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Simple Roast Chicken Breasts with Spring Vegetables

Even though this particular iteration of our blog is still fairly young, I’ve been blogging about food and recipes off and on for about seven years. Even friends who don’t know that we have this blog see enough food…

Double-Wrapped Chili Lime Steak Tacos

I don’t know when Taco Tuesday became a thing. But I like it. I thought for a while it was something the schools started, along with making leprechaun traps and hiding gold chocolate for St. Patrick’s Day and Silly…

10 California Wineries We Adore!

Let me tell you, there’s a big difference between a connoisseur and an aficionado. Beyond the French and Italian lineage. I am not a wine connoisseur. I am a wine aficionado. Scott’s cousin is a connoisseur, and beyond. She…

Maple Banana Nut Mini-Muffins

I thought that when we moved to Virginia, that travel was going to slow down for Scott and me. I thought we’d be able to put some roots down and enjoy sitting back on our patio Adirondack chairs with…

Maple Breakfast Sausage with Sage Leaves

Breakfast is my favorite meal. Especially a wonderful, sunshine-filled, leisurely weekend breakfast, one where I can sit and savor the tastes in my pajamas and messy hair still and not one hastily gulped down between morning run, shower, and…

Paradise Springs Winery

Paradise Springs Winery is, in fact, paradise. At least as far as we’re concerned. Because it’s 20 minutes from our house and sits at the trailhead for miles and miles of beautiful trails along Bull Run. And it’s infused…

Lemon Garlic Broccoli Bowls with Lemon Chicken

Springtime brings spring cleaning and that, given the sheer amount of wood furniture we have in the house, brings the smell of Meyer lemon just about everywhere. So it’s only natural that the power of suggestion that smell hits…

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

It’s good to be home. Especially when it’s just that damn time of year and you’re sitting on the plane home and your throat starts feeling scratchy and your lymph nodes swell up and you’re surprised as all get-out…

Tailgate Skillet Nachos

Football was a serious, serious thing in my house growing up. Both my parents are into the game, but my mother is a serious football addict. Their very first date, their senior year in high school, was to the…