I hope you had a wonderful summer! Mine was busy and fun and busy. Did I mention busy? I feel like I’m always busy, but I just like to try and do everything, you know? Not really a “FOMO” thing, just that I want to make every day count. And every meal count! I’m a … More Bountiful Basil! Lemon Basil Chicken with Roasted Parmesan Corn and Broccolini
I love love love pasta, but I know I can’t always eat it if I want to stay carb conscious, so I also enjoy a great substitute. Spaghetti squash is a good one, been doing that a while. And yes, you can also do zoodles with zucchini, of course, we do that a good bit … More Summer Squash Tagliatelle
Nothing like citrus-y, seafood-y dinner ideas to make me better able to handle the heat of summer! (Notice I’m not making excuses about how long it has been since my last blog post!). I had some hand-picked crabmeat to play with yesterday after our weekend crab feast and some good fresh ingredients to go along … More Summertime Dinner: Crabcakes with Mango Sauce
Yes, I know you can grill year round and I used to do that kinda thing more often, but something about the warm weather just makes me the grill come out easier for me these days!! I had a a couple good lookin Bison steaks ready for the fire and was itching to try out … More It’s Grillin Season!
This is a short blog, and my apologies for this brevity and for how out of touch I have been with my writing. So busy – believe me, if this could be my full time gig, I’d write a whole lot more! Anyways, the Mother’s Day celebrating we did this weekend was fabulous and included … More Mother’s Day Lobster Martinis!!
Sorry it took so long to get Part 2 up, but boy does time fly when you’re livin life!! So last time I told you about our wonderful resort and the maxin’ chillaxin’ we did there. Now for the adventures! We checked out the local activity shack (several of these along the beach to book … More One Happy Island…Aruba: Part 2
What a perfect slogan for this Caribbean island just off the coast of South America. As part of the Dutch territories, its embrace is as warm as the sun, the water is an inviting pale green and a refreshingly cool bath, and the breeze is sweet as the rum punch! My first trip to Aruba … More One Happy Island…Aruba: Part 1
I made a very last minute call, while doing my Sunday grocery, shopping to make some corned beef and cabbage, in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Cause everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s day, right? I wanted to do it from scratch, though there were plenty of ready to make kits, having never tried … More Happy St. Patty’s Day! Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage
I’ve mentioned plenty of times that the right ingredients are everything to good cooking. I love a good rub on my meat to start things off, and so I started my chicken leg quarters (thigh and drumstick) with just that. Charcrust makes several dry rub blends, I’ve tried a few and have never been disappointed. … More Easy Roasted Chicken Quarters
I had an idea for braised short ribs where I would use both a stout and some whiskey for the braising liquid cause why not? I enjoy my bourbon barrel aged stout beers for drinking, and while I don’t like drinking bourbon solo, it adds a great flavor to things. So put it in my … More Slow Cookin’ Some Short Ribs