Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef

I needed a cut of meat with tremendous wow factor for my hubby’s 40th (!!) birthday back in October.  (How we are close to our fourth decade still astounds me but that is another story)  I decided to try Ina’s slow-roasted filet of beef since it fed a crowd (we had 16 people attend the […]

Christmas Weekend

It was an unusual Christmas for us this year.  We were loaded up and ready to head east to spend time with family when illness hit.  Since this is a food blog, I’ll spare all the details.  So we returned home and unpacked everything that we had spent about 24 hours to pack.  Between sickness […]

Christmas Goodies

Tis the season for making treats.  I know many of you stress over what to make for all the folks in your life but I find this part of the season most enjoyable.  I think all gifts should be consumables.:) I have done something different each year and this year I opted for homemade granola, […]

Birthday Dinner

Today my hubby is thirty-five. That’s old, right?  It seems old.  What is worse is that I’m not that far behind.  <Shudder>  My mom reminded me tonight that in a few years, I’ll be forty.  Thanks, mom. My husband has been asking me to make beef bourguignon for several years now but I have never […]

Easter Menu

This is such an appropriate meal for Spring!  I deterred from the usual ham since I only like ham for the first day.  I chose pork tenderloin since it was elegant and well, I already had one in the freezer!  The parsley shallot sauce is verdant and has a nice tang when accompanied with the […]

Game Day Grub

It’s been a long hiatus from blogging.  It doesn’t mean I haven’t fed my family or cooked since Thanksgiving.  The site has a new look (thanks to my sweet hubby!) and I hope to share some new recipes on a more frequent basis.  Now, onto the food! I was very excited about the Super Bowl […]

Thanksgiving 2010

Thanksgiving dinner this year was oh so time consuming but the end result was superb. We tried a new recipe for the bird this year. The turkey was brined and then roasted. Check out the recipe and video here. The brine really bumped up the moisture level for the turkey and it was very moist […]

Christmas Party

We hosted a Christmas party this weekend. We did hors d’oeuvres and drinks and kept it pretty casual. Here’s the menu: Hot Apple Cider Spinach and Artichoke Dip with pita chips Traditional Cheese Fondue Panko Crusted Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce Barbequed Meatballs Crudite Platter Fruit Tray White & Red Wine Raspberry Cheesecake Coffee One thing […]


Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday, second only to Easter. I love having a day dedicated to praising God for all of His gifts, although that should be our attitude year round. It seems like the older I get, the more I realize how truly blessed I am. Compassion International recently had an article in […]