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
I love lemon – it is such a versatile flavor. It can be sweet or savory, it works in foods and drinks, and I always embrace the life saying about life throwing you lemons. It gives you such a much better take on things; focuses me on making the best of every situation. I really … More Lemon Theme Dinner
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!
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…
Adjusting to cooking in another kitchen isn’t too tough if you have all the best ingredients and the basic essentials, but coming home to my kitchen is like a family reunion. All my tools are waiting for me. All the spices are in their perfect places according to my specifications. The choices of oils abound. … More Back in My Kitchen…
I love popcorn. I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite snack. I am never too full for it, its crunch makes me think of so many things, from movies to people to my dogs I’ve shared it with. It soothes me. Is it weird to have an emotional attachment to popcorn? And how my love of … More Popcorn
Spaghetti squash is so great, I don’t know why I only realized this a few months ago. It can pair with practically anything and you can cook it the long way by roasting or the 30-min meal way by nuking. Pretend it’s pasta, rice, or whatever you need to if you can’t believe it’s just … More The Versatile Spaghetti Squash
So tonight I had no idea what to make for dinner, and I pondered such during a nice after work run. I love thinking about food. Hmm… I knew I’d be inspired as soon as I opened the fridge and my prediction did not disappoint. Leftover crab meat. What to do with leftover crab meat? … More Crab-stuffed Campari Tomato and Sauv Blanc
Probably my favorite kind of dinner to put together on a Friday night is just an array of appetizers! And, of course, paired with a fancy cocktail! Last night’s drink was a pomegranate martini – vodka, triple sec and POM with a couple frozen blueberries floating about. Yum!! And potent! For the apps, I did … More Cocktails and apps!