Cauliflower Soup with Maine Lobster & Herb Olive Oil

SUNDAY Cauliflower Soup with Maine Lobster  |  Chive & Lemon Oil  |  Charcuterie Board  {A Tree~Trimming Dinner}   “This may be the shortest recipe we will ever write, but sometimes simplicity is the height of elegance and this soup is a testament to both.  Butter, salt, and pepper are all you need to make this Continue reading → «Cauliflower Soup with Maine Lobster & Herb Olive Oil»


A Thanksgiving Primer

Well, here we are…Thanksgiving week has arrived.  Four days until my favorite holiday and I have been busy making lists, ordering our fresh turkey {from Willie Bird in Sonoma} and cracked crab {our traditional Thanksgiving eve dinner}, and hopelessly surfing through cyberspace discovering some of the most wonderful looking dishes that would complement any Thanksgiving Continue reading → «A Thanksgiving Primer»


Galway Downs ~ Here We Come!

  It is time for me to step out of the kitchen and hit the road…girls, horses & Tuffy in tow.  In the early hours, well before dawn on Monday morning, we will begin the 11-hour journey south to Temecula, California.  Our destination: the Galway Downs 2013 International Three-Day Event & Horse Trials.  Both Madison Continue reading → «Galway Downs ~ Here We Come!»


Cinco de Mayo 2013

SUNDAY Chile-Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos  |  Salsa  |  Guacamolé  |  Oven-Baked Tortilla Chips with Lime Salt  |  Horchata Milkshakes   The 5th of May, this year, turned out to be cool and gray with a bit of thunder and a brief shower.  Quite the change from the sunshine and heat we experienced all week.  The cooler temperatures and Continue reading → «Cinco de Mayo 2013»

Clover Peas

Corned Beef, Guinness Mustard & Chocolate Guinness Goodness…

SUNDAY HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY ~ From our Clan to Yours… Corned Beef & Vegetables  |  Spicy Horseradish Cream   |  Malty Guinness Mustard  |  Potato Dominoes  |  White-Wine Spiked Peas  |  Chocolate Guinness Goodness Corned Beef is one of Michael’s favorite dinners.  I am not sure which version he enjoys more, the original melt-in-your-mouth meat & potatoes dinner or the hot Continue reading → «Corned Beef, Guinness Mustard & Chocolate Guinness Goodness…»


Valentine’s Day

~ Arugula, Pear & Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Grilled Chateaubriand Roasted Red & Purple {Organic} Fingerling Potatoes  Coeur à la Crème with Raspberries  Devil’s Food Cupcakes ~ Spending this evening with My Valentines {all four of them!} so putting the camera away for the evening.   Wishing you all a LOVEly Valentine’s Day!


Cupcakes {Part 2}…Ombre Frosting

  I came across this saying this morning & thought it perfectly described these cupcakes!  You see, it all started with… And look at what was made…Devil’s Food Cupcakes filled with Whipped Cream and topped with Ombré Frosting! You can click here to see my post yesterday, Cupcakes {Part 1} for the recipes and the Continue reading → «Cupcakes {Part 2}…Ombre Frosting»