New Years Lists

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 year is going to be different”. That’s what we tell ourselves with our New Year’s resolutions.  We start with all the things we aren’t going to do; eat too much chocolate, gossip, drink too much, smoke (unless drinking), date that guy or girl that’s not good for me etc. etc.  then the I will; exercise more, find a new job, save money, be happier, cut carbs, cut fats, run a marathon etc. etc.

By the time the lists are complete, we need a rest!  One good last day on the couch in front of the tv with a bag of favorite chips and a movie with our favorite candy (a full bag or box of course). “I’ll start tomorrow,”. But we all know, tomorrow never comes.  So, after a few days of attempting to try these suggestions, we fold it up for next year.   Friends are calling, it’s time to meet for a night out!

Before I had kids, this was me every year.  Luckily for all of us I no longer try to quit stuff, not much left to quit, I don’t have the highs or low of dating (I married my date) so now it’s just another wonderful day in a New Year.

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