You can often find me searching the Internet, surrounded by cookbooks on a quest to find the perfect recipes to compose awesome menus.  Here are a few of my recent faves:

We recently toasted the success of an old friend’s business with this dinner. I’m not sure how it happened, but apparently we drank four bottles of champagne that evening…

A Celebratory Dinner Party for 12 (1)Recipes:

I composed this menu for my daughter’s recent birthday gathering:

Birthday Cocktails and Nibbles for 35 (2)Recipes:


We spend a number of Friday nights with one other couple – I love to keep the dinner simple, so we can focus on catching up:

A Summer Friday Night with Friends (2)


  • Palomas
  • Hangar Steaks with Tio’s Chimichurri
  • Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella
  • Pasta with Basil and Mint Pesto
  • Chocolate-Kissed Strawberry Shortcakes