Take that June Cleaver! I’m making SCRAMBLED EGGS for dinner… Thumbnail

That's right we are having SCRAMBLED EGGS for dinner.  Take that June Cleaver! You see June, I've been at work all day,  I forgot to go the grocery store, and the "people",  they keep  texting me , "WHAT'S FOR DINNER"? June, let's be reasonable here.   I got up at 4:30 this morning, went to the gym, made lunches, fed the dogs, threw in a […] Read More

Inspiration is a funny thing.  I've heard of bloggers who have weeks of recipes stored up in a queue, that's not me.. I never know what I'm going to blog about until just days before. Inspiration cannot be planned, it just happens when you least expect it, at least that's how it is for me.  I find inspiration in a plate, a piece of fabric, a trip […] Read More

Lemon Thyme Mashed Potatoes and Chicken Mushroom Marsala Thumbnail

If you were stranded on a dessert island and all you could have to eat would be one thing, what would it be?  My answer every time... potatoes.  Not that I get asked that on a daily basis but it is something I ask others, in other words, what is your favorite food?  Let's face it, there are so many potato recipes out there you […] Read More

Cinnamon, cloves, apples, squash, caramel corn, pumpkins, stews, chili, sage, rosemary, roasts, braised short ribs and simmering veal stock- the flavors of Fall are intoxicating and nostalgic. I surrendered this week; threw in the white "dish towel" and said goodbye to Summer.  I'm jumping in feet first into the stock pot, and I'm ready for some hearty slow cooked comfort food; bubbling soups and slow braises.  I bought my […] Read More

Pondering a perfect pork chop.  To brine or not to brine?  The answer is simple... yes. The better question is why wouldn't you brine? And lastly the question that many of you are asking, "Huh? what's a brine, and why should I use one...and on what?".  In the most basic form a brine is wet marinade used on meat, pork, and poultry.  Why would you […] Read More