Strawberry Topping Over Mousse Au Chocolate Blanc Recipe


In Michigan this time of year, strawberries are a celebration. One bite into this little red gem and the sweet memories come back that were lost during a long cold season. Local Michigan strawberries are smaller and sweeter than their California counterpart.

Enjoy this delicious sauce over a white chocolate mousse. This makes a [...]

Summer Picnic Dessert: Cake Batter White Chocolate Fudge

(Photo Credit: Linda Yao)

The elusive sun is finally beginning to take on a consistent presence as the summer days begin to settle in, and for many families in America, that means it is once again the perfect season for those weekend picnics. Choosing the right selection of foods to serve at these picnics is one of the [...]

Rum Runner Peach Dessert

rum peach dessert

(Photo Credit: Debbie Moore)

One bite of my fresh peach ice cream and you will think you just picked a sun-ripened peach off the tree! This summer dessert is light and airy with small chunks of angel food cake dripping with sweet but mouth-watering rum sauce. The Jack Sparrow character from Pirates of [...]

Healthy Avocado Toast


Photo Credit: Holli Thompson

Avocado toast is my idea of comfort food. Every once in a while I crave this perfect combination of creamy avocado, cayenne heat, salt, citrus and healthy fat.

It’s more of an assemble, rather than a recipe, but I think you’ll love it.


1 slice of your favorite [...]

Grilled Shrimp, Mango And Pineapple Whole Grain Salad

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The expectations of summer always remind us of food cooked on a grill – it’s what we look forward to for backyard barbeques or picnics. The excitement of this dish may just be the ingredients used in the marinade for the shrimp – Wasabi, horseradish, rice vinegar, Thai sweet chili sauce, just to [...]

Corporate Philanthropy: Whole Foods Market

Apples From Durst Organic Farm
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Heirloom Tomatoes From Durst Organic Farm (Photo credit:

Having been enamored with Whole Foods Market since I discovered it many years ago I was thrilled to do more research on the company. I knew from personal experience about their dedication to the communities that are home to their stores but I learned [...]

Summer Couscous With Zucchini And Mint

Summer couscous with zucchini and mint

This is a great dish that celebrates all that is fresh from the garden from springtime through the summer. Later in the summer I add cherry tomatoes; earlier in the spring I use asparagus instead of zucchini without changing anything else. It’s a wonderful dish for entertaining since it can be made ahead of [...]

Penne With Kale And Onion Recipe

Summer Recipe: Penne With Kale And Onion

I personally love kale, but surprisingly few of my friends and family feel the same way. The dark color and leafy texture scream vitamins and other nutrients but may also be the characteristics that doom the vegetable to hatred.

When chopped and added to a batch of pasta, however, the taste of the kale [...]

Cookbook Review: Maneet Chauhan’s Flavors Of My World

Review Of Maneet Chauhan's Flavors Of My World

With a warm introduction from Ted Allen, Host of Food Network’s ‘Chopped,’ Maneet Chauhan takes the reader on an exciting adventure around the world in her book, Flavors of the World. It’s rare that a chef can take a well-known dish from a country and transform it into something magical. With her extensive [...]

Health Benefits Of The Coconut

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It occurred to me today, as I was cooking with a couple of different coconut products, that I probably use some part of this marvelous nut each day. It’s no wonder.

Not only does coconut taste good, but it’s credited with numerous nutritional benefits, among them anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. [...]

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