She will be off on an adventure!

So even though it is a few months away, I have to share my excitement.  My husband and I are taking about a month off this summer to tour Dublin, the south of France and Paris.  What better way to celebrate 25 years of marriage and almost 30 years together total? (he deserves a medal) … Continue reading

Seafood Risotto for Two

Originally posted on Executive Dining's Nourishment:
With Valentines Day only a week away, are you looking for a recipe to make your special someone a homemade dinner for two? This seafood risotto is easy to make yet decadent enough for a romantic meal at home. Serve with a fresh salad, bread, and a crisp…

Kumquat & Meyer Lemon Marmalade with Chile & Kaffir Lime

It’s been all marm, all the time around here for the last week or two, what with Meyer lemons, Rio Red grapefruit, and blood oranges, kumquats and Kaffir limes all rolling around my counter tops. And trust me, there are worse things than having 40 lbs of California and Texas citrus perfuming the kitchen in the…

Bacon Hash Brown Casserole

Originally posted on Executive Dining's Nourishment:
I don’t know what it is about snowy days, but I really like making a big breakfast. This lightened up version of a cheesy bacon hash brown casserole is just the ticket! Prepare the night before to bake in the morning. Serve with scrambled eggs and fresh fruit…

She is jumping on the salted caramel band wagon!

Easy and quite yummy.  Give it a go!  Salted Caramel Cupcakes: Salted Caramel: 2 cups sugar 12 tablespoons salted butter cubed 1 1/4 cups heavy cream, at room temp In a large pot, melt the sugar over medium high heat, whisking constantly until the sugar becomes brown. Add the butter and stir until melted. Pour … Continue reading

She was reminded!

I started this blog in hopes of documenting meaningful dishes/recipes for my daughters as well as bits of wisdom I have learned along the way through my travels and trials.  Well, several travels and many trials later, I am compelled to share with you what I have discovered. It’s nothing you probably haven’t heard before but it … Continue reading