The Florida Keys: Islamorada

Marker 88 Over the summer I was invited by the Keys Tourism Board to tour the beautiful and oh so sunny Florida Keys. I know, it’s a tough job but someone has to do it. You can imagine that when the invitation arrived, it took me all of two seconds to say yes and thank you ....more

Pork Tenderloin Sliders with Cranberry Sauce and Caramelized Onions

Are you ready for some tailgating? You all know that I’m not actually a big football fan. I don’t keep that a secret but I do enjoy tailgating ....more

Sauteed Mushroom and Asparagus Puff Pastry Appetizer

Puff pastry is something I ALWAYS keep in my freezer. It’s like a bag of frozen peas, we just need them (most of the time those are to actually eat but with 3 kids in the house they’re more than often used as ice packs, ehem)....more

Crock-Pot Carnitas

I’m all for low and slow cooking. Set it and forget it if you will. Now that it’s finally fall (happy dance) I’m doing a lot more of that type of cooking ....more

Mixed Food Conference 2014 Ticket GIVEAWAY!

In case you haven’t heard, my friend Susan and I organize a food conference called Mixed. It’s a small boutique conference for approximately 100 food lovers bloggers that is held at Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia. You might recognize it from the movie Dirty Dancing ....more

Spaghetti with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Did you know that October is National Pasta Month? To be honest, I actually didn’t – every month is kinda pasta month around here ; ) But I’m glad for the pasta-bration never the less. Any chance to bring on the bowls o pasta is a good thing in my book ....more

Clementine Marmalade

So we’re just going to get it over with a sing a chorus of “Oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine …” because naturally that’s what pops into my mind when I hear the word clementine. Sorry we can all suffer together. Misery loves company or something like that ....more

DIY Gourd Candles

I’m kinda crazy for all things squash (I eat it, every variety I can get my hands on, and often) so it was only natural that I looked to the gourd family to inspire a little fall table-scape. I don’t like to go to any grand effort to dress up my tables but I do like to do something small and in season. That something for me needs to be: easy and LOW profile ....more

Spaghetti with Mushroom Meatballs

Meatballs. You gotta love ‘em. I mean come on ....more

Amaretti Tiramisu

If you’ve been around my little corner of the web or have known me for more than 5 minutes you know my absolute two hands down favorite things to eat are Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Tiramisu. Hands down. No need for me to even think about it ....more