March 2011

Beer Thirty

March 31, 2011

because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere (p.s. I’ve been looking for the beer below – the Maui Brewing Company Coconut Porter – for almost a year now.  Hallelujah!)

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Bacon, Leek and Spinach Risotto

March 31, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I love risotto.  I love it, but I never make time for it.  It’s one of those sit-by-the-stove-for-hours-stirring-and-then-it-makes-too-much-for-two-people-to-eat-in-a-week kind of dishes. But if there’s anything I’ve learned in the past couple weeks, it’s that there never was a more perfect pairing than leeks and bacon.  They’re made for eachother, […]

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Happy Times

March 30, 2011

This was taken after surfing on honeymoon: Just looking at it makes me happy!

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Twix Brownies

March 30, 2011

Candy bars.  I’m a bit obsessed lately, what with the Peanut Butter Snickers Cookie Bars, the Reese’s ice cream in my freezer, and now these Twix brownies.   It’s an obsession I can live with! Besides the obvious fact that there’s candy bars in the middle of a luscious brownie, I think we all know […]

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Toasted Bread…

March 29, 2011

…is a God-send.  Especially the homemade kind grilled with olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt. YUM.

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Coconut Curried Pecans

March 29, 2011

First of all, I’d like to commend myself for only being a few months past the “best used by” date on my curry powder.  Hey, it’s what happens when your hubby doesn’t love the spice. Plus I figure someone out there would notice it and I just had to beat ‘em to the punch…but y’all, […]

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Surfer

March 28, 2011

I am tan and half-naked. On my head a harbor of blonde hair, bleached by warm sunlight and the sea’s salty air. I am solo and free, gliding across the face of a wave on my quiet flight I am bound only by tiny bubbles floating up to breathe at the ocean surface. I am […]

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Cherry Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats

March 28, 2011

Confession:  I never really loved Rice Krispies treats.  Sure, they’re crunchy and sweet and full of that snap-krackle-POP!, but I just couldn’t jump on that bandwagon. Until now.  Turns out all you gotta do to change my mind these days is add a little extra chocolate.  Who knew?  Just toss in some tart dried cherries […]

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Grilling With Friends

March 25, 2011

Grilled pineapple.  Heaven. Watching my hubby play with fire.  Priceless. Forgetting to take pictures of my entire dinner.  Typical. Besides, dessert is the most important anyway _________________________________________________________ We are in the Hill Country of Texas this weekend to celebrate the life of my beloved Grandpa.  Thank you all so much for being wonderful – and […]

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Accidental Wine-O

March 24, 2011

Had you asked me a couple years ago if I liked wine, it would be a resounding “NO.” I don’t know what was wrong with me.

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