Hospitality in the age of Covid

My husband and I had carefully picked out and purchased the wines for our tasting. I had ordered little burlap bags to conceal the bottle’s labels and printed out the forms to make notes about each selection. I was so excited.. and then covid. Our wine tasting was the final social event we cancelled on…

Have FUN with your food!!

For the longest time, my husband would take a tortilla out of the bag, flop it over a metal one cup measuring cup, toast it in the toaster oven until browned, flip it upside down, burn at least one finger, and then fill the bowl-ish shape with the usual Mexican fixin’s. Tasted fine, but the…

Margarita Marinade for Bar-B-Q

We have used this “spirited” marinade more than a few times so far this summer because it’s so delicious. Easy to prepare, I make it 24 hours ahead and let the chicken take a nice, long soak in these delicious ingredients: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup lime juice Zest of one lime 1/4 cup…

I found it!

There is a little restaurant in South Carolina that serves the world’s most delicious, hot roast beef sandwich.  For years I have tried to unlock the secret to the spicy mayonnaise they slather on the bun. But every spice I added to my own mayo mix at home seemed to take the flavor in the…

QUICK and EASY APPETIZER! 👍

Simple directions for a fun and colorful little appetizer. Create cucumber “cups” and fill with a mix of your favorite dip and chopped carrot sticks (and/or other veggies of your choice.) Decorate with parsley and onion slices. Shake a little bit of salt on the serving plate prior to putting cucumber cups on it for…