My Favorite Quiche

  Quiche is quite simply a pastry crust and a filling of eggs and milk or cream. It can be made with vegetables, meat and seafood. According to several sources (Wiki & Food Reference.com) Quiche has a pastry crust and a filling of eggs and milk or cream. It can be made with vegetables, meat…

Tabbouleh (Cracked Wheat Salad)

I adore this fresh, bright, earthy salad! It is very light but yet adequately filling as a meal itself. I often eat it for lunch with the addition of some good tuna, a warm piece of pita if I have it & a sparkling water! At dinner I would make kebabs & rice or maybe…

O.M.G. Beef Short Ribs with Root Mash ‘n Gravy

  NOT even playing with the “OMG” part of this recipe. I mean once & a while friends we have to eat something that makes us feel indulgent & even a bit guilty BUT OH SO SATISFYING that we don’t care! That said, this IS that good … but it’s not that bad! Capisce?? (Said…

Newsletter # 1 | Dec 11, 2018

NEWSLETTER #1  December 11, 2018 Volume 1 | Issue 1 Hello, This is SO exciting! WELCOME . YOU can say you are part of this with me …from the beginning! I am thrilled to feel like it’s time to start a newsletter because I have readers! I hope you will reply & tell me where you are…

Cast-Iron Ratatouille

The history of ratatouille has it’s origins in France  (in Provence & Nice) & was peasant food due to the availability of vegetables out of the garden.  It means “stirred up” or “mixed up” essentially. Traditionally it was often more stew-like & is still very practical & affordable to make. The way we arrange the…

Creamy Mushroom Soup

There is fungus a-mung-us for sure today! I LOVE Mushrooms. I think they are an ingredient that people are passionate about, either way… you know you either love or hate them (Like cilantro, right?) I have recently been dehydrating “stuff” with my new air fryer (it has a dehydrate function) & mushroom were one of…

Top 12 RV Kitchen Must-Haves

To prepare for writing this I actually just got out the items I would keep if I had to give the rest up. I did not include dishes, silverware, etc but just items to cook with! I do have another post about stocking an RV kitchen but this is much more specific & less of…

Chile Verde Chicken Street Tacos (Instant Pot)

So, I really don’t have a lot of extra to say about tacos today — I mean TACOS ARE LOVE, right?? I just want to share a great recipe that I through together recently. We love Mexican food of all kinds. G.R. tends to go a little more TexMex & I tend more towards authentic…

Queso Fundido

This is OMG good! If you  do Taco Tuesday like we do (as many times a month as there are Tuesdays) then I suggest that you start with Queso Fundido next time! I love creamy, velvety smooth Queso (the Rotel & Velveeta type) as much as the next guy and my White Green Chiles &…

Chocolate Pot de Creme

When I think of a rich, chocolate, guilty treat —> this is it! and it’s very French… ooh la la ! Make your sweetheart (or friends) “Pot de Creme au Chocolat” for any special occasion & they will think you are magic! I have defaulted to this many times & people always rave. I think…

Juniper BBQ Sauce

We are from Kansas City — arguably the BBQ capital of the world. It is where the American Royal World BBQ Championship is held every year in Kansas City. So, we know ‘Que my friend! My husband is the pit boss of the two of us. He loves to smoke meat on a great weekend…

Can We Save the Farmer? My Call to Action.

Farming. It was once the backbone of American culture. The image it once evoked was truly something from a Norman Rockwell painting,  What about now? According to author Brian Barth of Modern Farmer only ” 41 percent of small farmers turn a profit each year. They may make six figures in revenue, but the majority fail to break…

Chicken Bone Broth

  Bone broth is really all the “craze” these days, isn’t it? So… what is it & what’s all of the hype? Well, I am not a medical professional so I have found some great information to share with you. According to Medical News Today, the following are some (6) of the top benefits of consuming…

Pass the Chimichurri, PLEASE!!

This is one of my top 3 favorite sauces … at least all purpose & most versatile sauces! I can’t stress enough that if you haven’t tried chimichurri, you MUST! And even if you have, make this one because there are as many recipe variations for it as there are people who make it so…

Tuscan Baby Lima Bean Soup

I love beans & I love soup.  One dish that marries the two is rich & creamy ham ‘n beans; it has always been a comfort food for me.  When I make old-fashioned ham ‘n beans I always use the big ham bone usually left after the holiday ham. I often freeze it to use…

My One & Only Banana Bread

Chefs are notoriously known for never making something the same way twice. There’s the  constant search for a new recipe,  or the persistent tweaking to perfect the way to make [________] better, is a “thing” we are very guilty of. I know that I am often thinking of a new way I could make something…

Best of Palmetto / Bradenton Florida

So, as you may know, we hit the road in mid-July 2018, headed east  & had to be in Palmetto, Florida by Sept. 6 for G.R. to attend RVSA. We spent 10 weeks there, so I feel I should write a ‘best of’  since so many RVer’s find themselves in this part of Florida. Also,…

Local Dining in Daytona Beach, Florida

We recently spent 8 days in the Daytona Beach area along the Atlantic Ocean shore in east Florida.  It was breathtaking. During our time there I celebrated my 50th birthday. YEP… half a century! So in my own mind I asked “how do I celebrate when I am already living the dream, traveling the country…

Soy-Lime Grilled Flank Steak

I LOVE grilled steak. Generally speaking we will pick a rib eye (bone-in if they have it) for traditional steak dinner. That said, I choose flank (or skirt)  just as often because it is so diverse & flavorful! This one recipe marinates only about 1-4 hours. You could marinate it over night, but I would…

A 48 Hour Trip OR a 4 & 1/2 Month Journey?

We are just two letters shy of an entire alphabet! Which is better than being  ” a few sandwiches shy of a picnic” I say, if you know what I mean?  According to MapQuest we are currently at stop “X”. I wanted to SEE the progression so I plugged it all into their directions tool…

How to Stock Your Tiny Kitchen & Cook Happily Ever After

I am guessing that more than one of you may have wondered how small IS an RV kitchen & how do I make that work? Did I have to get rid of all my favorite kitchen appliances, tools & gadgets?  Can I store more than  two plates, cups & forks? You will have to go…

Classic Wedge Salad

Do you ever stop to think why ‘the classics’ are classic? I did just that while eating a salad the other day. Whether it’s clothing, music or food, the word ‘classic’ can usually be exchanged for timeless. There are some things that just stand the test of time – like the quintessential little black dress…

“Oven Roasted Tiny Bites of Tastiness” Brussels Sprouts for All!

There are so Many Methods for this Veggie Madness For almost as many years as I can remember, I have had an affinity for preparing roasted vegetables as a side dish. (If reading, my kids are probably nodding their heads affirmatively right now.) For some Chefs & their veggies, they might turn to steaming, stewing,…