Grocery shopping is something I normally love to do – perusing the selections, picking out the perfect produce, selecting the exact cut of meat, contemplating what to make with them, and just being immersed in foods and ideas. But lately it’s been tough. It’s anxiety-ridden, it’s different, and nothing about it feels good since the … More Fine Dining In: Seared Duck Breast
If you’re like me, you love cooking, creating, and playing in the kitchen. But if you’re feeling like I’m feeling these days while staying safe at home, it’s tough coming up with new ideas every night after this much time. So I was recently craving sushi and remembered my mom and I used to make … More Sushi Made at Home!
I have been incredibly derelict in my blogging about cooking, drinking, and otherwise surviving COVID, though I have been putting up a lot of captioned pics on Instagram, so hopefully you check me out on there too. I’ve made many good dishes, some great cocktails, and remain committed to eating and drinking well during this … More Cooking through Quarantine – a satisfying Thai peanut stir fry!
Bacon on its own is great, but I like to doctor it up a little sometimes. This will be short and sweet cause of how easy it is! I got some bacon strips (good thick center cut) laid out on a cooking rack to bake in the oven. Put foil underneath the rack to catch … More Date Glazed Bacon and Avocado Salsa Eggs
I won’t say it’s been a while, cause you already know that!! I’m sorry, please forgive me! Things have been so busy and I miss you too. So I wanted to tell you about my newest kitchen gadget! I bought a smoker box to make things smokey in minutes – it’s so cool!! Walked into … More The Smoking Box – A Smoked Cocktail!
I just realized that I forgot to post about my New Years Eve dinner, but that’s ok because it’s not until today that everyone goes back to work, right? I didn’t want to just skip over it because I had to tell you about the lobster tails! I decided on the traditional fancy dinner of … More NYE Dinner (a little late)
We didn’t have much planned for Christmas Eve, just good food, maybe some movies, and definitely plenty of chit chat. So when I went to Wegmans to pick out the variables to play with, there wasn’t much of a plan. Except to do small plates of great tastes (since I could not make a decision!), … More Deliciousness From Christmas Eve Dinner through Christmas Breakfast!
I just realized I wrote about this great spot on TripAdvisor and forgot to write about it for you here!! I’m sorry! Well, this romantic, peaceful, luxurious retreat was a great place for a girls weekend a couple weekends ago! It was a little cold to enjoy all the beauty of the property outside, but … More The Inn at Perry Cabin and Midnight Madness in St. Michaels, MD
I am happy to give away tricks of the trade when it comes to food and drink, hence the blog, but really to tell folks how easy it is to create delicious dishes on your own. Last night, my short ribs were so easy, breezy, and amazing. I started with a nice pack of boneless … More Super Simple Braised Short Ribs
Two things made dinner (and several lunches to come) easy last night: the Instapot and the concept of stew. Stew has no rules that I’m aware of, just put ingredients together and let it, quite literally, stew. I was on my annual turkey hunt to score for the big day (no I don’t shoot anything, … More Beef Stew in the Instapot