Stuffed Pumpkin Pizza Roll with Bacon and Lots of Other Good Stuff | A Creative Cooking Crew Challenge

Nova_6665December 11, 2015stuffed pumpkin pizzaAfter another 2 month hiatus, the Creative Cooking Crew came back with a new challenge: honey.

Lucky me, I had just picked up a jar of Acacia Honey with Black Summer Truffles at Trader Joe’s and was dying to try it.  Read More

Sicily on My Table

Nova_6388October 25, 2015Sicily on My Table

A few days after returning from Sicily, my suitcase had yet to be taken back to storage and my clothes while laundered were hidden away and awaiting their date with the ironing board. My priorities? Working on my trip photos and preparing a meal inspired by my culinary experiences. First things first. Read More

Cocktail and Canape Challenge: A Vodka-Sambuca Margarita and Smoked Salmon Taco Bite

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This was not an easy challenge for me.

I’m a ‘give me wine‘ or ‘give me water‘ kind of drinker. I long ago gave up cocktails to avoid the sugar content and, in no small measure, the morning after headaches. Read More

An Asian-Inspired Dinner Party or Anyone Can Cook Anything!

Yeah, that’s my take on cooking food outside your ethnicity. All it takes is knowing what you like, a few good seasoning agents*, a dash of confidence and access to google for recipes or to answer any last-minute questions. It may not be “authentic”, but it could (should) be tasty.

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