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    Happy Thanksgiving... News 8 San Diego on Friday Morning! 

    LIVE Friday! San Diego 8.. CBS.. 

    "Thanksgiving Leftover Re-Do's"

    Nobody will be able to tell you used leftover turkey and trimmings! 

    Make sure you tune in.. If you are not in the San Diego Area I will post the link after the show. Here are the recipes for you to enjoy:

    Turkey Shepard's Pie

    Sweet Potato Mousse with a Rum Floater

    Cranberry Panna Cotta


    Here is a special event next Monday Night at Grossmont College.. FREE.. Talk, slide show and samplings.. 

    Griffin Gate 6:30pm

    November 27th, 2017 (This Monday)

    Sample tasting from the Culinary Department Students. 



    L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants: Restaurant Highlight

    Dan Tana’s “Tana’s”

    9071 Santa Monica Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90069


    In 1964, only a few blocks outside of Beverly Hills in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles (now the City of West Hollywood), sat only a few things on the area of land. A menu filled with Italian favorites. It is till in operation today.

    Chicken Piccata Recipe

    Dan Tana’s is one of 60 locations highlighted in my recent book. L.A.’s Legendary Restaurants


    4th of July! 

    Blue Cheese Pistachio Cheesecake

    In 2002 my first book came out. 125 Best Cheesecake Recipes, then a number of years later The Cheesecake Bible. This recipe was in both books and is a fast easy cheesecake to make. If you have not had it in one of my classes or parties here is the recipe.

    Blue Cheese Pistachio Cheesecake

    When I worked for Disney it was pretty much a given you would be working on the 4th. The motto was "We Work While Others Play". Since 1994 (My last year at the park) I have played while others worked! Except the year I did a food segment on the Santa Monica Pier which was shown on the 4th but we taped it the month before!

    I am headed to Rapid City, SD. The birth of my father, grandparents and other family members. I have not visited since 1999, so it will be a fun weekend.

    Here is a little preview of my next book.. This windmill Denny's used to be a Van de Kamps Bakery and Coffeeshop. These buildings dotted the southland. This is the only one left and it is in the city of Arcadia close to Pasadena. One chapter is all about the Van de Kamps bakeries.. With recipes too! 

    I am doing the edits on the manuscript and we will have it out in the stores soon! Be looking! 

    Have a great 4th!