My husband has a friend and coworker named Carlos Santana. Not the famous musician we all know that sing oh ya como va... but this Carlos can do a-mean salsa shimmy to the sounds. Carlos lives for his yearly Miami visits to get his authentic Cuban sandwich that (pending which side of town) has finer… Continue reading Cuban Bread – Carlos Santana style.
When we ran our coffee shops in Virginia... I was always looking for creative fun things to bring to the store to up the game a bit. One item that went viral was my chocolate covered strawberries for Valentines day. Wow I could never make enough. Fresh strawberries dipped in fine Guitard dark chocolate or… Continue reading Memories of Chocolate Strawberries
This one aims to please every sweet tooth! Keeping it simple... but jazzing up the basic brownie mix. 1 box brownie mix 2/3 cup creamy smooth peanut butter 2/4 cup powder sugar 5 Tbs melted butter 1/2 cup crushed pretzels Coarse seasalt Make brownie mix by recipe on box Separate bowl Mix peanut butter ,… Continue reading Salted pretzel PeanutButter swirl Brownies
If you looking for a unique gift or that perfect sip yo cheer in the New Year - here is one of my holiday favorites I make. Rich creamy- with a bit of a kick! I like to jar up with a homemade label of shelf life and instructions for refrigeration. Everything is better out… Continue reading Irish Cream – oh so good!
Every year it seems I get such huge birds and then fret on how to make this Turkey moist and tender. Seems the bigger the bird-the tougher the success. Ive perfected the brine recipe to save for years to come. I hope you enjoy! 8 fresh apples-cored and whole fruit juiced(vita mix) 4 cups water… Continue reading Best Turkey Ever-Brine.
My favorite day of the year ( next to Christmas, oh and my birthday, oh and easter oh...) but Thanksgiving really warms my heart with floods of memories around smells and tastes in the kitchen. I loved thecearly morning clangs and raddles from Mommas kitchen and then those first wiffs of turkey roasting and pies… Continue reading My Day of Thanks!
A childhood memory. Growing up in the small community of Long Shop Virginia the memories I cherish are around people , events and really good food. Meals were prepared and enjoyed over long conversations with laughter and love. Halloween was an event I look so forward too with planning of costumes, decorating the big house… Continue reading Halloween Traditions.