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Coming to terms with my food snobbery…

It seems I’ve been put in my place by none other than my very own daughter. And on my 45th birthday of all days! Ha! That’ll teach me to let my husband plan my special day. Hehe…all kidding aside I am delighted to tell you about the wonderful birthday I had and how I had to … Continue reading

Ding ding ding…we have our winners!!

Photo credit: gigaweb I’d like to thank all of you for entering my giveaway and for all the well wishes on my blogiversary. It was a great year and I hope to have many more. So without further ado: Winner of Beyond the Pasta is #30- Rochael! Winner of the California Olive Ranch Olive oil is … Continue reading

Good Food = Memories

I’m amazed at the amount of  memories a food or smell can bring to the forefront of my mind. Take these figs.  Photo credit: Nutsonline.com They are a simple, sweet-tasting  fruit, but over this past weekend I bought a bag of dried figs because I haven’t had any luck buying fresh figs. I’ve been wanting to try a fresh … Continue reading

Post #100!! Celebrate with me!!!

Thanks to all of my dedicated readers, I could not have done it without you! Well I would, but not with the gusto I give it. I might not write as much. I might not be cooking as much. Writing this blog inspires and motivates me to do what I love and write about it. It … Continue reading

My other talent-no longer hidden

My friend Julie asked me to post some pictures of my other talent-sewing. I make purses, totes and other items. I’ve been doing that for almost 2 years. I am mostly self-taught at sewing like my cooking. About 2 years ago I was shopping for a new purse and just could not find what I … Continue reading