I love wine. The smell, the taste, the way it lingers on your tongue. And it’s no secret that I am a red wine girl. I always have been, which I owe entirely to one set of host parents that I had when I was an exchange student to The Netherlands. Every year they would plan a pilgrimage to … Continue reading vee-on-YAY!
It was from my Granny that I learned my love of food. Her bread–baked fresh regularly–was amazing. We lived down the road, I swear I could smell it baking and would rush over to Granny’s house. When it came out of the oven, she’d slice it, slather it with butter, and OMG, it was divine. … Continue reading Granny’s Gumbo
As previously mentioned, I grew up smack dab in the middle of Texas miles and miles from anything you’ve probably ever heard of, such as Austin or San Antonio. In my tiny little town, everyone knows you and your family all too well. For those of you not having the fortune of growing up in … Continue reading Have Fun! Use Condoms!
Nothing says “Sunday” like sleeping in and brunch. My favorite brunch items that I love to make are french toast and biscuits & gravy (which I can’t talk about right now or I’ll want to make it and I don’t have sausage for my gravy…and you CANNOT have biscuits & gravy without the sausage gravy!) … Continue reading Sunday Brunch
Okay, so don’t start writing in and defending mac & cheese. It’s delicious and oooey & gooey and, quite frankly, sometimes that & a bottle of wine are THE best way to spend a Friday night (oh c’mon, we’ve all been there)! BUT… When you want something a bit more, uhhh grown-up, then my dear friends, expand your … Continue reading Risotto: The New Mac & Cheese!
This recipe comes from Martha Stewart. She created them as an appetizer. I love, LOVE, LOOOOOVE avocados so much, I just use a bigger piece of toast and a bit–okay a LOT–more avocado and voila! Lunch….or dinner…or 2nd breakfast! Tomato-Avocado Toasts 1 avocado, peel & mashed and seasoned with sea salt & freshly ground pepper … Continue reading Light Lunch…Or Dinner…or Whenever
Call me biased (but I’m not wrong!), Texas has THE best BBQ on the planet. Sure, you can go to other places that like to brag about their BBQ-making abilities and you can find really good BBQ, but it’s just not the same. I could probably fill an entire blog with every place in the … Continue reading BBQ–The Stuff Legends Are Made Of!
Olives. One of the healthiest foods on the planet–their oil is touted as a miracle worker. I have never been a big fan. Ever. Except maaaaybe when they were marinating in gin or vodka. And then only occasionally. Then it happened. A trip to Turkey and Greece, where every meal–including breakfast!–included olives. Of all … Continue reading Olive You.
One of the most important epicurean things you can know about me is that I have a love affair with oysters. Raw. Oysters. Keep your “eeeeuuuwww-ing” and “gross-ing” to a minimum and where I can’t hear you. I love them. And true love lasts a life time. Of course, growing up smack dab in the … Continue reading The Unpredictability of Love…