These cheery pancakes are full of luxurious coconut milk. The whole wheat flour and ground flax seed make them healthier. They are a snap to make so you can whip up a batch in no time! Read More
When I think of eating in a Spring like manner, the first dish that comes to mind is shrimp scampi. Don’t ask me why, because I am not sure, I just do. The thing I enjoy most about a big bowl of scampi is how the butter and garlic wrap around each little shrimp, tucking inside the meat. Sweet bites of shrimp and garlicky butter, who doesn’t love that?
Dressing is one of those things that I love. Estus always says I have never met a condiment I didn’t like, but that also comes with some dietary issues… aka lots of extra calories. I wanted to still have my salads have the great flavors but without the calories, which meant I had to start exploring the world of vinaigrettes. Read More
Did you know I also do a Podcast? It’s called The Table Set. There are three of us on the show and we sit around the table and talk about parties. Parties we’ve been to, parties we want to go to, and mostly parties we plan to have. One of our favorite ‘solutions’ to party planning is something we call brunchify it. Because any party can be turned into a brunch party– no matter what time of day. Just think about it. Everybody likes breakfast for dinner, right? Besides, if ever there were an excuse to throw a brunch party, Easter is it. But what makes a brunch party a success?
Well, let’s look at it this way. What’s the first thing you think of when I say ‘brunch’? I bet you answered ‘Bloody Mary’. Because a good Bloody Mary is the quintessential brunch drink. It became an instant classic upon its arrival in the mid 1930s. Then it was little more than tomato juice and vodka– a bit milder than the brunch drink of today. The modern, spiced up version has become massively popular. So I’d argue that a good Bloody Mary recipe is the first ingredient in a successful brunch party. But don’t expect me to offer one up here. Bloody Mary recipes are abundant. You don’t need my help with that. Besides everyone has their own set of rules, complete with secret ingredients and ‘must have’ garnishes. I don’t want to get in the middle of that tussle. Read More