The Lull Of Summer Time is Here At Last

I can hardly believe that the lazy days of summer have finally arrived and spring has sprung itself silly until there’s nothing left in it’s arsenal. Birthdays have come and gone, graduations, weddings, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day…they’ve all come and gone. Now it’s time to kick back where it’s cool and take long naps on weekend afternoons with the curtains pulled tight and…

Happy Father’s Day!

How are you going to celebrate the men in your life today? I’m guessing that my house isn’t that different from most others and that the celebration will definitely revolve around a delicious meal. I’m going to make some ribs using sun dried tomatoes, Roasted Potato Salad, Corn Casserole and a fresh Tomato Salad. Dessert? He hasn’t given me a solid answer as yet but…

One Lovely Blog Award

I love food blogging and I love getting these little awards from my fellow bloggers because it’s always nice to know that other writers enjoy reading your stuff. Thank you Christine from Texana’s Kitchen! Anyone who reads my blog already knows that I’m a huge fan of her blog as well. There are a few rules to receiving this Lovely Blog Award and they are as follows: Create a link…

Summer Is Almost Here!

Just in case you were wondering if I fell off the coast of Hawaii, or into the mouth of a Great White, the good news is that I returned to Texas in one piece and in (relatively) sound mind. I’ve just been a bit busy around here and haven’t had a chance to putter in my kitchen. When I started my blog, I used to wish so badly that the mainstream household had discovered this thing called the…

A Perfect Spring Weekend

It was a beautiful spring weekend in our little corner of the world, the sun was shining and there was just enough of a cool breeze to cool things off. In the evenings we felt as if we’d been transported to Northern California – it was just that perfect. Friday night I made PW’s Shrimp In Foil but I substituted the shrimp for some fresh sea scallops. This was a somewhat pricey ingredient…

Pretzels & Cheese. A Perfect Combo.

I didn’t spend much time in the kitchen at all last week. We had family in town and things were somewhat hectic at our house. It was one of those weeks that you’d rather not do over again. Emotions were raw, everyone was functioning on auto-pilot and we felt lucky to get through each day in one piece. There was so much going on that we just couldn’t seem to sit down for a real dinner…