Places to Go

Steamed Swai and the Twin Cities

Steamed Swai and the Twin Cities

Jump to Recipe: Steamed Fish Bundles One of the best things about going out to eat is trying to make your own version at home.  I don’t have near the culinary genius to replicate what most professional chefs procure, but it’s tons of fun to […]

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 […]

Aruba Rocks Ceviche: How to Make Ceviche

Aruba Rocks Ceviche: How to Make Ceviche

Jump to recipe: Ceviche I love ceviche but I’ve always been a little scared to make it.  I mean, come on… raw fish?  There are some things you just don’t mess with.  However when Deb and I went to Aruba we stayed at the Riu […]

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 […]

How to Make Crab Cakes Golden & Crunchy

How to Make Crab Cakes Golden & Crunchy

Jump to Recipe: How to Make Crab Cakes In honor of my parents’ 51st wedding anniversary this week, I’d like to re-share my dad’s Golden Crusted Crab Cake recipe with you.  He and I had the best time making this YouTube video (below) where he […]

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 […]

Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Eggs & Witchfest 2017

Celebrate Halloween with Spooky Eggs & Witchfest 2017

I love Halloween!  I love everything about it: dressing up, candy, spooky treats, creepy decor.  You name it.  Keep it fun, light hearted, and creative!  What’s not to love? Spooooooky Deviled Eggs Up top is a little video I put together with Addison (9) and […]