For the love of Chicken and JoJo’s
Apr25

For the love of Chicken and JoJo’s

I have a crush on Anthony Bourdain.  I hate to admit my infatuation with a man I’ve never met, but anyone who’s food and travel show starts with a parental advisory warning is going to have that effect on me.  Add to that tattoos, a mouth like a sailor, drinking like a fish and seriously, this guy makes me want to become a crazed celebrity stalker. Aside from Anthony’s obvious perfectness, his show has a great...

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The Nana’s Peach Cobbler
Apr21

The Nana’s Peach Cobbler

Here’s a quick and easy recipe just in time for all those summer picnics. Replace the peaches with any fresh summer fruit or in a pinch use canned fruit and skip the first step of cooking fruit with water and sugar. Ingredients 2 cups sugar divided 1 cup water 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup milk 1 stick butter 2 cups peaches sliced and  peeled or 1 large can of peaches Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the...

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Last Minute Party Recipes
Apr21

Last Minute Party Recipes

It’s Christmas time and during this month inevitably you will be invited to party after party, and some of them will be last minute. I cannot tell you how many times Captain Wentworth has dropped the “Darling, the Jones’s have invited us over for a drop of port tonight and I told them you would whip up a dish to bring,” at the last minute of course. To which I answer, “Oh, how wonderful dear, I’ll make...

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Food Porn
Apr21

Food Porn

It’s never a boring night when my friend D and I venture out without her rocker husband. In fact it’s normal for us to have slightly odd nights that become the stories we tell at other peoples cocktail parties. We had one of these nights last week at our  local Japanese Steakhouse (one of our favorite dinner as theater gigs). Everything’s business as usual, hour or wine and conversation in the bar and then we wander...

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Debonne Reisling-An Excellent Ohio Wine
Apr20

Debonne Reisling-An Excellent Ohio Wine

The other day I was shopping at my favorite Italian Market on my lunch hour- I was in a hurry- when I picked up a bottle of Riesling to go with my Menopause Mafia writing that night. What? Did you think I was going to say it was to go with dinner? I prefer Rieslings from the Rhine River Valley. Being in a hurry I didn’t realize what I was picking up- I was pleasantly surprised to find a new wine that come from a region just a...

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