When in Rome….Rich Brunn: Must-have Tour Guide

When in Rome….Rich Brunn: Must-have Tour Guide

As we tossed 3 coins into the Trevi Fountain, to make a wish, I slowly looked to my left….a brightly-lit sign caught my eye…and I gasped. It had our name on it! Surprised? Of course, we were. That’s because right here, in Rome, Italy, next to the Trevi Fountain, we found an elegant restaurant with […]

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Mango Smoothie and Remembering Dad

Mango Smoothie and Remembering Dad

July has always been a busy birthday month for our family. My late Dad and my sister’s birthdays are 4 days apart. One of my Dad’s favorite things to do was make fruit smoothies for all of us, especially his grandsons. My Dad made Mango Smoothies the best. No one else knew mangoes like my […]

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SHRIMP GAMBAS

SHRIMP GAMBAS

Seafood, especially SHRIMPS, are a favorite menu fare for us. Besides, on days when the pace is hectic, this dish is not just easy to do, it’s so downright delicious. And this goes so well with steamed, white rice, a staple on our dinner table. MOM’S SHRIMP GAMBAS (An old favorite recipe of my late […]

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Pineapple Inside Out Cake

Pineapple Inside Out Cake

  Our family celebrated another birthday on July 4th. True to our tradition that the celebrant gets their favorite cake, I got ready to prepare  a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, my husband, Elpi’s favorite. But this time, I decided to do something different. First of all, I am a firm believer of baking from scratch, […]

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Braised Beef Short Ribs and Banana Cake : Family Favorites

Braised Beef Short Ribs and Banana Cake : Family Favorites

When life gets busy, and the kitchen too hot, especially in the summer months, I default to old family favorite recipes. Some of these  are from good old classic cookbooks, with ingredients added, or substituted, methods tweaked or changed. Some recipes were from my late Mom, the Queen Mother herself, and which were handed down […]

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