Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for the Perfect Summer Picnic

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is that time of year when there are picnics, concerts in the park, beach days and the Hollywood Bowl. Picnics can be as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with fresh fruit and chips — or,  if you hang with a … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Veggie and Cheesy Options for a Fourth of July (or anytime) BBQ

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Cedar-Planked Pecan, Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Brie

BY GWEN KENNEALLY This 4th of July I will be making my usual ribs, salmon, burgers and hot dogs, but I have so many vegetarian and vegan friends that I will also be grilling up some fun veggie dishes. I love to create and eat wonderful … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Really Big Salad Recipes for a Crowd (and some fundraising ideas)

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is that time of year again — school fundraisers and end-of-the -year potlucks. Event locations like football fields play yards and parking lots can often create logistical nightmares.  I have rented equipment and built … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for a Mother’s Day Brunch at Home

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” - Tenneva Jordan "We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for the Best Tea Party Ever

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I can always tell when it is Spring because of the many inquiries I receive about afternoon teas for bridal and baby showers, birthday parties and girls reunions. I am also bombarded with requests for tea recipes. I … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Dozen Leftover Egg Recipes

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY While exploring the history of the symbol of the Easter egg I also realized that it is represented in many other faiths. Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth, pre-dating Christian … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Passover meets Easter 2013

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Last night was the first night of  Passover. It is observed for eight days here in the United States.  Easter is coming up this Sunday, so I thought to offer recipes for both holidays. I am ready for Spring, but not really … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: An Olive Lesson with Recipes

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The olive tree is very hardy and can withstand drought, disease and fire, while living to a ripe-old age. That is why for thousands of years the olive branch has been a symbol of peace and goodwill. Olives come in all … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for Everyone

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Before Saint Patrick’s Day became a secular celebration of Irish Culture, it was a religious holiday that honored the most commonly recognized of the Patron Saints of Ireland. Due to food and alcohol restrictions because … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Sweet and Savory Valentines

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Last year I gave you some recipes from my just released “Sweet And Savory Cookbook” (Huqua Press). This year I am giving you some of the new recipes that I have been working on for the up coming Sweet and Savory Holiday … [Read more...]