as one of our new guest...

December 25, 2008
crab cioppino

For as long as I can remember we've always had crab cioppino on Christmas Eve. It was a...

October 20, 2008

I'm a big Donna Brazile fan. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard she would be the...

March 24, 2008
easter bread

It’s Easter Sunday, and as I write this I sit aboard my dad’s 1958 Beechcraft Bonanza...

February 29, 2008

I usually crave cheese more than I do sweets, but when my sweet tooth rears its ugly fang it's...

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