Sweet Victory

74 years ago yesterday, the Soviet government announced victory in Russia over the Nazi regime. This era in history is one of my favorites for the fashion and the strength of character and the patriotic spirit, but I am yet grateful for the victory won over tyranny and hate. Continuing to learn about the homefront…

Guac Me, Baby, One More Time!

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how we had tried a couple of new recipes in which to bury our tortilla chips. The roasted, smoky salsa from Food Network Magazine was great; but so was the new spin on guacamole we tested! If you’ve been following along, by now you know I’m always game to try…

¬°Fiesta!

The start of May marks Cinco de Mayo and the start of the Summer itch. Students are eager to break free from their studies and families are ready to take time off for vacations… The sun rises earlier and sets later… In my house, we’re ready to use more fresh veggies and lighter fare all-around….

Viva Italia!

Like Alex Guarnaschelli, I didn’t grown up with an Italian grandma to learn recipes from; but unlike Alex, I don’t have an Italian grandma at all. I’m not sure there’s even Italian anywhere in my family… I did however grow up with an affinity for Italian food. Olive Garden was my jam when I was…

Talk Derby to Me!

It’s Derby Day! The big hats are out, all the mint in the US is harvested and shipped to Kentucky for their world-famous Juleps, and the food served is some of the best in the South! It’s definitely a bucket list experience of mine to get all dressed up, don the big hat, and attend…

So Fresh – So Quinoa

A dear lady in the church recently underwent hip surgery, so doing what I do, I of course volunteered to take a meal to her and her husband. This particular church lady I knew was health-conscious and didn’t shy away from more “crunchy” ingredients. I knew I could get away with something a little different…