Zucchini Bread Mom’s Way…..With a Twist

Many cooks will say they are not bakers and bakers will say they are not cooks. However, if you blur the lines, there are those who have cross pollinated and become something I like to call a boock. A boock is both a baker and a cook, and not unlike a book you read, there are usually stories behind why […]

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Taste of Lancaster Kicks Off this Friday!

We are officially into mid-summer season:( I hate to say it, but I really must–August looms and I fear football season is right around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I love football season, but it also means the end of soccer season (near the end) and that fall is upon us. Now we are NOT there yet, and there […]

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Food & Fiction News

As you all know, this weekend is the largest two day food festival–The Taste of Buffalo. On Saturday, July 11th I will be judging on the culinary stage. I was recently privileged to be published in the national San Francisco based magazine St. Red; writing an article about the Taste. For the full article please visit St. Red Magazine. Hope […]

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Head to Skylon Tower for the Views Not the Chews!

Skylon Tower opened its “revolving doors” in 1965. Situated on the Canadian border of Niagara Falls, it is a staple among tourists visiting both the Canadian and American sides of the falls. In the 1970’s and 80’s the Tower updated its features to include two Starbucks franchises and the Fallsview Casino. Since then not much has changed by way of […]

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Taste of Buffalo News

Started in 1984, over 400,000 people across the country and Canada descend on the Queen City every July 11th and 12th for the largest two day food festival in the nation. “It’s the people of Buffalo that have made this so successful. We have over 55 restaurants participating this year and that list is growing,” states Erin Collins, Communications Committee […]

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The mysteries of Mr. Ducane

The gala was a complete success–at least that’s what I was told. I don’t remember much of the evening. I remember shaking hands, hearing over two dozen names I won’t remember, and explaining my pieces, over and over and over again. I drag my aching feet into the kitchen; the steam rising from the coffee pot. I listen for the […]

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For Mother’s Day–Serve Her a Great Breakfast in Bed

Mom’s work hard! From the day we were born, they have worried for us, rocked us to sleep, stayed up all night when we’re sick, cleaned up after us, taught us to drive, cooked for us, helped us with homework, walked through our multiple relationships, kept our siblings and us from annihilating each other, driven us back and forth to sports […]

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On the Road? Check Out Brock’s Riverside Grill

If you are a traveler and love to visit new places, Fredericksburg Virginia is chalk full of food culture and couture history. I mean who doesn’t want to visit the stomping grounds of George Washington! For me, it’s a great way to truly get to know a new place; figure out what makes it tick. I love that feeling of […]

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Healthy Recipe: Get the most from your juice

If your idea of a drink in the morning is a tall glass of orange juice with your breakfast or maybe even for breakfast, making your own juices can not only reduce your amount of sugar intake but can increase vitality and health. Juicing provides a cornucopia of colorful, flavorful fruits and vegetables that provide nutrients and lower risk of […]

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