tropical red punch

Holiday Cheers

Everyone loves a tasty, refreshing drink with their meals and the holidays are the perfect time to celebrate with drinks you might not normally indulge in.  I like my drinks to go along with the festivities so I have a trio of red, white and green drinks that I always…
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Christmas Event Prep

During the holidays it brings another level of food preparation ordinarily, when you are preparing the food OUT OF STATE  AND for television, oh my god (OMG). There are an abundance of things needed to pull this off and guess what, you CAN DO IT!  There is no doubt that…
thanksgiving leftover ideas

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

So here we are friends, it’s a couple days post turkey, we shopped until we dropped and got those good deals, now we get up and look in the fridge and there it is…. those leftovers, still sitting in that Tupperware or wrapped in that foil.  As you stare down…
Turkey Brine recipe

Brining a Turkey

Should we or shouldn’t we BRINE our turkey prior to cooking it.  IT MATTERS, yes it does, why?  What is the purpose of BRINING A TURKEY? Simply put, BRINING is basically dissolving a lot of salt in boiling water with seasonings (or adding seasonings at the end) to tenderize the…
Holiday planning and prepping with Aunt Carmen

Holiday Planning & Prepping

The holidays are here, and FOOD is the focal point of family gatherings.  I just LOVE the holidays, everything is surrounded by connecting with family, friends near and far and of course, FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!!!!!  FOOD is the center of attention during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving, so whomever you invite…