Potato and Chorizo Frittata

Potato and Chorizo Frittata

If you would ask me what is my favorite easy go-to dinner, I would have to say a frittata.  Frittatas are so perfect to make up on the fly.  You can reach into your fridge, pull out a little of this and a little of that, some cheese, and some eggs and you are good[Read More…]

Sauvignon Blanc

Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

I know what you’re thinking.  That bottle doesn’t look anything like the wines we usually drink.  Where is the graphic label or the funny name.  Well, we are getting serious here peeps.  Doing it all for my wine review readers and, oh yeah, to help us actually know a little bit about what we are[Read More…]

Cat on snowy front porch

We Got Snow!! Happy Caturday!

Finally we got some snow!!!  You all in the rest of the country have been hogging it all!  It was a beautiful wet snow, perfect for snowmen and snowball fights.  I didn’t do either of those things, but I did run outside even before I had my cup of coffee to grab some photos.  Coco[Read More…]

Apple Pie Panna Cotta

Apple Pie Panna Cotta

When it comes to cooking, I have a few things firmly set in my knowledge base.  Things that I can cook without a recipe, without too much thought.  Most of them are simple main dishes like soups or pastas, my weekly sourdough bread and my everyday granola.  The only dessert that falls into this category[Read More…]

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

I read Alan Bradley’s first Flavia de Luce novel, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie as an advanced reader copy.  I loved it.  Flavia de Luce was a precocious sleuth with a penchant for science and mystery solving.   I found the book entertaining and amusing.    I immediately read the second novel,[Read More…]

Homemade Hazelnut Liqueur

Homemade Hazelnut Liqueur

I chuckled to myself when I looked around my kitchen this morning.  Sitting on the counter were bottles of homemade limoncello, homemade chocolate liqueur and some rumtopf.   I thought, “Well, everyone needs a hobby!”  I personally think a hobby that has you end with a bottle of yummy infused liqueur that you made yourself[Read More…]

Pileated woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker for Garden Tuesday

We get a lot of downy woodpeckers on our suet, but we rarely see the big guys, the pileated woodpeckers.  So, when we do, I go a little overboard with the photos.  These were shot through my kitchen window with not the best of zooms, but still it was a pileated woodpecker! To give you[Read More…]

Lobster Fra Diavolo

Linguine Lobster Fra Diavolo

I remember when lobster used to be the big treat on a restaurants menu.  You had two fancy choices, steak or lobster.  There was no quinoa crusted salmon over a lentil avocado salad or grilled radicchio topped with a maple bourbon bacon fried trout.  There was steak and lobster and if it was a fancy Italian place you[Read More…]

Bood Orange Margaritas

Blood Orange Margarita for National Margarita Day!!

When Heather, at Girlichef, reminded me that today was National Margarita Day, I knew I was on-board with all kinds of celebrating!  Since I had just returned from the grocery store with a bag of luscious blood oranges, I knew what was on the list.  I wanted something that would showcase all the lovely deep[Read More…]

Calico cat

Things Cats Like to Do | Link up for Happy Caturday!

Find the sunshine no matter how small. Find a much better bed than the one you bought for $24.95. Make sure your placemat is nice and warm for your dinner. Please join me for Happy Caturday.