Comfort Food and Easy Entertaining

As a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor I am often asked "What do you enjoy cooking when you're at home on a weeknight or entertaining guests at your table?" I started this blog to answer that question. Here I will share with all of you the recipes that I find delicious and comforting. Many of the recipes are my own versions of classic dishes, some are contemporary twists on old ideas, and some are discoveries I made while perusing my grandmother’s vast collection of cookbooks dating back to the early 1900’s. Please enjoy these videos. I have also included links to some of the published articles I have written recently. Please feel free to comment here or email me directly with any questions, comments or general thoughts. My email address and information on my catering, private chef and private cooking classes can be found on my website:

Fresh Peach Margaritas

Sweet and Sour Mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup Sweet and Sour Mix
4-5 oz Tequila
1.5 ox Triple Sec
4 peaches, seed removed, quartered

To make Sweet and Sour Mix:
1. Combine water and sugar in large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring to boil. Cool syrup.
2. Mix syrup, lemon juice and lime juice in pitcher. Chill until cold. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

For Margaritas:

Add Sweet and Sour Mix, Tequila, Triple Sec and Peaches to a blender. Puree until smooth. Add ice until mixture becomes slushy, but still pourable.

Makes 4 cocktails.

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