Christmas 2020

Hello everyone! Merry Christmas! So. How was everyone’s holidays? Mine was pretty great. I’ll go into detail below. But first… 🕊To those who celebrated these holidays, I hope that you enjoyed them as safely as possible and spent the days in good company with lots of peace, love and laughter! 🎁 If you’re secular, well, … More Christmas 2020

Forty-three

Hello WordPressland! I am in an insanely good mood for a Wednesday. A snowy one at that. The snowfall out my window this morning is picture perfect, with those slow falling fluffy flakes. Looks like a dream. So yeah, my birthday! Officially, I am IN my forties, 43. Crazy, right? I am in my forties … More Forty-three

Christmas! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the YEEAAAR!!

Buon Natale a tutti!  Merry Christmas, Everyone!! I am ever thankful for my family and friends.  They are the best gifts that I could ever ask for in my life.  Especially my husband and two children.  We have had a great season celebrating with everyone, and, after weeks of hectic planning and worry, am happy … More Christmas! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the YEEAAAR!!

Christmas 2012 Recap

Hope you all had a great Christmas, and are gearing up for the New Year celebrations! Thought to recap Christmas. Though we had a wonderful Christmas, it wasn’t without the downside of my sister and her family falling extremely ill.  They all fell ill Christmas Eve night, which meant they were note able to attend … More Christmas 2012 Recap

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy One (3 pound) beef tenderloin roast, preferably trimmed and tied 1 tsp of each salt and freshly cracked black pepper 3 tbsp of butter cubed 3-4 sprigs or 1 tbsp dried lavender 3-4 sprigs or 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil For the Gravy … More Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy

Christmas Dinner Menu

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Thought to share the menu we finalized today for Christmas dinner.  You will definitely see our holiday photos once I am vegetating next week. The pre-dinner drink and main course recipes will be shared for sure. ********************************************* Our Menu for Christmas Dinner Mixed Drink- Shaken Side Car -Antipasto- -Mini Quiches- -Shrimp Cocktail- — … More Christmas Dinner Menu

Delicious Appetizer: Polenta with Baby Bella Mushrooms *and a bonus salad dressing!

This party girl had a real wonderful weekend. Not only celebrating my birthday, but having friends over for the holidays today; most of this I will post about tomorrow. For now I got to get myself a drink and ready to watch Dexter!  Missed it last week and want to catch up before tonight’s episode!! … More Delicious Appetizer: Polenta with Baby Bella Mushrooms *and a bonus salad dressing!

Roasted Asparagus

ROASTED ASPARAGUS 1 lb asparagus spears 2 Tbsp olive oil Salt and Pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse with cool water to clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. The best way to do this is to take the asparagus and snap te bottom off. The woody … More Roasted Asparagus