Asparagus Soup with Parmesan Shortbread Coins

Spring has sprung and so has my herb garden.  One herb that has come back with a vengeance is Tarragon!  I love this herb and am always looking for recipes that I can use it in.  I found this recipe among my many “tear outs” and tried it out on a friend at lunch this […]


Quick White Bean Stew with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

I am a big fan of chard when I eat it out or at someone else’s house but I struggle to successfully make anything with it at home that I like.  I came across this recipe that I tore out a few years back and decided to give it a try.  This dish is simply […]


Three-Bean Salad

Lately I have been trying to get more food that is high in protein and fiber in to my families diet.  I started pulling ideas from an enormous stack of recipes that I have torn from my favorite food publications over the years. This three-bean salad from bon appetite magazine is the first one I […]


Cherry Bounce

I discovered this recipe last summer on one of my all time favorite food blogs “food in jars”.  I have written before about my  friend who has 8 beautiful cherry trees in her yard.  She has generously invited me the last two summers to pick cherries. We usually just make jelly but last year was […]


Super bowl party

I was recently asked to be a guest blogger for my friend Jaala’s blog called “52 weeks of this and that”.  This really fun and creative site and blog is packed full of her great ideas for throwing all kinds of parties and events!  For my guest blog spot she asked me to put together […]


Holiday Cookie Exchange

For as long as I can remember I have been going to cookie exchanges.  When I was a child my mom would host them.  I remember being dazzled by the array of beautifully decorated sweet treats that were brought to share.  I have co-hosted a cookie exchange with my friend Sam for years now and […]


Sharing Christmas Cheer!

I recently catered an event for 15o here in Denver.  The event was designed by the very talented Jaala Sheldon of Jaala’s “Do this, do that” a exciting new web site to be debuted in the coming months that provides ideas and products to throw the perfect party!  .  What does it take to throw […]

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