Skillet Chili

Thumbnail image for Skillet Chili September 7, 2010

September. Everyone is back from vacation and/or back to school. The laziness that permeated summer is gone – there is a new urgency in the air, a new focus. January 1st may mark the start […]

Tomatoe Chutney – A Trader Joe’s Hack!!!

September 3, 2010

Trader Joe’s Tomato Chutney First off, let me say that I love Trader Joe’s. I am such a faithful shopper that I really should own stock – that way I could at least recoup some […]

Texas Caviar – Summerfest 2010 Continues!!

September 1, 2010

Texas Caviar – My Way! Exciting news!! Summerfest 2010 was so popular it’s been extended into the fall!!!! I don’t know about you, but I have been having an absolute blast with this project. I […]

10 Essential Kitchen Gadgets… AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

August 30, 2010

10 Kitchen Essentials I have a confession. I love to shop. I know, it’s hardly a revelation. -  most women love to shop. But it’s what I love to shop for that is a bit.. […]

Kiwifruit Mousse!!

August 27, 2010

Kiwifruit Mousse During the summer, there are a few items you will almost always find in my refigerator – salsa, beer,chutneys and lemon curd. Yeah, I know – salsa, chutney, sure. But lemon curd?? Well, […]

Tomatoes with Feta Mousse – Summerfest 2010!!

August 25, 2010

Tomatoes with Feta Mousse The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived!! No, it isn’t the first day of school – it is Summerfest 2010 – Tomatoes!!!! We are obsessed with tomatoes. […]

Pluot and Almond Crostata – Summerfest 2010 – Part 2

August 23, 2010

Pluot and Almond Crostata Well, as I mentioned last week, I had a really hard time deciding what recipe to choose for Summerfest 2010 – Stonefruits! So,  I decided to feature 2 recipes – and […]

Spicy Hoisin Glazed Shrimp and Plum Skewers – a piece of summer in your hand

August 18, 2010

Plum and Shrimp Skewers with Spicy Hoisin Glaze Summerfest 2010 is back again!!! This week’s theme is stonefruits – peaches, plums, nectarines, pluots,  and apricots -  a piece of summer that  you can hold in […]

Savory Madeleines …Julie, Julia and Me

August 16, 2010

Julie and me! Happy Birthday Julia Child!!! In case you weren’t aware, yesterday, August 15th was Julia Child’s birthday. This week, countless bloggers will be posting about this American icon  – and I am one […]