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Chicken Wrap with Spicy Greens

Chicken Wrap with Spicy Greens

I’ve been working on our patio for a few months now trying to make it more functional and enjoyable.  It’s a narrow area that wraps along two sides of our house and much different than the half-acre of hillside we tended at our former house.  […]

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

I love cooking with wine.  Although I do enjoy a dry white splashed into a pan of caramelized shallots for deglazing, or marsala stirred into a mixture of sauteed mushrooms and garlic before a bit of cream is added, I most enjoy meat or poultry […]

Hot Wings with Gorgonzola Sauce

Hot Wings with Gorgonzola Sauce

I’ve often accused my husband of being a fair weather fan of our local sports teams, yet it couldn’t be farther from the truth.  No, I’d qualify for the position far more than he ever could given the amount of time he spends cheering and, […]

Not My Mama’s:  Mexican Street Tacos

Not My Mama’s: Mexican Street Tacos

Because I’ve been dreaming of the street tacos I had while in Mexico, I decided to put that bag of masa I’ve had in my cupboard since the last time we attempted making our own tortillas to good use.  It’s been a while because let’s […]

Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes with Cheese Grits

Roasted Chicken and Tomatoes with Cheese Grits

Mark Twain is believed to have said that the coldest winter he “ever saw” was the summer he spent in San Francisco.   Having been to San Francisco many, many times in my life, and a city I’d happily relocate to if given the opportunity, […]