Roasted Mary’s with Hot Pickled Beans and A GIVEAWAY!

Roasted Bloody Mary's

When life hands you tomatoes, make fresh tomato juice, and add vodka – or something like that.

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Sweet & Sassy Bourbon Baked Beans

Bourbon Baked Beans

“I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”  That’s what I was starting to feel like every time I checked the site.  Four years of the same, and beginning to look to me like an old study, I could practically smell the musty books.

So don’t be alarmed – this is still your beloved site, just wearing her Summer clothes, with a bit of light and air added.  I’ve been planning and wanting to revamp the site for ages, and while this is not what I had in mind, until the real site can be revealed, I had to make a change.

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Creamy Potato Salad with Radishes, Lemon & Dill

Creamy Potato Salad with Radishes, Lemon & Dill

Fresh dill is quickly climbing my list of “add to all food.”  It’s threatening mayo, but not yet overtaking her, that’s probably impossible.  I love that bright, earthy taste that dill adds to dishes, and is one of the reasons that this version of our beloved summer staple, potato salad, is one of my favs.

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Touchdown Thursdays: Muffaletta

Muffaletta

I don’t believe in sandwiches without mayo, seems unfair to the bread. Unless of course said mayo is replaced by the ridiculous olive spread on this here muffaletta.

Four big games this weekend calls for a serious sandwich, and this is it.  The only word that came to mind when building, and then eating this monster… Obscene!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Spicy Sweet Potato Chips & Cilantro Dip

Sweet Potato Chips & Dip

It happened you guys.  Call it a gust of wind in my sails.  A wind beneath my wings.  A fire under my butt.  The dawning of a new day.

Maybe it’s the killer Redskins game I went to on Monday.  The hustle, bustle, and merriment of the holiday season.  Or just more sleep.  Whatever it is, like my boy Constanza says, “I’m back, baby!

I’m super-mega pumped to bring you some great holiday ideas and recipes in the coming month, so let’s get started!

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