Had a few lovely ladies over last night for drinks, apps, and “Bad Moms.” Not that we watched much of the movie between gabbing about the greats eats and drinks we made and other girl talk! We made some good stuff… of course it kicked off with a seasonal cocktail! The Cider-Tini, which I made … More Girls Night! And Pomegranates
Eat and drink around the world without actually needing a passport! A few friends who know that I live for good food and drink recommended that while I’m in Florida, I check out the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which takes place in the fall from mid-September to mid-November. Perfect timing for my family … More Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
We did the do – Orlando. This time, less Disney, more 4D. As in Universal – these 4D rides are perfect for a group of all ages. The kids ranged from 6-12 and the adults, well, a little bit older. And we picked the perfect time to go. I was afraid to question why we … More Eat, Drink and Go Through Orlando: Universal Studios, Great Eats and Drinks, and a Great Hotel!
Champagne problem, as defined by example: When you need a little wine to cook with and have nothing but a great bottle open and no shwag (sp?) on hand, that’s a champagne problem. Used in a sentence: When your problems are champagne problems, you should feel blessed. And I do. Anyhoo, I needed just a … More Another Champagne Problem…
Small drinks? What, you say? Well, on a Wednesday evening when you can’t decide between whether to have a martini or open a bottle of wine and finally decide to have both, the martini should be small…er than usual. Just my opinion, of course. But the theme goes well with small plates. With smaller bites … More Small Plates, Small Drinks…
Eggplant is not something I liked until I tried it prepared in a way that changed my mind. And then I made my own take on it in my kitchen. I think such can be said of a lot of foods when you think you don’t like something but maybe you just haven’t tried it … More Stuffed Eggplant, Fancy Orzo, Wonderful Wine!
We had two days to spend in northern California before heading up to our departure port for a cruise to Alaska. What better way to spend it then with the vines? Day One: We left San Fran over the Golden Gate Bridge. Still exciting no matter how many times I’ve seen it. It’s such an … More Wine Country Quickie
I generally make a protein and a veg combo for dinner. No starch, no carb. That’s what the glass is for! A good friend told me recently that to keep trim, you can either eat OR drink. Yup! Ok, but within reason. Carbs are delicious and I don’t shun them altogether, I just try to … More Save Carbs for the Glass!
I was inspired by the vanilla poached shrimp I had the other night, so I thought I’d try to make a version of it myself at home. Overall, pretty delicious. True to the original? No, not really. But it was still a great flavor profile to “vanillafy” the shrimp! Thanks Jackson 20! I started with … More Vanilla Shrimp…
I’ve been so excited to try out the samples and ideas I got from the Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC that I’ve been gushing about the last couple weeks. And last night, I tried one of the most intriguing innovations in cocktails that I learned about at the show – Cocktail Aromatics by Alice … More Drinking Birthday Cake!