sizzling hot recipes

Get inspired – experience a new dish or a new way to prepare an old favorite. We want to entice you to get cookin!

Featured Recipe

A current recipe from one of my blog posts to delight your senses, peg your excitement meter and motivate you to get cooking!


For the juciest holiday turkey ever, this is a surefire way to add flavor and moisture to poultry, fish and pork.

Ginger Pear Chiffon Tart

A sumptious Autumn dessert that combines the wonderful and elegant flavors of ginger and pear with a light and fluffy pie crust (see our Pastry 101 video).

Double Ginger Pumpkin Tart

A taste combination sure to surprise, please and delight Autumn lovers.  This dessert maximizes the flavor and beauty of fall.

Doctored Stock

When you need good quality stock, but in a short period of time, you can make what I call “doctored” stock. It is great as a base for soups, sauces and gravies.

Lemon Curd

I love the fresh lemony flavor of this wonderful spread. It just looks and tastes like spring to me.

Not Your Momma’s Lemonade

A unique recipe for lemonade with some creative extras.

Molten Chocolate Cakes

A very special dessert for a very special dinner, these little cakes are just the ticket to anyone’s heart! This recipe is a winner, and so very easy to prepare.

Pie Pastry Recipe

Chef Carol uses this recipe exclusively for pies, as it is ready to roll as soon as it is mixed, and rolls out like silk!

Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic is a great flavor addition to soups, sauces, salad dressings and mashed potatoes. And it’s so simple.

Sicilian Lemon Chicken

Once again, the Italians have shared a recipe chock full of lemony goodness, succulent and moist chicken that you are going to love.