Pumpkin Focaccia with Gruyere and Walnuts


                            One of these days on an episode of the Walking Dead…………                           They will find a whole truck of pumpkin puree and all of their problems will be solved.  … [Read More]

Idaho Potatoes Rule


I’m kind of a big deal in Idaho. You read that correctly. Since I just won part of a photo competition for Idaho potatoes. I worked verrrrrrrrry hard eating all those carbs. So did Joe. So did the buttons on our pants. So, if you find yourself in Idaho, it’s OK to name drop. It’s my… [Read More]

Tomato and Goat Cheese Scones


It’s a lazy day at the dog park. Not for Grendel, who is running around like he just escaped from prison. But we don’t mind. Grendel is a 70 pound pit bull. We like it when he’s tired. Reeeeeally tired. All of Grendel’s friends are here. Lulu, Finley and Razzle. And Clive. Hi, Clive. Tearing him away… [Read More]

The Perfect Bloody Mary


We took Joe’s mom Nancy to the St. Regis this week for high tea. We’re so fancy. They have a lovely tea service. But the St.Regis is also known for something else. The Old King Cole bar …which is the birthplace of the Bloody Mary. In those days, no one liked the name “Bloody Mary”… [Read More]

Zucchini Butter


We were thrilled to be able to attend this year’s Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. But more excited to be able to attend the private brunch at Marble House before the event with dazzling French winemaker Sacha Lichine.  Who makes the most amazing wine we have ever tasted. Incidentally look how comfy Joe is starting… [Read More]

Peaches with Cava


There’s something unnatural about fruit desserts. It’s like watching Toddler’s and Tiara’s. There’s something about it that’s just not quite right. But if you add some wine, it makes it all better. Suddenly realizing why I never became a school teacher. But at least I’m not a pageant mom. Cava with Peaches Author: Cooking Light… [Read More]

Breaded Avocado Bites with Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce


                            On any given Sunday….                             We are antiquing, fruit picking or at Bed Bath and Beyond.                        … [Read More]

Zucchini Chips


                            When Lay’s started making flavored chips like Cappucino and Chicken and Waffles, I thought it may be time to give up the salty snack dream.                             Rest assured,… [Read More]

Grilled Romaine with Bacon Dressing and Blue Cheese


Grilling a salad? What the fork? Yup, it tastes great. Which proves you can put just about anything on the grill and make it taste good. One word of caution. Does not work with dead houseplants. Don’t ask me how I know.     Grilled Romaine with Bacon and Blue Cheese Author: Saveur Ingredients 6 strips… [Read More]

Curry Mac and Cheese


Hypothetically, if I were to murder the woman in front of me at Duane Reade…. With the Prada bag……….. And a demonic Cavalier King Charles Spaniel tucked inside …. Who is literally asking for a discount on an open roll of paper towels……….. And is proceeding to count out 3 dollars in pennies and nickels………  … [Read More]