Introducing ‘Melissa’s Tea Room’

‘Melissa’s Tea Room’ – Italy’s Rustic, Traditional Hidden Gem; Owned by a Woman Who Embodies the Spirit of Riviera Culture Tucked away in the medieval Italian town of Liguria, ‘Melissa’s Tea Room & Cakes’ is a small and cozy oasis that not only oozes the smell of freshly-baked, traditional sweet treats, but also captures a snapshot of bygone Italian history and culture. It’s owned by … Continue reading Introducing ‘Melissa’s Tea Room’

Maria Rodale’s Scratch Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner is easier than you think. Maria Rodale shares her thanksgiving menu with tips from her new cook book Scratch, which is filled dozens of home-spun recipes. When Maria Rodale cooks her annual Thanksgiving Dinner, nothing comes out of a can or a box, not even the cranberry sauce. Her menu this year includes tried and true dishes from roasted turkey and gravy to … Continue reading Maria Rodale’s Scratch Thanksgiving

The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining

ABC’s hit show “The Chew” has a new book, The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining (on sale: March 29, 2016). In this follow-up to the three previous bestsellers, the five hosts of the hit ABC daytime show invite you to enjoy the fun and flavor of cooking without the hassle and expense. Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon … Continue reading The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining

NYC Chef, Steve Lindners’ Summer Tomato Gazpacho

Fall is in the air and our bodies are beginning to crave more than light, simple salads. Fields and market bins are heavy with late summer harvests and tomatoes are dripping off laden vines. Now that kitchens are cooler in the morning, it’s the perfect time to can or “put up bounty” and roast vegetables for dishes and meals later in the day. Recipe provided by: … Continue reading NYC Chef, Steve Lindners’ Summer Tomato Gazpacho

Tour the world with Ally’s Kitchen

Alice Phillips AKA What’s for Dinner? Ally’s Kitchen, is a true renaissance woman and darling of the foodie world. She flits and flies over the foodie blogs at high speed and with agility that I have come to know uniquely as Alice. Sprinkling good cheer and kind words to all she comes across, she draws inspiration from the other cooks as well as tossing tremendous ideas right back … Continue reading Tour the world with Ally’s Kitchen

Russell Dean Lowell’s, In Search of Duende

Prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime. For the first time, one of the Northwest’s most celebrated chefs, Russell Dean Lowell, is making his amazing life’s journey, public. He offers us a peek inside his private journal and with the true spirit of a natural-born story teller, Russell takes us on the adventure of a lifetime. Are you curious? You should be. Whether he … Continue reading Russell Dean Lowell’s, In Search of Duende

Splendid Gift Baskets, Secret Ingredient: Beer! By Ginger Johnson

“Oh Crap!!”  How many times have you been wondering or even scrambling last minute to muster up or buy a gift for a host as you’re just on your way out the door? Hmmm? Well, if you’ve found yourself in that position, it’s a great season to think ahead and prepare yourself to be caught at the ready. Here’s a plan to help you be … Continue reading Splendid Gift Baskets, Secret Ingredient: Beer! By Ginger Johnson