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    Time to Sit Back and Unwind…Recipe Rewind! Five Recipes to Get You Through Memorial Day Weekend!

Time to Sit Back and Unwind…Recipe Rewind! Five Recipes to Get You Through Memorial Day Weekend!

I can’t believe Memorial Day is upon us—anyone else?  Whether you’re going away or staying at home this weekend, here are 5 delicious, quick and easy recipes from my personal collection to help you kick off Summer 2016 in great taste!
Refreshing Black Bean and Corn Relish 
Perfect for chip dipping, or for dressing anything you’re […]

You Can Leave Your Hat On: Food and Fashion of the Derby

I started my trip to Kentucky on a really good note. I had this dish that I’m still dreaming about.  Let me tell you a little bit about this place…

It’s in Terminal F of the Philadelphia airport– which is the end of God’s country–but as I discovered…so worth it.  OTG is elevating traveler experiences with “farm […]

Tales from the Bourbon Trail!

Kentucky takes its bourbon very seriously. And for good reason! The Mint Julep has been the signature drink of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby for over a century. Over 120,000 mint juleps are served every year—that’s 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint, 60,000 pounds of ice, and over 10,000 bottles of Old Forester Mint […]

Stay Tuned for Tales from the Bourbon Trail!

In the meantime, my partner-in-culinary-crime, Lisa, and I couldn’t help but share some of the fun from our weekend at the Kentucky Derby right now!

Passover the Fried Matzoh!

My “Hebrew-zzesse” friend Sam and his wife Marlene, invited me over during Passover to taste a traditional dish called Matzoh Brei. I was so excited–I am always up to try a new food I have never tasted.
Sam Cohen, is a lawyer and was professor of culture and gastronomy at Drexel University – he also […]

The Last Supper

I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter weekend! We celebrated with family dinner on Palm Sunday, because that’s when the kids were home. I’m just so grateful for the few nights that we are together that we do sit down as a family to eat at the table.

It was really nice to have the […]

Put this in your Easter basket!

Can you believe that Palm Sunday is tomorrow and Easter is next week?  I can’t! If this holiday snuck up on you…don’t worry.  The Italian Market’s got everything you need.  Read on for my ideas to help you with your last minute preparations to celebrate with family and friends this Easter week.

First, make sure […]

Hail Caesar!

This all started, with, well the Ides of March…

Now I know what you’re thinking…

But… as I mentioned in my March newsletter, there’s no need to “beware the ides of March”—for good reason.

Though Julius Caesar’s assassination has long cast a shadow of superstition over the Ides of March, for me, the Ides have always felt […]

White Dog and “Brie”

This was the last dinner I had with my daughter before I took her back to college, and I have to say…it was just great. The White Dog is a local place, right in Wayne, and I love the atmosphere. We arrived a little early, with reservations at around 5:15, and happy hour was […]

Jacquie in a Bottle: 1001 Tales of Birthday Bliss

A few weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday, the same way I’ve celebrated going on 30 years– with time away from the rest of the world with my very best girlfriends.   This is an annual event for me…every year I take a week away to just relax and reconnect with the women in my […]

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