It Looks Like Caviar….


It looks like caviar….the texture is the similar to caviar….the taste? Incredible heady truffle aroma, slight brininess. To me, a truffle lover, it’s better than caviar….and it’s a fraction of the cost. My friend Tim, who owns Chef Shop sent me a jar of Black Truffle Caviar (on sale for $29.95) – which is made from real truffle juice which …

Giveaway: Zojirushi Umami Rice Cooker


Zojirushi NS-YAC10 Umami Micom Rice Cooker and Warmer, Pearl WhiteZojirushi makes the very best rice cookers, our entire family (mom, brother and myself) use Zojirushi. The quality is top notch, the rice comes out perfect each and every time and it’s a beautiful, sleek machine.Their new Umami Micom brand rice cooker cooks the rice for . . .

Giveaway: Blendtec Kitchen Mill


Blendtec Kitchen Grain MillEver thought about grinding your own flour?Release nature’s health by bursting your grains into nutritious flour. The Kitchen Mill™ is the result of thousands of hours of research and years of constant testing. Now you can enjoy the great taste of natural whole grain flour any time. It is always ready . . .

Giveaway: Artisan Truffles


Laughing Moon Chocolates GiveawayHandmade truffles from Laughing Moon Chocolates in Stowe, Vermont.  Each box of chocolate truffles contains a selection of the following: Big Barn Red Wine Truffles, Vermont Apple Brandy, Rock Art Vermonster Beer, White Chocolate Stair’s Pear, Vermont Maple, Green Mountain Sunshine Vodka, Chipotle Cinnamon, Amaretto, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Kahlua, Grand Marnier, and . . .



The toughest part about having my family spread out across the States are the holidays, especially when 3 out of 4 members of the family are celebrating together. Most often, my bachelor brother and my parents are together as their schedule is a bit more flexible than ours and because airfare for me, Scott and the 2 kids are just …

Giveaway: Kenmore Elite Convection Toaster Oven


Kenmore Elite 6-Slice Convection Toaster OvenWarm or toast your favorite foods with a Kenmore toaster oven that fits a 12″ pizza. The toaster oven has a 60 minute timer with auto shut-off. Convection function cooks in half the time.6 slice digital control toaster ovenAccessory included bake pan, bake rack and 9″ pizza stoneBrushed . . .

Choo-Choo Dinner’s Ready


When the boys were little, it was all about Thomas the Tank Engine trains. I used to scour the garage sales for used sets and tracks. I think we had enough track to circle the house three times. If we had this plate and cup holder set with integrated track, eating sure would be a lot of fun. Every time …

Turtle Cheesecake Truffles

Turtle Cheesecake Pops Bites Balls finished

My husband’s second favorite restaurant in the world is The Cheesecake Factory. We don’t go for the food, we go for the cheesecake. All of them. Okay, well maybe not all of them, unless we’re in a large group, but we always order at least 4 different cheesecakes to share between us. Two bites out of each and the rest …

Asparagus Gratin


Step by step photos for Asparagus Gratin Recipe. Recipe from Cook’s Country May 2011 issue.