Went with the classic surf and turf for dinner last night, steak and lobster! I’m sure a lot of people ended up making their Valentine’s dinner at home this year since going out is a bit challenging, but I truly enjoy making special meals like this. I thought about it all day and was excited … More Valentine’s Dinner: Surf and Turf
About 2500 miles turned on my new RV’s odometer during our road trip from Maryland to the southernmost point of the US in Key West, Florida. And oh what a time it was!! So much more about the journey than the destination. During a time when travel is so limited by the global pandemic, we … More RV-ing it to Florida!
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 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
Yes I’ve written about Las Vegas trips before, but I’m gonna keep doing it because every time is different and every trip is uniquely fabulous!! The main purpose of this trip was to see Lady Gaga in her residency at the Park MGM for two concerts. We went in style!! Stayed at the Aria Sky … More Lux Vegas!
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
This version was very light compared to others I’ve made. I believe I blogged about stuffed Eggplant before with ground lamb or turkey in the filling, if you’re looking for something richer. But this was a lovely, light Italian dish that left room for a delicious bowl of Truffle cocoa popcorn for dessert! I went … More Stuffed Eggplant (and Popcorn for Dessert!)
I don’t remember my first. I remember several special ones along the way. And although they’ve all got their slight nuances depending on their maker, the dirty martini is my favorite cocktail. I’m not alone in my affection for this oddity – olive juice in a beverage? Some would say gross. Others say yes!! I’ve … More The Dirty Martini
I’ve been off the grid for a little bit (getting over a bug so haven’t been doing much fancy cooking), so I thought I’d just blog about something simple today. Champagne. I often focus more on the “eat” part of my blog and I’ve written plenty about drinks in context, but I wanted to just … More The Bubbly! Champagne, Prosecco, bubbles and babbles.
I realized this is going to need to be broken into at least two parts, as my usual 30-minute writing block was no where near sufficient to cover a Vegas weekend. Sorry I’ve been out a little, I was getting ready for and then busy doing Vegas. I’ve done Vegas many times and in many … More Vegas 2017: Part One