Healthy Carrot Muffins

We are all busy these days. I for one have been so busy that I haven’t posted in a few weeks. I miss posting regularly. I am in the process of having my cookbook published, so my attention has been on that.  I am very excited and cannot wait to share it with you all….Juggling family, my cookbook, recipe development,  food photo styling, scheduling photo…

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Mariooch’s Chicken

I was inspired to make an authentic Italian meal after meeting Emma the owner of Da Emma in Montreal, Canada. Previously, she had lived in Rome and owned a restaurant there for 25 years. I asked to meet her and my husband and I went into the kitchen. She only “parle Italiano” spoke Italian, but her food spoke for itself. We all instantly had a…

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Teaching in the inner city

Although I have a strong background in financial services and business & sales development, I am also a certified Elementary School teacher.  I had the pleasure of working for Merrill Lynch in  sales, but at some point early on in my career I decided to pursue teaching to make a difference. I was hired to work in an inner city school located in a very…

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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart.  The Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the big prep day. My mom would enlist my help to make her mom’s dressing or as we call it Mama’s Dressing.  I loved spending time with mom, so this was a great way to kick off the Holiday weekend. We would spend hours peeling the potatoes, so many potatoes!! It reminds…

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