I've been cooking since I was a kid. I went to cooking school in Sonoma County after my children started school. I became a caterer and enjoyed being a part of the food and wine scene in the wine country of Sonoma and Napa. I have since retired but enjoy the sharing that food brings to family and friends. My husband is not one to cook but I have a dear friend, Debbie, who shares my passion. Debbie is in my all recipes photo...she's the tall one. We team up in the kitchen with a little wine and music and cook to our hearts content. I absolutely love friends in the kitchen. Recipes I discover are always shared. My son is a fire fighter so my recipes show up at the local fire house often. This recipe site is fantastic and plays a big roll in my over-stuffed recipe collection that I will be passing on to my children and their families.

Fruit Tray with Lemon Dipping Sauce

This is a cool tart and tangy lemon sauce to be served in a pretty bowl on a tray surrounded by clumps of green, red, and purple seedless grapes and fresh strawberries. friends can enjoy dipping their fruit into the tangy sweet sauce at an elegant affair or pool side. Guests spoon some sauce onto their plate and dip to their heart's content. This is a very sweet treat and It's very easy to make. A Microplane really speeds up the job for grating the lemon peel.