Celebrity Mac & Cheese Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe

Back in 2011, I was thrilled to receive approval from Grand Central Publishing to share Gwyneth Paltrow’s delish macaroni & cheese recipe.  This comes from her amazing cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter” that is sold on her GOOP website and other online retailers.  The recipe works great for a Thanksgiving side dish.  Everyone I know loves […]

Thanksgiving Favorite Pumpkin Dessert-My Family’s Pumpkin Supreme

I share this Pumpkin Supreme recipe every November and every year my blog readers and morning show viewers tell me that they love it!  A bit different from pumpkin pie, this sweet treat will have you going in for seconds.  With a light whipped topping over a pumpkin and cream cheese layer that lays on […]

4th of July Pet Safety Tips

Staying home this 4th of July to help curb the Covid19 spread will also make your furry family members happy.  The noise from the fireworks that come with this holiday send many pets running for cover.  Your presence will soothe them and lessen the stress that your precious pooch or kitty cat may experience every […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Christmas is next week!  Are you ready?  Don’t forget about my favorite part of Christmas morning, the stockings.  Here are some festive and fun suggestions to help you stuff those stockings.  I showed this cool stuff in my Your Life Arizona morning show segment today. For Her *More Than Magic Macaroon Bath Bomb Set ($5 […]

Rachel Recommends – Give This Recipe A Try For Twist On Traditional Pumpkin Pie

It’s not pumpkin pie.  Something a little sweeter, and better, in my festive holiday opinion!  With tasty ingredients like pumpkin, whipped cream, cream cheese, vanilla pudding, cinnamon and more, this one is a crowd pleaser! Thanks to my sweet sister-in-law, Stephanie Harris, this yum yum has become my longtime favorite pleasing pumpkin decadent dessert.  I […]

Rachel Recommends – My Favorite Thanksgiving Quick Tip!

My favorite festive Thanksgiving Day quick tip ever is so good it’s like butter!  Plus, this will definitely butter up your Turkey Day guests, too.  What am I talking about?  The best buttery butter you can put out on your Thanksgiving Day table because this butter is perfectly shaped like a perfect turkey.  Love this.  […]

Creative & Cool Holiday Gift Ideas

Excited to share my recent video segment on the Your Life Arizona morning show because these ideas include some that give back to a variety of charitable organizations and some are also earth-friendly.  Also included is a cool and cultural cooking gift idea for kids plus lots more for all ages.  Take a look and […]

Unique Gift Ideas For All Ages

How did November get here so fast?  Time to holiday shop so here are some unique gift ideas to get you started.  Let’s help Santa get his list done early this year! For The Holiday Season Lover For the folks who stay in the holiday spirit year-round.  You know who they are…those pals of yours […]

Yummy Autumn Sangria Recipe

Whip up a pitcher of this for your Halloween party or autumn get together.  This recipe is perfect for fall and tasty for your October gatherings.  This Autumn Sangria recipe is the perfect combo of not-too-sweet with a little spice.  I recently served this to my gal pals and they asked for seconds…and thirds.  Everyone […]

Everything’s Coming Up Pumpkin!

Everything’s coming up pumpkin now that October has arrived!  I love pumpkin season.  Today I celebrate this fall seasonal delight with favorite pumpkin treats, some pumpkin beauty treatments and even a delish pumpkin cocktail.  Take a look at what I showed in my 3TV Your Life Arizona morning show segment this week and celebrate the […]

Perfect Party Festive Fall Food That You Have To Know About

Everyone at the party wanted to know about my fun fall themed appetizer.  It wasn’t the dip they were interested in.  They had all had the Cowboy Caviar Dip before.  The dip was just fine, but all eyes were on the tasty tortilla chips that accompanied the dip. I was asked repeatedly, “did you make […]

Dad’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is coming right up on June 16th!  Here are some great gift picks for Dad’s Day that I showed on the Your Life Arizona morning show.   Take a look… Gentleman Start Your Ovens/Grill Gift Ideas The ideas below, for the dad who loves to cook, can be given separately or put a […]

Holiday Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe

Top your holiday desserts with this festive red and green topped homemade vanilla bean ice cream!  Your holiday guests will love it!  Who says ice cream is just for summer?  If you own an ice cream maker, this recipe is for you.  Your holiday guests will cheer when they see that ice cream is near, […]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is next week!  If Santa needs a little help with stuffing stockings, I’ve found some unique and fun ideas for all on your list.  I showed this fun array of ideas today on my Your Life Arizona morning show. Take a look… I recently heard about a unique boutique called In The Pink, located […]

My Favorite Family Passed Down Holiday Dessert Recipe

My favorite family passed down recipe is called Pumpkin Supreme.  I have renamed it Pleasing Pumpkin Supreme.  The first time I tried my sister-in-law’s festive pumpkin dessert many Christmas Eves ago, my taste buds lit up like a Christmas tree.  Different from pumpkin pie with a sweeter and more decadent twist, this stuff is deeelish!  […]