Perfectly Moist Jalapeño Cornbread

It was my very first time and boy was it spicy! I’m talking about making cornbread here people. I can’t believe it has taken me nearly three decades to make my first cornbread. However when the opportunity arose (a chili cook-off) I knew just what I wanted to make, I just needed to find the... Continue Reading →


Excuses vs. Progress

I have an announcement to make: I got a personal trainer! Yep! That is right! I had long decided that I wanted to get my body back into optimum health. But there were always excuses. Not enough time, not enough money for training, I'm too tired, or there is too much on my plate. Well,... Continue Reading →

Salted Rosemary Caramels

Please forgive me, I have to toot my own horn here for a minute: This year, as a holiday gift to my friends, family, (and myself,) I made caramels. Not just any caramels, no, I made salted rosemary caramels. And let me tell you, they were delicious! OK, let's just strait to the recipe, things you will... Continue Reading →

Perfect Pesto

I don't think I have told you how much I LOVE Farmers Market in the summer. Fruits, vegetables, cheeses, flowers and herbs all there at me fingers tips just screaming "pick me!" I am like a kid in a candy shop when I go to Farmer's Market. Farmers Market is the perfect place for me... Continue Reading →

Simple Peach Pastry

What better way to start off this blog than with a simple breakfast pastry perfect for the season. This is perfect for those peaches that are a little past their prime, but and peach will do. Simple Peach Pastry: 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry Dough (or homemade if you have the time) 2 Ripe to Over Ripe... Continue Reading →

Intro to Change the Mode

My name is Monica De Angelis. I am the founder of MoDe, a creative solutions company consisting of… well, me. will be a place of inspiration, creation, construction and destruction, success and failure. I start this blog at the beginning of a new chapter for me as a means to bridge the creative gap... Continue Reading →

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