Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella, a classic dish, is chicken roasted with garlic, olives, capers, and prunes. It’s the perfect meal for a large dinner party. Chicken Marbella is one of those dishes that has been around for what is seemingly forever, yet to this day, I find many friends who have yet to try it. If you […]


4 Great Reasons to Visit Berkeley Springs and the International Water Tasting

I’ve got four great reasons for you to visit Berkeley Springs – and one of them happens to be why I was there in February: I was a judge at the 28th Annual International Water Tasting. More about that later. First, let me give you three other reasons why YOU should visit Berkeley Springs, WV. […]


Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon

This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon is creamy, cozy, comfort food, at its apex. I’ll admit, the first time I heard Melissa Clark (a wonderful chef from the New York Times Food Section) begin describing a recipe for pasta with roasted parsnips, my head cocked like my dog’s head swivels when […]