Seascape Resort — Aptos, CA

A friend of mine recently told me that she misses seeing my food photos. I no longer cook fun or exciting things since the passing of my best guy. But ...

Apple Cafe – Aptos

The Apple Cafe in Aptos, California serves a wonderful breakfast. They also make delicious Bloody Marys.

Otto Pint — Fort Collins, CO

A recent road trip to California had me stuck right at the get go. I-80 in Laramie was closed due to a blizzard. I was snowed in at Fort Collins ...

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Italian Chicken with Tomato Basil Salsa

For the chicken:  2 thin chicken breasts (either buy them thin-sliced or ...

The Mister’s Orecchiette 

Ingredients: 6 ounces orecchiette 8 ounces mild Italian sausage 4 ounces pancetta ...

Rosemary-Basted Steak

With Rosemary Parsnip Wedges and Garlicky Creamed Spinach……from Hello Fresh. The steak ...

Teriyaki-Glazed Meatballs 

Tonight dinner is brought to you by Hello Fresh. It was our ...

Steak Frites, Creamy Shallot Sauce, and Sautéed Spinach

We are experimenting with other meal-kit services and this was our first ...

Brie & Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwiches 

A wonderful lunch today: Brie cheese, pear slices and fresh sage on ...

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Seascape Resort — Aptos, CA

A friend of mine recently told me that she misses seeing my food photos. I no longer cook fun or exciting things since the passing of my best guy. But I do eat out a lot so I shall try to get this going again with photos while I’m out and about. The Sanderlings Restaurant […]

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Apple Cafe – Aptos

The Apple Cafe in Aptos, California serves a wonderful breakfast. They also make delicious Bloody Marys.

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Otto Pint — Fort Collins, CO

A recent road trip to California had me stuck right at the get go. I-80 in Laramie was closed due to a blizzard. I was snowed in at Fort Collins but ventured out for sustenance. Otto Pint was near my hotel. Delicious pizza.

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Mother’s Cafe — Portland, OR

I traveled to Portland and met up with some friends. We enjoyed Bloody Marys at Mother’s Cafe.

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Italian Chicken with Tomato Basil Salsa

For the chicken:  2 thin chicken breasts (either buy them thin-sliced or pound them flat) 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise, divided Progresso Italian bread crumbs Salt Pepper Heat a non-stick skillet on medium high heat. Spread mayonnaise onto each side of the chicken. Some folks use buttermilk. I’ve found that mayonnaise keeps the chicken really nice and moist […]

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2015 — Blue Apron

I didn’t realize we had fixed/eaten so many of their meals in 2015.  Here’s to another year of cooking.

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My Opinion: Meal-Kit Services

Meal kit services are fun and we have been enjoying the nice change up in our dinner menu AND not having to go grocery shopping very often. So far we’ve tried Blue Apron, Plated and Hello Fresh. My favorite is probably Plated — their food is delicious, there are more variety available in meals and […]

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The Mister’s Orecchiette 

Ingredients: 6 ounces orecchiette 8 ounces mild Italian sausage 4 ounces pancetta 2 small Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 sprig of sage 1 sprig of thyme 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Garden basil paste 1/2 teaspoon Tuscan seasoning 1/4 cup chicken stock Olive oil The secret ingredient was diced pancetta, cooked up […]

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Rosemary-Basted Steak

With Rosemary Parsnip Wedges and Garlicky Creamed Spinach……from Hello Fresh. The steak in this meal is way up there in our list of favorites.  Tender, juicy and very flavorful. Neither of us have ever had parsnips so this was kind of a fun thing to try. This is definitely a meal we will prepare again […]

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Teriyaki-Glazed Meatballs 

Tonight dinner is brought to you by Hello Fresh. It was our first go with this meal-kit service. There was a lot of food. It was pretty tasty. Hello Fresh has the most attractive packaging. All the ingredients for a particular meal are placed in a pretty box (the meat is kept separate). Ingredients: 10 […]

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