Ginger Johnson returns to contributing staff of Your Home with Karie Engels

  We are pleased to announce to return of Ginger Johnson to the contributing staff of Your Home with Karie Engels. Ginger’s natural enthusiasm and energy is and always has been a tremendous asset to the site and our  excitement meter is off the chart with the opportunity  to work with Ginger once more. “It’s with great relish… Read More Ginger Johnson returns to contributing staff of Your Home with Karie Engels

Herb and Spice Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Chutney

The perfect centerpiece for your holiday meal. We thank Chef Charles, Vis a Vis Restaurant – Brighton Beach, New York for sending us this gorgeous and delicious recipe for our site. If you haven’t finalized your holiday dinner menu yet, consider adding this to the list! “This is one of my closely guarded favorite recipes. The Lamb comes… Read More Herb and Spice Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Chutney

Dijon-Garlic-Rosemary Rubbed Lamb Roast and a wicked Rhubarb Mojito

Sitting in the kitchen sorting through recipes and prepping foods for entertaining friends and family is a way I love spending my quiet time. This year, both ham and lamb recipes are spread across the table top as I work through simple and quick as well as recipes that take a bit more prep and time.… Read More Dijon-Garlic-Rosemary Rubbed Lamb Roast and a wicked Rhubarb Mojito

Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear and a delicious cocktail or two

When September arrives,  the collection of recipes commences.  By November, I have a pretty large variety of main dishes, desserts and appetizers in the recipe book for holiday gatherings, dinners and cocktails parties.  The difficult part, is choosing which ones to use.  Our first step is to create a theme of flavors.  Our main dish… Read More Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pear and a delicious cocktail or two

Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

As we move closer to winter’s cold embrace we begin preparation for the rituals our ancestors have practiced for centuries.  Samhain, ( pronounced ‘sow’inn’ ), the ancient Celtic celebration, and Mexico’s, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  Both of these ancient festivals focus on gatherings of family and friends to give prayers and… Read More Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

Black Vodka and Spooky Spirits for Halloween

A dark, cold and frosty night, witches, vampires and ghouls move stealthily to your door and……ring the bell.  Witches Ball, Monster Mash, Goblin Soiree, Vampires Feast, whatever you are calling it this year, it’s going to be a spectacular occasion. Having a really stellar name for your spooky cocktails, simply isn’t enough.  If it doesn’t… Read More Black Vodka and Spooky Spirits for Halloween