The best way to eat oatmeal for breakfast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I’m a breakfast lover! Big breakfasts, brunches, cold cereal, it doesn’t really matter to me. I NEED to have some breakfast in the morning to get my day going. My husband is the opposite. Give him two cups of coffee, and maybe a piece of fruit around 10:30, and he’ll be set until lunchtime. IContinue reading “The best way to eat oatmeal for breakfast, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Holy guacamole! Make perfect guac every time

About the time that I was old enough to start going to dinners at friends’ houses and was old enough to start asking what I should bring to said dinners, I started to get good at making a few key dishes that I could contribute to the party and be reliably duplicated. Though now I’mContinue reading “Holy guacamole! Make perfect guac every time”

Fast, “fancy” appetizers, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Appetizers are one of my favorite things. That is, perhaps, misleading. Appetizers in a restaurant are often, I feel, named incorrectly. For example, if you’re going to plow through 2,000 calories in beer battered cheese curds before your meal (and I’m not judging if this is you!), then you probably shouldn’t call that an “appetizer.”Continue reading “Fast, “fancy” appetizers, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

Low country boil, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Recipe alert! A few weeks back, we made semi-spontaneous dinner plans with a couple of friends. After confirming a mutual time and that we would host at our house, I faced the age-old question, “what’s for dinner.” I proposed three options: pot of soup, roasted chicken, or a mystery pin that I had once savedContinue reading “Low country boil, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

The serving size experiment

Back in the semi-awkward period of self discovery that happened immediately after college graduation, I started running long distances. This culminated in eventually running marathons, and as part of my training, I got very focused on nutrition. When training for a marathon, you obviously need to take in more calories than you would normally, butContinue reading “The serving size experiment”

Eat your veggies! Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon and bleu cheese

My garden became a bit of an experiment in natural selection this year. After leaving it unattended for two and a half weeks while we were in Europe, we returned to a bit of a wild America situation. True, the patch next to the garage used to be overrun with weeds and wild grape vines,Continue reading “Eat your veggies! Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon and bleu cheese”

Kitchen hacks continued…I got a garlic press for my birthday, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Occasionally this blog produces interesting things. I’m far from a social media influencer. In fact, I seem to be stuck at that magic Instagram number where people are following me to get the follow back, and then if/when I do, unfollowing me. And while that’s frustrating, I’m also not pouring a lot of time andContinue reading “Kitchen hacks continued…I got a garlic press for my birthday, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

I’m pretty sure I’m the last person on the planet to use this kitchen hack, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

Scour the internet, and you’ll find a lot of “life hacks.” Some are simple, clever, and/or brilliant. For example, it really does work to hold a matchstick in your teeth when cutting onions to keep yourself from crying. (This life hack went viral after the movie The Help referenced it on the big screen. Consequently, wearing contactContinue reading “I’m pretty sure I’m the last person on the planet to use this kitchen hack, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

A woman who eats: in defense of being hungry, eating food, and liking it!

I am a woman who eats. I like food. I like to cook it. I like to make it look good. I like to serve it to other people. I like to go out to nice restaurants and order good food and savor it with a complex wine. I like to travel places and tryContinue reading “A woman who eats: in defense of being hungry, eating food, and liking it!”