Thanksgiving dinner is most everyone’s favorite holiday meal. But, we always lament afterwards that we ate too much. Check out these wonderful light bites that our Creative Cooking Crew made for cocktail appetizers. They’ll leave plenty of room for your turkey, stuffing and all its accompaniments. Continue Reading
“You’re invited to a Thanksgiving dinner party — bring an appetizer.” That was the theme for this month’s Creative Cooking Crew’s challenge.
I took a quickie trip to NY over the 4th of July holiday and had a grand time. To prove it, just between you and me, I gained 5 lbs. in 4 days (fortunately, now gone) — so you know that it was one never-ending party! Continue Reading
I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone’s postings on facebook the last few days with photos of families beside gaily decorated trees and enjoying holiday meals. It’s such a happy time of year. Full of traditions and memory-making moments.
Our season starts with the Boat Parade Party the first weekend in December and the festivities don’t end until my birthday early January. A month long of family celebrations … 6 weeks if you count Thanksgiving! And I do. Continue Reading
2012 was a very good year in the FOODalogue universe. Lots of everything I love — food, wine, travel and, most importantly, they were shared with family and friends. Yes, it was a very good year.
Visitors to FOODalogue trickled in all year, leaving comments and supporting my passion for which I am eternally grateful. It really means the world to me.
This one is a makeover. It’s Italian. It’s lighter. And, it’s contemporary. This is an ‘instead of” recipe. Continue Reading
This would make a great side dish for your Thanksgiving table. I served it with turkey’s little step-sister, chicken — so I can just imagine it with turkey, stuffing and all the fixings. Continue Reading
I like parties, celebrations and gathering with people over food and drink, but I can’t be enthusiastic about Super Bowl Sunday. You see, the problem is I’m not a football fan and I don’t like wearing team t-shirts, drinking beer, or eating poppers and buffalo wings. What’s a gal to do? Continue Reading
A perfect meal has multiple levels of flavor and textures, bright colors and tastes, and healthy(ish) choices. It's all about enjoyment. Enjoy the process, the presentation and the just rewards...eating!
I've always been a culinary improvisor which means I get my kicks out of recipe development. In the FOODalogue kitchen each meal is an adventure and the journey is as exciting as the destination. My favorite kitchen tools are imagination and intuition. I rarely look at a recipe, not even my own!
On these pages, I suggest food pairings and techniques to be experimented with...in your own kitchen...to your own spice levels...and to your preferred portion sizes.