Party Ideas to Steal for July 4th

I recently hosted a farewell party for friends who are off to enjoy a sabbatical year in Spain.  To make sure they had a big dose of the USA before they left, we had an All-American BBQ with lots of red, white and blue…which was a great warm-up for July 4th! Here are some food, beverage […]

From Favorite Foods to Favorite Gifts in Five Easy Steps

Does the mere mention of chocolate start your mouth watering?   Do artisanal jams and jellies make your morning toast sing with delight?   The foodstuff of my affection is coconut. Whether toasted, shredded, or enrobed in chocolate, I swoon over all things coconut.  Give me a sweet treat and I will thank you.  Give me […]

A Luscious Gift Perfect for Any Occasion: Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade caramel sauce, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love you because you are the perfect gift for any occasion and pretty much anyone on my list. I love you because you are decadent and luscious and a delicious splurge that is worth every single calorie. I love you because […]