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Brown Buttered Almond Trout Recipe

Brown Buttered Almond Trout Recipe

Jump to recipe: Brown Butter Almond Trout Recipe I love to fish.  I almost like to fish more than I like to eat fish (like the Brown Butter Almond Trout recipe below… super yum!), and that’s saying a lot!  Not that I’m good at it, […]

Illinois Artisanal Cheese – Marcoot Creamery

Illinois Artisanal Cheese – Marcoot Creamery

Firefly Grill Field Trip Last week I took a road trip with Firefly Grill’s (owners/chef) Kristie & Niall to Greenville*, IL.  This sleepy town is home to an Illinois artisanal cheese maker: Marcoot Jersey Creamery.  It didn’t take us long to realize this was indeed […]

Braised Asparagus with Feta and Tomatoes

Braised Asparagus with Feta and Tomatoes

Jump to recipe: Braised Asparagus with Feta and Tomatoes I love asparagus, but the mere thought of steamed asparagus makes me want to gag.  Steaming asparagus is a slow torturous death to this noble vegetable.  It makes me sad, especially when there are other ways […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe- Our Family’s Favorite!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe- Our Family’s Favorite!

Jump to: Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe Sometimes we come across a recipe that is so good it takes us completely by surprise.  This is exactly what happened with this Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe.  Since we usually have a big family dinner on Sundays and I […]

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 […]

Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

Deviled Eggs with Candied Bacon

Jump to recipe: Deviled Eggs with Candied (Millionaire) Bacon I am so deliriously happy warmer weather is right around the corner, I can’t even begin to express myself… except maybe by talking incessantly about picnics.  Yes, I am definitely on a picnic kick.  And whether […]

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 […]