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Polenta – Italian Peasant Food

Polenta is one of my favorite traditional Italian staples.
It is an age old comfort food.
I remember the first time I saw our table set for polenta in Bologna.  My grandmother would make a big fuss! She put lots of work and effort in preparing different sauces like Bolognese ragout (sauce), marinara sauce, roasted quail […]

Mad for Madeleines

As I scanned the familiar ingredient list, I was transported back to my apprenticeship at La Forchette restaurant in Wayne. It was there that I first learned to make French madeleines and […]

The Meat and Potatoes of Change

Eeek! Change? You […]

Serenity Now. Your Recipe for 2017.

I hope you took my advice and started the year with a much deserved day of self-care and serenity—I hope you spent every last cent on your gift cards and indulged yourself in whatever makes you feel most nurtured, energized, and fabulous.
Now that you’ve taken some time off and filled up your tank—now it’s […]

New Year, New You?

New Year, New You! That’s the cliché that’s ringing through my head and this year so far…how about you? I’ve been seeing it everywhere. But I’ve been thinking about it and what that could really mean…
The New Year is a chance to re-invent ourselves, to wipe the slate clean and start fresh like the […]

NOEL!

Did you know that the word “noel” can be traced back to the Latin word natalis, which means “birthday”? I know a lot of you are preparing for your celebration of that special birth that night long ago in Bethlehem.
I’m curious…are there any of you out there with birthdays during the holidays? Or with […]

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    Chef Jacquie on Living Well With Pat Nogar: Christmas Favorites!

Chef Jacquie on Living Well With Pat Nogar: Christmas Favorites!

I am so excited to share with you that I had the privilege of joining the fabulous Pat Nogar as a guest on the special Christmas episode of her show, Living Well With Pat Nogar!
The theme was Holiday Family Favorites…you know those dishes that are on your family’s table every holiday that you just […]

Turkey Tips, Mimi’s Stuffing and Caramel Apple Mimosas!

Are you the host of the annual Thanksgiving family dinner? Are you cooking the dinner? Do you feel a little anxious, maybe have a few questions?

Well, feel free to ask me!  

I thought I could give some pointers to help out with the turkey.

Basting Tip: Do you like to baste your turkey with butter? Place […]

“Shattering the Glass Ceiling”

 
Elaine Paul Schaeffer and POTUS

LADIES!!! Be you Democrat, Republican or Independent—the parties don’t matter—what matters is this:
WE ARE WOMEN—and girls, we are busting through glass ceilings left and right. I wanted to take a little time to invite you to CELEBRATE with me—because no matter what happens this Tuesday—the fact is, now is a time […]

Feastival 2016 Recap!

World-Class cities need world-class culture. Feastival celebrates both our artistic and culinary scenes—two great economic engines that push Philadelphia forward.
~Richard Vague, FringeArts Board President
I couldn’t agree more. Philadelphia’s Feastival, has become a world-class celebration, and I’m a proud sponsor of this benefit for the FringeArts since 2011.

To see how far it has come from […]

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