KOOP Radio Writing on the Air

By On December 22, 2015

I will be on the always fascinating and interesting show “Writing on the Air”, Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 6:00 pm with my pals Martha Louise Hunter and Michael McCarthy. I’ll let you… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Salmon Mousse

By On December 3, 2015

  The holiday parties are starting and you may be asked to bring a dish of some kind to your next party. Well, I highly recommend my salmon mousse.  I love how… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Holiday Brie

By On November 20, 2015

This is a simple, elegant way to serve brie during the holidays . With the red, white and green theme you’ve got a perfect dish for a holiday party. I’ve been making… Read More


Grapefruit Pound Cake

By On November 12, 2015

I love Texas citrus. Grapefruits and oranges that come from the Rio Grande Valley are succulent, sweet and juicy. I have been drinking an orange or grapefruit for breakfast for the past… Read More

Holidays and Special Occasions

Oven Risotto with Kale

By On February 9, 2015

I adapted this recipe from Bon Appetit. I used pecans instead of walnuts and 1/2 of an onion, which I think is plenty for a cup of rice. This recipe is wonderful!… Read More


Chocolate Mousse

By On January 23, 2015

In a hurry? Who isn’t. This is Nigella‘s instant chocolate mousse recipe and it is super delicious. It comes together quickly and has a creamy texture. I added toasted pecans, but I… Read More


Happy Holidays!

By On December 23, 2014

Wishing all of you the best Christmas and the happiest New Year from my family to yours! Photo taken at Justine’s Brasserie by the great, great Rocky Schenck. xoxo… Read More


Minestrone with Italian Sausage

By On December 9, 2014

I made a large batch of this soup last Sunday, the fennel gave it such a delicious flavor and it was easy to make and very nice for a second meal. If… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

French Lentils, Poached Eggs, Spinach, Ham & Truffle Oil

By On November 12, 2014

What a terrific combination this is —  French lentils, spinach, Spanish ham, eggs & truffle oil! I made this dish after work and even though it has a few steps it came… Read More

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Appetizers and Sides

Eggplant Pizzas

By On November 7, 2014

These little pizzas are so easy and delicious. We have been eating meatless dinners about twice a week and this is one of the best ways to do that. This is a… Read More