Adventures & Travel Tips

Pimento Cheese Sandwich & a Golfer’s Guide to the 19th Hole

Pimento Cheese Sandwich & a Golfer’s Guide to the 19th Hole

Jump to recipe: Pimento Cheese Sandwich I’ve always associated Pimento Cheese with Texas.  Why?  I have no idea, except maybe because my mom used to always make it when I was a little girl and she’s from San Antonio.  It wasn’t until Jerry introduced me […]

Discover Durnstein, Austria on the Danube and an Apricot Tart Recipe

Discover Durnstein, Austria on the Danube and an Apricot Tart Recipe

Jump to recipe: Apricot Tart Recipe A couple years ago, Jerry and I took an AmaWaterways river cruise down the Danube.  I had never taken a cruise before so I really had no idea what to expect.  I was blown away!  If you like to […]

Hungary’s Paprika and Piri Piri Chicken

Hungary’s Paprika and Piri Piri Chicken

Jump to recipe: Piri Piri Chicken Recipe Piri piri chicken originates from southern Portugal.  Although variations of it abound, the common elements found in most recipes are: hot pepper (piri piri or bird’s eye chili), citrus, oil, and red pepper.  For me, I can’t think of […]

Blueberry Watermelon Salad and Yellowstone National Park

Blueberry Watermelon Salad and Yellowstone National Park

This summer Jerry, Carver and I went to Yellowstone National Park.  It was absolutely stunning, a surprise at every turn.  However, when it came to deciding what recipe to pair with this adventure, I have been at a loss.  Although the tourist shops have discovered […]

Papa Frites (Homemade French Fries) and a Schützenfest

Papa Frites (Homemade French Fries) and a Schützenfest

Click here to skip to the recipe: Papa Frites & Aioli (homemade mayo) The summer Jerry and I met he went on a 10 day whirlwind excursion with a group of friends to England, France, and Germany.  The fellow who organized the trip had distant […]

Rock Cliff Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Rock Cliff Mansion Bed and Breakfast

The Rockcliffe Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Hannibal, MO is the American equivalent to Downton Abby.  Or else, it very well could be if someone were to write a PBS series for it. Hannibal’s Steampunk Festival My son, Carver, and I arrived late Friday night 2 […]

Savoring Nashville

Savoring Nashville

Conde Nast Traveler ranked Nashville the #3 spot to go for a bachelorette party and I could not agree more.  In fact, I would rank it #1 for a bachelorette or bachelor party, girls’ trip, romantic getaway, family trip, for or a solo retreat.  Yes, I […]

Tokyo and Kyoto, Food Glorious Food!!!

Tokyo and Kyoto, Food Glorious Food!!!

Travel Special: Japan (Post 3 of 3) Along our trek through Tokyo and Kyoto, everywhere we ate was excellent, from the street ice cream vendor to the five star Shiba Tofuya Ukai in the shadow of the the Tokyo Tower.  Above all else though was how […]