Mediterranean Tri-Colored Appetizer

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in Appetizers, Appetizers, Holidays, Recipes, Step-by-step Cooking | 7 comments

Mediterranean Tri-Colored Appetizer

Are you looking for a fabulous appetizer? This is it! One of my absolute favorites because the Mediterranean flavors are so delicious--but it can be prepared several days ahead, making it so convenient!

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Hot Chocolate Bar

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Holidays | 0 comments

Hot Chocolate Bar

Don't wait until next Christmas to have a hot chocolate bar! You can enjoy it today if you're snowed in in Rhode Island! Or after a day of skiing this winter! Or just any time you have a cravin' for a warm, cozy cup of hot chocolate with family and friends. Make it special! Dress it up!

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Fresh Coconut Cake–Make it Patriotic!

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Cakes & Frostings, Holidays, Sweet Treats | 1 comment

Fresh Coconut Cake–Make it Patriotic!

This luscious cake uses fresh--or fresh, frozen--coconut and has to be made 2-3 days ahead of serving so all that moisture soaks into the cake, making it one of the best cakes you'll ever eat!

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My Thanksgiving Menu 2012

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 in Holidays | 0 comments

My Thanksgiving Menu 2012

We had a great Thanksgiving…hope you did too! We invited eleven Italians to join us for dinner, none of whom had ever seen a whole baked turkey, except in the movies, and they were quite impressed! Here’s a summary of the dishes we enjoyed together…  Do you remember those Cheese Ball appetizers from the ’70s and ’80s? Well, those recipes never made it to Italy so for the Italians, this was a whole new thing! Actually, I think they’ll be making a comeback, at least at MY...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 in Holidays | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

As a subscriber to my blog, you were probably in shock to see so many recipes posted by me in one day! Whew! It was quite a challenge! Ever since last fall I’ve wanted to collect and share some of my ideas and resources for having a meaningful Thanksgiving. And finally I’ve gotten things assembled so you can have all the resources in one place. Check out my new Holiday page called Celebrating Thanksgiving and get inspired! By the way, if you check out my Thanksgiving recipes you’ll get the scoop...

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Brining & Baking a Whole Turkey

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 in Chicken and Turkey, Holidays, Main Dishes & Pasta, Recipes | 4 comments

Brining & Baking a Whole Turkey

Alton Brown and The Pioneer Woman are two of my favorite cooks! I not only love their humor, but their dependable recipes. So when I began brining turkeys, I drew largely from their expertise in creating this recipe.

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