Back to the Kitchen: For the Love of Chocolate

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Oh chocolate!  My true love! How many nights it has been you and I!  The evening ends with me beating myself up after hours at the gym and then the sun goes down and I just can’t resist you!  Who knew we were doing something … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipes for Rhubarb Every Which Way

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I don’t think I could have been happier to walk into Whole Foods yesterday and be greeted with massive stalks of rhubarb! I know my strawberry rhubarb pie fans are doing a happy dance! As we step into rhubarb season I get … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Quinoa Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Quinoa is a delicately flavored grain that was a staple in the ancient Inca diet. One of the world's true super foods, quinoa is a complete protein, containing all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also a great source of … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: For the Love of Basil and Chocolate Cake

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Whenever I am trying to create a simple yet amazingly flavorful meal somehow I always think of basil because it adds so much flavor to just about anything, and it is so aromatic and beautiful looking as well. Basil is often … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Tea Party Recipes for Valentine’s Day and Other Occasions

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Who doesn’t love a tea party—especially on Valentine's Day? When I create special events, I enjoy mixing traditions and customizing them to fit the tastes of my clients. Recently, I did a party for someone who loves my ginger … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: A Treasury of Holiday Cookies

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Holiday cookies for cheerful gifting or entertaining.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Like so many others my greatest joy this time of year is baking Christmas cookies! When I look over my most favorite and requested recipes my heart becomes so full because with each recipe come a memory, a friends childhood memory … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Give Heartfelt Gifts with Homemade Holiday Breads

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Give from the heart with sweet mini-breads.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY Thanksgiving is over, so now it's full speed ahead to Christmas and Hanukkah! If you have just a little time, you can use it to make quick holiday breads. These almost dessert breads are great for gifts, family gatherings or with … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Get your Grill On!

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY The misty mornings in Los Angeles are known as “June Gloom," but all  I know is it is all the signs of summer and I just want to get my grill on! With graduations and all of the festivities that come with the beginning of the … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Recipe Time for Tea with Scones, Tea Sandwiches, Tea Cakes and more

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I had a week full of requests for my scone and tea sandwich recipes, so I thought it was time to redo my spring tea recipes. With all the rain that we have been enjoying this winter,  I am really looking forward to welcoming … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Fire Up the Grill!

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It is the beginning of March and last week we had snow in places that are warm and sunny all year long. The first week of spring has been perfect outdoor dining weather, so I am firing up the grill! In my opinion anything is … [Read more...]