May Parties:  Kentucky Derby Day appetizers and drinks

May is full of opportunities to shine as a “Queen of Entertaining”.  There is Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby just to start the month of entertaining off in the right light – and on the same Saturday. If you have cooking and hosting abilities that leans towards a Latin flair, try your hand…

Cheese-topped guacamole for Cinco de Mayo appetizer

One of the best things about being a food writer and author is trying different recipes and foods from other chefs.  As a fairly decent cook, I love to sample and try to duplicate recipes and dishes.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.   The recipe I am featuring in this post was so…

Memories of Times Past and German Beef Rouladen

It has been a while and a lot has happen.  Mainly, my Mom and the greatest inspiration of my life has passed a way.  I had taken a break to care for her just after reorganizing my blog and cookbooks.  And now it is time to make her proud! She has always inspired me to…