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
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!
For a quaint little weekend getaway, B&B style, you’ll find it here on Solomon’s Island. My husband wanted to whisk me away for our anniversary this year, but my schedule this summer didn’t really comport with the whisking idea. However, we delayed the celebration to a lovely fall weekend, and everything fell right into place. … More Solomon’s Island Maryland
New to me, but not new to market, is the Instapot. I haven’t tried much with it, but what I have tried has been great!! The pressure cooker – when you don’t have time for a 3-4 hour braise, it’s right on. I have had great success with pulled pork in here and decided to … More Instapot: Red Wine Short Ribs
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