Holiday gathering is the greatest gift.

Simple summer fresh sweet treat

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

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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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This season I crave spiritual connection with others. There is nothing that fills my soul more than a day with women I love and trust completely.  Time to reflect and look forward or just hold still, being exactly who and what we are in that moment.  There is no amount of money in the world that can replace this day for me.

One friend, the same friend, opens her house each year and welcomes those that would like to join.  Each of us brings a dish to share.  It is that meal that is the most enjoyable and appreciated, not gourmet necessarily, but each dish done with love, to be shared.

The coffee is hot, the hugs are warm and it is just about the safest place my soul can be.  I listen, I think, I care, I feel, sometimes I cry.  I am me and us are we!  That is the truest gift you can give and receive.

This season, take the time to share with a friend, smile more, laugh a harder, tell people who you are and listen to them.  Be a friend, a trustworthy friend, that’s a real gift.

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