Summertime and grilling go hand in hand. I love grilled food and find it so helpful as the cook, to be able to delegate parts of the meal to another person at an outdoor kitchen (instead of trying to share another burner or countertop). I also think it can be a great bringer-together of people, when grilling … Continue reading Grilling Tips with Grill Master Rich
It's summertime and that means I start piling books in a stack for Summer Reading. I rarely make it through them all, being the slow reader that I am and having the busy home that I have. But I make the stack, nevertheless, with high hopes and grand ambitions of reading my way through these books … Continue reading Summertime Rituals: Book-Reading & Salad-Eating
My friend, Lindsey found this recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod blog. She shared the recipe with our friend, Gretchen and me. Gretchen made it before I did and served it to our family and we fell in love. And we weren't the only ones they shared it with. We welcomed a large batch … Continue reading The Amazing Browned Butter Pasta
When I told Dave that I wanted to post about Cheese Straws, he asked, "Are you sure you haven't posted on that before?" I said, "Yes, I'm sure I haven't". He said, "But you love them! They are delicious, a classic, and you've made them for years! Are you sure?" I said, "I know! I'm … Continue reading Cheese Straws
When our family has the opportunity to go to an Asian restaurant that serves a traditional ginger house salad, everyone wants to order one. It’s so basic and yet so refreshingly tasty: chilled bowl, crisp lettuce, and tangy dressing. YUM! So, last week after we ate at Koi and everyone devoured their salad, I determined … Continue reading Asian House Ginger Salad
I have a tradition for my birthday to watch You've Got Mail sometime during my birthday week. It's one of my favorite feel-good movies and I started the tradition about 10 years ago of watching it as a birthday gift to myself. I love the entire cast, the sets, Meg Ryan's wardrobe, the great quotes, the Shop-Around-the-Corner … Continue reading Marshmallow Party Popcorn!
I was in New Orleans for a conference a few weeks ago and ate at this snazzy restaurant for breakfast. My colleague, Jenny, and I were in search for a coffee shop kind of a breakfast spot with Oatmeal, or Yogurt/Granola, good coffee and a nice, peaceful space to start our day. I Yelped around … Continue reading the Best-of-Both-Breakfasts: Oatmeal meets Parfait