D'Aquanno Reserve

Tangcello Recipe, A Delightful Christmas Gift

Italian liquor, 'Tangcello' (similar to limoncello) is perfect for holiday gift giving! Keep the chill of winter away with this soul warming beverage. From Sicily to Monterey Bay, Frank D’Aquanno is pleasing family and friends this Christmas season with his glorious homemade tangcello. He inspires others, to share the joy, in making homemade liquor. How fun!… Continue reading Tangcello Recipe, A Delightful Christmas Gift

Sugar Plum Delights

Sugar Plum Fairy Treats

  Enjoy these amazingly healthy, simple ‘no-bake’ sugar plums. Many years ago, while teaching second grade, my class had a Nutcracker themed holiday party. Our room parent made sugar plum fairy treats. They were at hit, devoured by children and adults. I have used this recipe ever since. These morsels are delightfully packed with flavor… Continue reading Sugar Plum Fairy Treats

Balanced Holidays

Simple ‘Day After’ Holiday Detox

It's holiday season! Yesterday, in California we had record breaking warm weather...and decadent Thanksgiving dishes. Indulgences can be balanced out with an easy detox smoothie that adults and children love. Either post-Thanksgiving or between holiday parties, this recipe is filled with vitamins and probiotics. This smoothie is perfect to boost the immune system during this… Continue reading Simple ‘Day After’ Holiday Detox

EMBRACE A HEALTHY FALL

There is Always, Always, Always Something to be THANKFUL For.

  Looking for family based Thanksgiving activities? In honor of 'Turkey Day' we are sharing wishbone memories and joyful activities for the holiday season. My book characters Molly and Fern LOVE to make a wish over the Thanksgiving wish bone. Of course, this was an annual event for my real life sister Fran and I… Continue reading There is Always, Always, Always Something to be THANKFUL For.

Breaded Fish with Pasta

Monterey Bay Breaded Rock Cod with Pasta ‘aglio e olio’

  Ready for a delicious meal of breaded rock cod with pasta ‘aglio e olio’?  Follow along as my cousins, the Famiglia Cutino, share an 'Italian inspired California lifestyle' recipe.   ‘Pasta aglio e olio’ is influenced from the Naples region of Italy. The lightly sautéed minced garlic (NEVER burn the garlic) in olive oil with… Continue reading Monterey Bay Breaded Rock Cod with Pasta ‘aglio e olio’

Day After Thanksgiving Sandwich

Autumn Sandwich: Turkey Salad on Cranberry Citrus Nutbread

Memories and Inspiration: It was summer vacation, exploring America! Eric and I brought Bella Sophia to our neighborhood beach and we all dipped our toes into the Pacific Coast waves. We explained that we would make our way through the South of the U.S.A. and visit Disney World in Florida..then drive to the Florida coast… Continue reading Autumn Sandwich: Turkey Salad on Cranberry Citrus Nutbread

Fall Sweet Potato Comfort Pie

Heal Your Soul With Comfort Food

Usher in autumn with Aviva Gittle’s decadent sweet potato pie. The aroma, taste and texture of this desert featuring butter, brown sugar, fresh eggs, cream, nutmeg, cinnamon and butterscotch liqueur is so addicting! This pie is a wonderful addition to family get togethers and Thanksgiving buffets. Sweet potato pies are so common in the south;… Continue reading Heal Your Soul With Comfort Food