Caroline Zuendel

I have spent a decade in the finance industry, and have loved it because finance touches everything and everyone. So does food, and food had my heart first. We lived on a farm in the Pennsylvania Amish country for a period of time as a child. We had peacocks, swans, French hens, quail, a horse, and every imaginable beautiful flower. My mom’s love language was homemade meals. And when my very own hen laid her first egg, my mom made a croissant for me, washed with that egg. I can taste it to this day. The buttery flakiness married with the rich yolk from an egg that my small hands had proudly handed to my mom just hours prior, instilled in me my love language at a young age. To me, while I have never been formally trained, love can be found in the careful procurement of the finest ingredients brought together with patient experimentation and served to those I love most. Food is life-giving and life-sustaining; it is medicine and it is a celebration. Food is my favored way of showing love.
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4 Reasons To Love Your Thighs

No, I don’t mean your legs, lol. We are talking chicken thighs – these tasty little chicken parts get a bad rap in most of America. Maybe we can blame the fried chicken fast food restaurants for making the dark meats a cheaper offering when ordeing a bucket.  Reason #1

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A Dinner in The Meadow

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dine on exquisite cuisine, prepared by expert chefs from your local area, in the middle of a meadow, on a farm, out in the country just as the sun sets? I used to imagine what this magical experience

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The Supper Club

It was my our turn to host The Supper Club. For those who like to cook supper club is way to share all your favorites. Our group at this time was made up of some exceptional cooks. Some of our guests cook professionally so we knew whatever we made had to

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The Pickle Contest

One day a friend of mine and I were enjoying a pint of beer at a local bottle shop.  He offered to share some pickles that his sister-in-law made for him. Of course, I was excited to try them and boy oh boy did that get me thinking I should

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The Southeast Asian Cooking Class

A few months ago, on May 4th, 2018 some very good friends got married. Yes, it was on Star Wars Day, however, there were no Darth Vader or Wookies in attendance. It was, in contrast, a very beautiful and elegant, outdoor affair in a peaceful but grand setting. The music

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Nicole and Jan Cook Asian

  Neither I or Nicole have any ties to the Asian community except through food. We both love sushi, pho, wontons, spring rolls and just about any Asian dish you can think of. We thought it would be fun to use one of our coveted three days visiting together to

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Sunday Is For Football

Once the NFL draft happens in April, the countdown is on in my house. We have to complete any lingering household projects before the start of football preseason.  August through February every Sunday in my house consists of football, more football and food! Being from New England we are all

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The Salsa Contest 2018

  Some of my favorite foodie friends and I decided what a better way to say goodbye to summer than to hold a salsa contest. With, salsa you need some kind of vehicle to hold the salsa and some way to taste it properly. Yes, tortilla chips are a fabulous vehicle

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