Artichokes from an Italian farmer's market, Rome, Italy
  • Culinary Affair

    Culinary Delights for Any Occasion!

"No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing."
~ Julia Childs


I haven't always loved to cook.  As a child, I didn't do much in the kitchen.  My mom wasn't interested in teaching and I wasn't interested in learning!   

Once married, I taught my self to cook during one hot summer in Sacramento.  I was determined to learn to roast a turkey, make soups, and bake cakes.  The apartment was miserably hot, but the food turned out pretty good.

By the time I was in my forties, I enjoyed making Holiday meals, baking for family and friends, and preparing all the food for big parties.  So, when I was asked to cater an employee Christmas party, my catering career was born.  After spending a week at the Culinary Institute of American in Napa, California, I began to believe in myself and my abilities.

Over the years, I have accumulated many recipes for all sorts of events, as well as, personal family recipes.  Now, I want to share all of these recipes with you.  

I have created several categories of recipes for you to choose from.  Just click on one of the category names and you will find many delicious recipes to serve your needs and desires.  

Bon Appetit!








Hors d'oeuvres 


Entrees/Main Dishes


Vegetables/Side Dishes