Simple summer fresh sweet treat

The Isle of Capri, layered in a chicken breast

Gratefully I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel to some of the most luxurious locations in the world (trust me, my journeys have just begun!). Treasured ingredients offered in each unique location become another grain of sand on my “culinary beach”. Each experience building my palette, my appreciation and

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Sushi At Home–Yes You Can!

Sushi.  I crave it at time.  The flavors, so fresh, intrigue my palette.   Going out for sushi dinner is one of my favorite meals out.   One of my dear friends is a Japanese Sushi Master, he’s taught me a few tricks to create these same healthy tastes at

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Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Late spring early summer delights… Strawberry rhubarb pie, an acquired taste but so desired by many.  When it’s done well, it’s the perfect balance of tart and sweet.  The rhubarb offers the late spring, new beginnings, seasonal flair.  Meanwhile, the strawberries are approach the height of their natural growing season,

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Summer berries, fresh whipped cream, and vanilla cake

That is what we crave in the heat.  Nature provides these gorgeous berries throughout the season.   Combine that with a simple vanilla cake and whipped cream to add the sensation of full-bodied flavor, sweetness and texture.

The one, two, threes…it is that easy.


Bake your favorite vanilla cake (boxed cake mix for quick and simple).  Sheet cakes work best and are easiest to serve.


Rinse and prep your berries, removing any stems, leaves or overripe fruits.  I like to add a touch of sugar to coat the berries adding a hint of extra sweetness.  Honey or agave work great too.


If possible, hand whip fresh cream….so decadent and indulgent.

Assemble beautifully up to two hours before serving. Must remain refrigerated until you’re all ready to dive in and smile.

Happy summer eating!


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