Simply Yummy Irish Guinness Stew

Irish Stew

We’re all Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s Celebrate with Guinness Irish Stew. I inherited red hair and freckles from my namesake, Grandma Maxine. She was a beautiful Scottish Irish woman. I miss her amazingly big heart, contagious laugh and delicious family meals. In honor of grandma, at Huckleberry Hill, we are celebrating our Irish… Continue reading Irish Stew


The Best Ever Lemon Almond French Toast

Perfect for a weekend brunch. Enjoy this dish during the week for "brinner" (breakfast-for-dinner). I find that the fruit and rind of citrus lends a complex flavor to French toast. Nothing takes a recipe from ordinary to extraordinary with the smell, texture (and balance of bitter and sweet) like a high quality marmalade. Papa Vince… Continue reading The Best Ever Lemon Almond French Toast

Chinese New Year- Firecracker Shrimp!

Happy Chinese New Year- Celebrate with Firecracker Shrimp!

Happy Year of the Dog! February 16, 2018 is Chinese New Year. Feast of Lantern’s (Fra Diabolo Italian Influenced) Firecracker Shrimp Recipe is a favorite. We love to make this for holidays such as Chinese New Year or Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns (celebrated on Monterey Bay each summer).    We have a long family history on… Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year- Celebrate with Firecracker Shrimp!


Valentine Treats

Super delicious and simple this 'no bake' Valentine’s Day treat is a favorite. So fabulously addictive. Best of all, it's very fun to create... especially with little helpers. Make it a family event. The memory will be a cherished Valentine Day tradition! At Huckleberry Hill we enjoy having these treats with hot chocolate, cuddling up… Continue reading Valentine Treats


Crosby Clam Bake Chowder- Throwback to Pebble Beach Golf History

In honor of Bing Crosby’s original Clam Bake and golf tournament we are making clam chowder. This yummy chowder can be made in a crock pot or stove top. Best of all, it is simple and delicious (for a family meal or to have at a gathering). This soup works really well for any type… Continue reading Crosby Clam Bake Chowder- Throwback to Pebble Beach Golf History

blood moon eclipse

Frittata Themed Supermoon Party

Not seen since 1866, a rare and amazing astronomical visual treat is in store. Best viewing is around 5:30 a.m. January 31 (Pacific Coast), look at the moon (no eye protection needed) to view the 'first blue moon eclipse for 152 years'. Amazingly, during this lunar eclipse the moon will glow a spectacular red.  The… Continue reading Frittata Themed Supermoon Party


Sicilian Marmalade Roasted Chicken with Candied Oranges

Sicilian Orange Marmalade Roasted Chicken-Inspired by Paddington the Bear Loaded with flavor, the layers of tangy marmalade mesh into a perfect glaze for rotisserie chicken. A perfectly simple and delicious meal for a cold winter evening.  In honor my favorite bear’s LOVE of marmalade I developed this 'orange marmalade chicken glaze'. The use of authentic… Continue reading Sicilian Marmalade Roasted Chicken with Candied Oranges

Olive Oil Face and Body Scrub

Huckleberry Hill ‘At Home’ SPA

  To kick off the weekend, at my Huckleberry Hill home, we made a simple homemade face and body treatment.  This recipe features four key ingredients and is developed by Sharon, a Huckleberry Hill follower and esthetician. Her career is focused to using holistic techniques for healthy skin care. Winter season elements are very drying… Continue reading Huckleberry Hill ‘At Home’ SPA

perfect warm dessert for cold winter evenings

Apricot Panettone Bread Pudding

After the holidays, panettone sweet bread is found in most Italian kitchens. This light bread, with added dried fruits makes a perfect bread pudding. I have found that the custard soaks up even the driest of Italian panettone. Use any store bought variety. Often given as a gift over the holidays most Italian kitchens have… Continue reading Apricot Panettone Bread Pudding



Happy New Year! Enjoy every sip of this ‘feel good’ detox smoothie. Easy to make, this blended beverage is perfect to boost the immune system during the cold and flu season. Nelly, a Huckleberry Hill subscriber, is a Registered Nurse that specializes in dietary issues and clean living. In November, she shared a day after… Continue reading ‘GINGER BOOST’ CLEANSING DETOX SMOOTHIE RECIPE