Mediterranean Meditation

Greek flavors are some of my absolute favorite! I love all the creamy, earthy flavors! Growing up there was (still is) this dive in a sketch part of town my dad used to take me to that had some of the best gyros and rival any I’ve had at some “cleaner,” more “polished” places I’ve…

Turkey Talk

What a whirlwind weekend it has been! It went straight into Monday and barely stopped then! Between work and church and an LTC class with the girls (responsible gun ownership begins with me, I say!) and jam-making for some church ladies, I’ve been on go-mode until today. I’ve scarcely had time to make a full…

Salmon in the City

It seems like eons, but it was just a mere seven months ago that we were in Philadelphia for our anniversary. It seems like years ago, we traversed the city without a mask-free care in the world. We had the best time and saw many great sights and ate so much good food! Our favorite…

Easy as Pie

Apple pie is commonly considered the symbol of American wholesomeness and hardiness. (Which is ironic since apples are not native to America whereas blueberries are.) Smooth, flaky pastry enveloping tender, spiced apples swimming in a gooey, sweet pool of syrup just feels so familiar and good! It’s often either topped with a generous scoop of…

Sweeten the Pot

It’s been a minute since I’ve had time to sit down to write again! When we got back from our Pioneer Woman mini-vacation to Oklahoma, we had just a little time to breathe and do laundry before we were back to work and our normal activities full stop. We’ve had few opportunities to try anything…

I Love You Like Biscuits… and Jam!

If you’ve been following my Instagram or Facebook pages at all lately, you know that we recently went on a long weekend getaway to see and experience all that Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman has to offer up in a small town called Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Pawhuska is just over 5hrs from where we live…

Back the Bean

This past “Taco Tuesday” was a little different than the preceding ones. Not only did I make tacos, but I also decided to make something other than rice or chips & salsa to go along with the tacos. The Mr loves him some chips & salsa. If I buy it, he devours (nearly) all of…

Shimmy for the Chimichurri

The first thing I do when I enter any Brazilian steakhouse is scope out the salad bar. Not for the endless options of meats, cheeses, sides, and salads. No, for the condiments. Specifically chimichurri. Brazilian roasted meat just isn’t the same for me without it. It’s like the pesto of South American cuisine. Originating in…

True Grit

The first time I had grits, I was a preteen/teenager staying over at a friend’s house overnight. Her mama made a giant pot of grits for breakfast in the morning for Keturah, me, and her brothers. Up until that point, oatmeal was the only warm bowl of breakfast fare I’d had, but Miss Wanda’s grits,…

Farm Fresh!

Many many people lately are growing edible gardens. Some were planted in response to food freakouts related to ‘Rona, some were planted in response with people being out of work and needing something to occupy their time; these two being dubbed “Covictory Gardens.” This is a play on words combining “Covid” and “Victory” and also…