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The History of Chocolate Chip Cookies & My Favorite Recipe

The History of Chocolate Chip Cookies & My Favorite Recipe

The chocolate chip cookie has been around for 84 years.  America‚Äôs most popular cookie has a fascinating history.  Invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield, proprietor of the Toll House Inn in …

Macaron Tips & Techniques

Macaron Tips & Techniques

I have been studying the various techniques on how to create these dainty little cookies from France, called “macarons.” Macarons should not be confused with the other cookie by the …

Heavy vs. Whipping Cream- Which is Best?

Heavy vs. Whipping Cream- Which is Best?

Have you noticed that there are different types of cream at the grocery store? There are three types from which to choose: *Pasteurized Heavy Cream – Offers a lush velvety …

Brussels Sprout & Arugula Slaw

Brussels Sprout & Arugula Slaw

I created this recipe for a holiday dinner and it has since become a favorite of my family and customers. Since this is the time of year when we strive …

Salmon Spread – A Favorite Entertaining Appetizer

Salmon Spread – A Favorite Entertaining Appetizer

This is the season for hosting parties, and taking appetizers to those friends and family who are hosting holiday celebrations. This easy and quick to prepare appetizer is a favorite …

Citrus Lemon Tart with Easy Tart Pan Removal Tip

Citrus Lemon Tart with Easy Tart Pan Removal Tip

In Arizona, it’s almost time for our gorgeous aromatic citrus trees (including lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit) to begin producing. You can smell the luscious scent of their leaves in …

The Surrealist (Trois Saint)

The Surrealist (Trois Saint)

Exclusively by JCB Collection The scene: Two worn ranch-style brown leather chairs sit poised directly in front of the living room stone fireplace.  Robert inherited this ranch-style log cabin that …

Holiday Gift Idea: Homemade Vanilla, Fruit & Nut Granola

Holiday Gift Idea: Homemade Vanilla, Fruit & Nut Granola

Have you considered giving a “food gift” to someone on your shopping list this year? From cookies to pies, candy to homemade vinegars, a make-it-yourself gift is a welcoming change …

Cooking Success: Top 10 Secrets

Cooking Success: Top 10 Secrets

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen creating new dishes and experimenting and making recipes. This results in many trips to the grocery store, cooking and baking lots …

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