Grilled Halibut with Cilantro-Lime Compound Butter

Compound butter is nothing complex: it's just butter, mixed with herbs and any seasonings you'd like, used to add flavor to a dish. I was first introduced to it as a child, only we called it "garlic butter" at my house. When Dad grilled steaks out on the back porch, (and even now, I can remember the … [Read More...]

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    This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. It's taken me a long time to feel competent on Twitter, and it never would have crossed my mind when I first began tweeting that one day I might end up a Twitter VIP. But maybe you and … [Read More...]

How To Roast Gourmet Coffee Beans at Home (and Save Money) Video

With the price of gourmet coffee being what it is these days, have you ever wondered how to roast your own coffee beans at home? No? We have. We wanted great coffee, at the lowest price possible, and at the optimum freshness, roasted just the way we like it. Is that asking too much??? We didn’t […]

Cauliflower Side Dish with Pine Nuts, Brown Butter and Lime

This is the most delicious cauliflower side dish I have ever eaten. I hated cauliflower as a kid. Then I found out you could dip it in ranch dressing while it was raw, and I almost couldn’t taste it – which was better, according to how I how felt about cauliflower. As an adult, having […]

Finding Your Own Special Wine Shop, Online

Shopping for a good bottle of wine in a wine shop can be absolutely overwhelming. Even people who’ve been choosing wines for years will tell you that walking into a wine store can be a sensory overload-type experience. I’ve found the very best way to choose a good bottle of wine at my local wine shop […]

Viennese Noodles with Ham, Sour Cream, and Alpine Cheddar

Viennese Noodles with Ham, Sour Cream and Alpine Cheddar is the third in a series of recipes I’ve written on what to do with leftover ham, and the virtue inherent in buying, in particular, a HoneyBaked Ham bone. In this post, I’m also using another of my favorite products, Cabot Cheese’s variety known as Alpine Cheddar. The reason […]

How to Use Leftover Ham: Pasta with Peas, Ham, and Cream

Pasta with Peas, Ham, and Cream is a quick and easy weeknight meal, perfect for when you’ve had a busy day, need to bring dinner together fast, and you happen to have some leftover ham on hand. Easter is coming, and it’s typically a time when a lot of people serve ham, and have some […]

Feijoada: Black Beans and Rice Recipe From Brazil

With the Olympics set in Rio, I can’t help but think back on my own visit to Rio, and remember a recipe for feijoada, a black beans and rice dish that is kind a stew, given to me by my friend from Brazil, Mary Lucy. Feijoada is known as the National Dish of Brazil. Mary […]

Waffles With Chicken Gravy: a Perfect Recipe for Leftover Roast Chicken.

Waffles with Chicken Gravy is NOT your usual chicken and waffles recipe. I’ve had Chicken and Waffles, and while they’re delicious, this is not that recipe. I mean, this IS delicious, but it’s not fried chicken on a waffle with maple syrup. BUT what it is, is one of my go-to recipes for What to Do With […]

Green Beans Gremolata

Green Beans Gremolata , a recipe developed by Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, has become my go-to green bean dish for the holidays. Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, this recipe is a family favorite, and a standout dish beside any protein: whether poultry, beef, or pork.  Why? When company’s coming over, and I’m already making several […]

Mattel Advisory Board: Earn Amazon Gift Codes

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Are you a Mom of a child 3-10 years old? Join other Moms in a private online community to discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood, as well as advise Mattel about their toys and games. Even if you […]

Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

Focaccia with Caramelized Onions is the perfect dish to choose, when soup is on your menu, but you need a little sumpin’-sumpin’ that will stretch that lonely bowl of soup into being more of a meal. It’s also perfect to serve with a salad, if it’s too hot where you live for soup, and you’re […]