Crispy Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

This Crispy Chicken Parmesan, prepared with three cheeses and topped with a freshly made marinara sauce, is hard to resist. There is no need to go to your neighborhood Italian restaurant when you can cook this delicious meal to share with your family in the comfort of your own kitchen. When you are craving Italian […]

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How To Cook Tender And Juicy Pork Chops

perfectly cooked pork chop

Yes, it is possible to serve incredible tasting pork chops at your dinner table. Start with well marbled, quality pork from heritage breeds such as Berkshire or Duroc that are naturally juicy and tender. Quickly pan sear and finish in the oven to just 145° internal temperature, the chops will be moist and flavorful, not dry. I’m […]

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Cowboy Caviar ( Texas Caviar )

cowboy caviar or texas caviar

Cowboy Caviar also known as Texas Caviar is made with simple, healthy ingredients similar to Pico de Gallo. This delicious appetizer can be served as a dip with tortilla chips but also as a bean salad or as a colorful side, making it a fantastic dish to bring to a potluck dinner. My husband and […]

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Small Bites And A Glass of Bubbly


Small bite hors d’oeuvres will add a festive touch as you drink your favorite glass of bubbly and wait to ring in the New Year. Whether it’s the two of you at home or you need to bring an appetizer to a party, any of these bite size appetizers will be a hit.   Click […]

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Das Kranzbach, A Secluded Spa Resort

Das Kranzbach Hotel

Das Kranzbach Hotel, sits peacefully in a high mountain valley surrounded by thick forests in one of the most beautiful parts of the Bavarian Alps. Just a few minutes drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and a little more than an hour south of Munich, it is wonderful for guests wanting to enjoy nature’s tranquil beauty. The historic […]

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Bareiss, Our Favorite Black Forest Hotel

View From Balcony At Bareiss

Whether you are looking forward to adventurous days of hiking or biking along the trails through the Black Forest, thinking of a spa weekend for total relaxation, or wanting to indulge in a 3 star Michelin meal, you can do it all during a stay at the Hotel Bareiss. If you are starting to plan […]

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Fine Dining At BollAnts

Carrot Amuse Bouche

Great food and a good bottle of wine were made for each other. Both can be found at the one star Michelin rated Jungborn restaurant at BollAnts Spa im Park, on the banks of the Nahe river in the village of Bad Sobernheim, Germany, just an hour’s drive from the Frankfurt Airport Whether a casual traveler or an avid […]

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Happiness Is Being On The Road Again

Hotel Bareiss In The Black Forest Of Germany

Happiness is being on the road again. Roads that weave through beautiful countryside where cows with huge bells graze in the fields. Picturesque mountains covered in thick forests and storybook villages where you see men in lederhosen and women in traditional dresses. Yes, we are on the road again. The strong desire to travel had […]

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Chicken With Sicilian Inspired Pistachio Herb Sauce

chicken with Sicilian inspired pistachio herb sauce

Perk up sautéed chicken by topping it with a Sicilian inspired savory pistachio herb sauce. Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, the olive oil based sauce, similar to pesto or salsa verde, also makes a delicious, healthy topping for fish or grilled summer vegetables. Italy is well known for its flavor packed, fresh […]

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Cooking From Your Pantry, Marinated Chickpea Salad

marinated chickpea, tomato and cucumber salad

Warming a can of chickpeas in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and herbs before adding them to your favorite salad makes a huge difference in flavor. Add them to perfectly ripe tomatoes, crisp cucumber chunks and a light lemony dressing for a summer salad bursting with Mediterranean flavors in every bite. I’ve lived through blizzards […]

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