Aug 19

It’s hard to look at my blog, something I nurtured, loved and developed a following only to realize I’ve abandoned it for two years.  Do I have a list of excuses?  Of course, but none of them matter.  The blog is sadly a metaphor for most aspects of my life for the last two years. […]

May 12

I’m back!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been on hiatus for a few weeks as I took a cooking class and my work world changed a lot requiring more of my attention, but this dish was so tasty and I was so impressed with myself I had to post. First let me come clean, I’m NOT a fan of […]

Jan 12

This photo landed me my first number 1 slot on FoodBuzz — thanks to my loving husband.  The first attempt at this recipe was the most photogenic.  But I needed to make it a few times and tweak the recipe before I was ready to post it.  My family are troopers (or they just like […]

Nov 12

Apparently, if you are a teenager, yes. Before Tyler (17) moved in with us he told me he wanted to cook his “special” burgers for Bill and I.  We had extensive conversations about how much he liked making burgers.  Being new to the stepmom thing and especially new to the teenage boy thing.  I decided […]

Nov 11

About two years ago I was in the Le Creuset outlet with my family looking at this exact Swissmar Raclette with the granite top and seriously pondering purchasing it.  I remember it being priced at close to $200 and it was right after Christmas so even though I wanted it, I was hemming and hawing.  […]

Oct 29

Chilaquiles is a Mexican comfort food dish, occasionally even a hangover cure, and sometimes a way to use up leftovers.  I LOVE IT!  I intentionally chose an soft focus photo because casseroles are inherently out of focus — which is part of their attraction. I posted a recipe for chilaquiles back in April.  For that […]

Oct 12

First and foremost before anyone thinks I have developed mad food photography skills, this picture is lifted — or borrowed from Williams Sonoma.  I feel fine about this because it links back to their Steak au Poivre Sauce. Williams Sonoma has been offering free cooking classes every Sunday.  I went to a couple of them […]

Oct 5

This dinner started with chicken that I had to cook because it had been hanging out in the fridge for a couple days.  I had some spinach I wanted to use and I had bought Fava Beans which I’ve never cooked before.  I poked around looking for an exciting Chicken recipe (and yes! There is […]

Sep 22

There are as many recipes for Boeuf Daube as there are for meatloaf.  This is comfort food at it’s best.  All the flavors meld together the meat melts in your mouth and the noodles absorb the sauce.   I looked at several French Cookbooks and took elements from many of them to create my version of […]

Aug 23

Like all of us, I try to make healthy food choices.  I don’t eat junk food,  I select fresh local ingredients over frozen or processed food.  My eating destinations are locally owned and operated restaurants.  I’d NEVER even think to go to a Harley Davidson dealership for a lunch … In fact I didn’t even […]

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