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How to Make Crab Cakes Golden & Crunchy

How to Make Crab Cakes Golden & Crunchy

Jump to Recipe: How to Make Crab Cakes In honor of my parents’ 51st wedding anniversary this week, I’d like to re-share my dad’s Golden Crusted Crab Cake recipe with you.  He and I had the best time making this YouTube video (below) where he […]

Hungary’s Paprika and Piri Piri Chicken

Hungary’s Paprika and Piri Piri Chicken

Jump to recipe: Piri Piri Chicken Recipe Piri piri chicken originates from southern Portugal.  Although variations of it abound, the common elements found in most recipes are: hot pepper (piri piri or bird’s eye chili), citrus, oil, and red pepper.  For me, I can’t think of […]

Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Eggs & Witchfest 2017

Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Eggs & Witchfest 2017

I love Halloween!  I love everything about it: dressing up, candy, spooky treats, creepy decor.  You name it.  Keep it fun, light hearted, and creative!  What’s not to love? Spooooooky Deviled Eggs Up top is a little video I put together with Addison (9) and […]

Blueberry Watermelon Salad and Yellowstone National Park

Blueberry Watermelon Salad and Yellowstone National Park

This summer Jerry, Carver and I went to Yellowstone National Park.  It was absolutely stunning, a surprise at every turn.  However, when it came to deciding what recipe to pair with this adventure, I have been at a loss.  Although the tourist shops have discovered […]

Sugar Cookies for our Corvette FUNFEST Road Trip Picnic

Sugar Cookies for our Corvette FUNFEST Road Trip Picnic

Take a Road Trip to Mid America Motorworks’ FUNFEST  For the past 24 years, every September the heart of Effingham, IL is revved up with the roar of thousands of Corvettes.  The 3rd Thursday of September kicks off the 4 day long weekend event with […]

The 8th Annual Witchfest 2016!

The 8th Annual Witchfest 2016!

For the last 8 years my friend Debbie has hosted and organized an over the top blown out off the charts Witchfest.  And just what is Witchfest, you ask?  It’s a more the merrier everyone is invited luncheon of… witches.  (We have yet to have a […]

Nasdaq Closing Bell and Zucchini Alfredo Recipe

Nasdaq Closing Bell and Zucchini Alfredo Recipe

The Zucchini Alfredo recipe at the bottom of this post was inspired by the lunch Jerry and I had at Cipriani Dolici’s the day after we “rung” the Nasdaq closing bell last week.  If you can’t wait another moment to dive into this creamy low carb dish, […]

Finding the Enchantment of Prague

Finding the Enchantment of Prague

Prague – City of Enchantment For decades I’ve heard how Prague is the most enchanting and beautiful city in all of Europe.  I have to agree.  The opulence of the architecture rivals St. Petersburg with it’s larger than life sculpture facades, frescos, and dazzling colors. […]