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Tea for Two

Tea for Two

When I looked at the beautiful women gathered last Saturday at Cancer Wellness - I got choked up. What a incredible group of survivors, each with their own story of perseverance and bravery. How lucky I am to get to work and share with them! And not only are they...

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Turning Point Dinner

Last night I was off to the suburbs – to the lovely land of Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia. Yours truly, a couple of super assistants, a generous family and fun guests all participated in a benefit dinner for Turning Point, a women’s healthcare center in Alpharetta. The...

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Taste Club South America

Taste Club South America

Too much fun at the Taste Club last night! That's my monthly wine and food pairing dinner held at Cooks Warehouse Brookhaven. We tasted 9 wines from South America and ate like cowboys - Churrasco style Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Peruvian Potatoes. Here's a...

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Life’s A Beach!

Life’s A Beach!

Last week, Cancer Wellness at Piedmont hosted their annual "Life's a Beach! Party". What fun to see flip flops and beach wear on the folks that were dancing and rocking out. A fabulous band, "Just Friends" made waves with the music of Motown, Jimmy Buffett and Marvin...

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It’s Been a Pink Week!

It’s Been a Pink Week!

For those of you that see me often without a chefs coat on - you'll know that I love the color pink. And this week I had so much fun being "in the pink", with lots and lots of beautiful women. The week contained the Pink Carpet Gala, a fun evening celebrating breast...

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Go To Gluten Free Cooking

Go To Gluten Free Cooking

Cooks Warehouse Decatur was the venue for a fun Gluten Free Cooking Class. I first became aware of Gluten Free Eating when I worked on the morning show "Everyday with Marcus and Lisa". Marcus had Celiac Disease, and so I always tried to provide something in my cooking...

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White County WOW!

White County WOW!

How great is it when you can name your organization: WOW? That’s the group I visited this week, the Winegrowers of White County. Many of you may not know where White County Georgia is located. Up north of Atlanta where hills and mountains and greenery abound – that’s...

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Walking on the Dark Side

Walking on the Dark Side

This is what the parking lot at the entrance to the Chattahoochee walking/jogging trail looked like on Friday morning. It's dark AND early. But we didn't mind as my friend Beci  and I chatted, shared and laughed for a 6 mile power walk. I love getting up early and...

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Lawyers Who Cook!

Lawyers Who Cook!

Cooks Warehouse at Midtown hosted The Iron Chef: CUMIN battle that took place on Friday night. What a fun bunch from a local law firm. Great team work, cooking and super food styling. Great use of banana leaves for presentation. Gives all the plates a real boost. Take...

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Plan Your Escape

Plan Your Escape

The women of Pink Heals had another party on Thursday night - to plan fun vacations and learn how to document their trip with pictures. What a beautiful group! “Maintain a Sense of Humor, Develop Outside Interests, and Learn to Let Go”, were some of the gems of...

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Oh What Treasures You Will Find…

Oh What Treasures You Will Find…

I don’t know about you, but there always seem to be a few bottles of wine that keep getting pushed to the back of my wine cabinet. Bottles that someone has gifted when invited to dinner, or bottles that looked interesting on sale – but never quite interesting enough...

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Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

We needed a grill for our octopus. (That sounds really funny – but check out the blog from July 27th.) So we went to the local hardware store in Rock Hall, Maryland. No Home Depot, Lowe’s or even an Ace in this little town. But the great news is the store had a Smoky...

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Octopus for Dinner

Octopus for Dinner

I always have to hand it to my sister – she is fearless in the kitchen. Pat picked up some octopus in DC and we invited a good friend over for an adventurous dinner, lots of wine and stories.Well, lets start with the very good news. Our briny buddy was cleaned at the...

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