The Egg 411 (7 Ways to Cook an Egg)

They say a chef’s hat has 100 folds, one for each way the chef knows to cook an egg. That’s an egg-ceptional level of knowledge all wrapped up in one single hat. You can earn yourself 7 percent of a chef’s hat with way less egg-fort. (OK, that one was a stretch. I’ll knock it off…

Fun Mardi Gras Party Plan – With Recipes!

Mardi Gras refers to the bright, vibrant festivals of excess held around the world leading up to Ash Wednesday. This year it is on March 1st – perfect time to start planning! Nowhere has the tradition taken on its own distinctive flare more than in New Orleans. A beautiful blend of French, Spanish, African, and…

Easy Appetizers that Easily Pass as Fancy!

This time of year, almost everyone sees an uptick in visitors (whether drop-ins or planned), office parties, and family get-togethers. Life is already hectic for most, between work, school, and kids…that while the festivities are something we welcome, we don’t always look forward to the additional monthly costs of entertaining or the time it takes…

3 Perfect Holiday Cocktails for a Perfect “Cheers” this Year!

Holiday Seasons are a great reason to come together for fancy cocktails! These three are my favorites for winter months, and especially perfect for the upcoming Christmas and New Years days! Cheers! SPARKLING PEAR & POMEGRANATE SANGRIA THE WINTER FLAVORS OF THIS SPARKLING SANGRIA MAKE IT PERFECT FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES. INGREDIENTS 1   large Bartlett pear,…

Jarcuterie 101

Jarcuterie is popping up everywhere, from food blogs to five-star restaurants to your local grocery store. It’s easier to serve at home than you might think. All you need are a few tips, the right items,, and hungry friends. Jarcuterie’s Backstory Jarcuterie is based on Charcuterie, which is the French culinary tradition of preparing meats…