A Communal Table
Lavender French 75
To wrap up my provencal themed menu of Quick Mussels with Garlic Herb Butter I give you the Lavender French 75. Light and floral, it’s a refreshing way to kick off Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer season. Given the French 75’s association with World War 1 and my provencal themed ...
Quick Mussels with Garlic Herb Butter
Aaannnddd…. here is the recipe I promised – Quick Mussels with Garlic Herb Butter. How quick? 15 minutes from prep to table. You can’t even do drive thru that fast… and these Quick Mussels with Garlic Herb Butter are so much better. So much better that after shooting this, I managed to polish off
Cheese and Herb Quick Bread
This Cheese and Herb Quick Bread or cake sale´ is the french answer to the “cracker” component of “cheese and crackers”. A truly brilliant concept IMO. But more on that in a minute. I was first introduced to these quick breads on a trip through Provence – where “living simply well” is truly an ...
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Yes, I know this isn’t really a holiday – more just an excuse to drink margaritas (in this case a Tamarind Margarita – and chow down on tacos, salsa and guacamole. But I am definitely celebrating. After 2 plus months of illness, slab leaks, major repairs, more illness, ...
A Signature Moment with Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions
One of the things I love most about writing this blog is sharing what I learn and what I love with all of you. Recently, I had the privilege of spending a day in a beautiful Los Angeles home with 24 other bloggers, learning about Albertsons’ new Signature brand -which includes over 4,000 ...
Wedge Salad with Creamy Beet Dressing
I have a love/hate relationship with wedge salads – well, except for this Wedge Salad with Creamy Beet Dressing – but I’ll get to that in a bit. On the “love” side we’ve got that amazing combination of cold, crisp iceberg lettuce, salty and creamy blue cheese dressing. And bacon… can’t forget the
Indian Spiced Coleslaw
The flavors of India and Asia come together in this crunchy, Indian Spiced Coleslaw. Paired with simply roasted chicken or fish it’s a tasty and nutritious weeknight side. I’m b-a-a-a-a-c-k!! No, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth – but a nasty bout of bronchitis has kept me sidelined for a ...
Shrimp Scampi Toast
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #EntertainandPair #CollectiveBias . The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. It’s that time of year again – awards season!! Which to me is a perfect ...
Orange and Date Oatmeal
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #BringYourBestBowl #Kroger #CollectiveBias My grandmother had two favorite sayings – one was “ach Jimmy!!” (referring to my grandfather) and”Eat your porridge!” – which was always ...
Sweet and Tangy Tahitian Chicken
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser. As always, the opinions stated are mine alone. #ChineseNYEats #CollectiveBias In need of quick and delicious recipes that he and his roommates can make, my oldest has been asking me for recipes. With Chinese New Year ...