Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Gravy

Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Gravy 1 lb pork roast For the marinade: 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oi 1 tbsp dried lavender 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp dried rosemary 2 cloves of garlic chopped roughly for flavor 1 tsp of each S&P For Gravy: 15 baby bella mushrooms, washed and cut in thirds…

My Christmas Card Tree

Every year I try to be clever with how to showcase the holiday cards. Hanging them everywhere; around windows, doorways, closet fronts, etc. The idea for today’s post comes from an idea from way back in 2001, our first Christmas married.   The apartment we first lived in was, itself, not terrible, but it had…

Caramelized Onion and Sausage Appetizer

Created this appetizer over the weekend. Hope you enjoy it! My Mom makes this Sicilian bread, very regional to where she grew up, with sausage, onions, and cheese. SO DELICIOUS.  This bread is a real treat for me; has everything I love in food. It’s savory.  Slightly sweet.  It has a crunchy crust and cheese….

Sorrow Found Me When I Was Young

It was 30 yrs ago. Her name was Leslie. I was turning 6 when we met.  Leslie was this round-faced, freckled, blonde, smiling bundle of energy.  She lived in this big white colonial down the street from my house.  She was new to the area; adopted by these two fun, hippy parents.  Her mom had those typical…

Great dinners. An Elf on Our Shelf. And I am forgotten.

Started off Friday, the best day of the year, working on getting my green hair back to blue. I was successful as I updated. Got it back to blue, but not the blue I like. A few months ago I found a new blue color, same brand (manic panic), and figured to give myself a…

Best Day of the Year! And I Woke Up With Green Hair :\

Seriously. Green. First: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, that is out of my system. Last night, on my Birthday Eve, while my husband was out furiously chasing down some Christmas gifts for the girls, I decided to touch up my blue roots. Oye. I am still a novice at bleaching my hair out, but I…

Happy 12/12/12! Two more days people!

Yes, it’s December 12, 2012!   Two more days to go! Why am I always giddy about my birthday?  But I am.  I am smiling at this screen right now. It’s not like I am looking forward to the aging process to really kick in; cause between you and me, I’d rather of stayed in my…

Baked Sweet Potato Slices

Forgot to share this. I mentioned a recipe for baked sweet potatoes a few posts back.  So here it is! My biggest food weakness is potatoes.  As a small girl my family gave me a nickname that is silly; it’s Italian, and basically it means I am consumed with all things potato: PATATARA.   WHICH IS…

It’s Lunchtime, and I am Bored.

Here I am, sitting at my desk, looking at my lunch in front of me. A colleague and I ran to grab some food across the street at a cafe today. This place has everything under the sun, but we mostly go for the mezze salad bar. Which is a salad bar, but of Arabic/Middle…