First, I must begin with saying how blessed and grateful I am to have such amazing women in my life. I truly have some of the best friends anyone could wish for. They have been so excited and supportive of my new journey. The funny part is that I seem to be connected to other women who not only love to cook, but are really fabulous chefs!! It's funny how that happens.
These ladies, as I said, have been so excited about this site that they would like to share with all of you their wonderful recipes with you, too. We are soooo lucky to have such a wide variety of tastes, cultures and interests in this circle. We will be seeing a wide variety of recipes from them and I am soooo excited for you to meet them!
JANET ...... First and foremost my biggest inspiration, support and friend......but more importantly, she is the maker of FALLON STEAK!!!!!! I can not even put into words how delicious it is. This recipe is famous all on its own. I also, can not put into words what this lady means to me. Janet, my sexy beautiful friend.....I LOVE YOU!!! She shared this recipe with me a very very long time ago. It is still one of my families all time favorites and I am sure will be yours after you try it. She will be bringing us many more fabulous recipes from her Korean culture.....as soon as I can get her into the kitchen!! I can not wait to cook with her!!
KAREN...... The vegetarian of our group!!! Karen will be bringing us fantastic recipes for all those great veggie dishes. But....I am also expecting fabulous pasta dishes since she is Italian after all. She loves to cook and believe me....she can!! I have already written her first recipe which will be coming out soon and you will love it. It is so beautiful you may want to just look at it...but eat it....it is delicious. Looking forward to everything Karen has to share with us. Its all good stuff in Karen's kitchen.......
JUNE..... She grew up in an 100% Italian family learning from a Mother who could put any cook to shame. Her parents owned a restaurant for years and her Grandmother was a Blue Ribbon award winning baker. Need I say more. We are in for some unbelievable recipes from June and Nonna!!! We have to get Nonna (Junes mom) in the kitchen, The hysterical part about all of this is that my whole family demands June to cook us all one meal a year. There are no excuses, she has no choice. It is her holiday meal to cook for us. Crazy enough it is .....St. Patrick's Day dinner!! I know it sounds ridiculous but let me say....June makes the most amazing corned beef, cabbage and Irish soda bread in America!!! She makes lot's of other great dishes but this....indescribable!!! You will want to look for those recipes!!
EUNICE ..... This special lady is 100% Portugese. I am sure we will be able to get amazing recipes out of her. Especially fish!! She makes fabulous fish dishes. But there is an unexpected side to Eunice. Her son...and my daughter...who happen to be the most adorable couple ever...are as you all know, gym rats, health freaks...etc!! Eunice, goes above and beyond to create these amazing healthy dishes for them but in our family she is famous for her healthy snacks. Seriously....Prune Brownies!!! Would you ever think you would make brownies out of prunes?? Eunice did and they are amazing!!! She has so many that you will love,,,,we all do!! She has also just began a catering business of her own and we send her our best wishes and love!!
LISA ..... OK...yes Italian, yes amazing cook with lots of recipes to share with us, but if there is one thing she is already famous for, it's her Greek Cookies. How funny is that? For years she has been making these cookies for Christmas and bringing them to us. They are so good, I suggest if you are going to make them, you do it when no one is home so you can hid them. You will not want to share one with anyone!!!! And for all these years, I described them as these great Italian Twist Cookies. When she came over the other day, we made these together and she let her little secret out! Now I will have to call them the Greek Twist Cookie....haha!! I love those cookies no matter what they are .....and I love LISA!!! Can't wait to get more of her secrets out of her.
EVE...... This beautiful spirit is famous in her own world for her amazing, beautiful handmade bracelets. If you haven't seen them yet...please check out WWW.EVESTJOHN.COM!! Please explore her site and read her story of how these bracelets where born. She is truly an inspiration to me and soooo many others. I am self describing myself as her biggest fan (Ok maybe besides her mom, husband and children) but I have many of her bracelets, They are uplifting, inspirational and gorgeous. Eve is also 100% Turkish!! And loves, loves, loves to cook!! Can you imagine the amazing flavors and recipes we will be seeing from her once I get her in the kitchen......so excited!!!
LADIES....THANK YOU ALL............... AND WELCOME TO OUR CHEF'S CIRCLE!!!