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Date registered: August 8, 2013


When you are a travel writer, the world is your meatball.

Latest posts

  1. Creamy Mushroom Soup with Truffles — January 9, 2017
  2. National Soup Month — January 5, 2017
  3. Pumpkin, Pasta & Pinot — November 25, 2016
  4. Willamette Valley, Oregon Wins! — November 22, 2016
  5. Raspberries are Rockin’ — June 26, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Irish Coffee – Two Inventors? — 4 comments
  2. Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese — 3 comments
  3. Roasted Garlic Rosemary Au Gratin Potatoes — 2 comments
  4. Frozen Black Cherry Sangria — 2 comments
  5. Creamy Mushroom Soup with Truffles — 1 comment

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Jan 09

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Truffles

Fresh Black Truffle Ingredients: 1/2 ounce (14 g) package dried Shitake, Morel or other mushrooms 1-3/4 cups chicken broth 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 large shallot, sliced thin 1 garlic clove, minced 2 oz. fresh Shiitake wild mushrooms, sliced thin 1/4 cup onion, sliced thinly 1-3/4 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons cream …

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Jan 05

National Soup Month

January is perfectly suited to be National Soup Month. The skies can be clear with frigid cold air or stormy, and dark delivering a fresh blanket of snow on the landscape. The stock pot is coming out! It’s not surprising that a Frenchman is credited with the first shop specializing in soup. After all the …

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Nov 25

Pumpkin, Pasta & Pinot

I like traditional food and the leftovers at Thanksgiving; but it’s important to me to mix it up a bit. There’s room in my kitchen to incorporate seasonal flavors, like a new pumpkin recipe, into something exciting.  There is usually not, however, room in my refrigerator for leftovers beyond the time I still find them …

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Nov 22

Willamette Valley, Oregon Wins!

One visit to the Willamette Valley, Oregon for their wines will convenience you that this award is well deserved.   Willamette Valley, OR Win!         The Willamette Valley has great town such as Carlton, Wine Capital of Oregon.                                                             North Willamette Map


Photos with piles of bright juicy perfectly ripe raspberries are awesome. Sometimes one perfect raspberry is all that is needed. But when there are hundreds on the bushes, try making Chocolate-Raspberry Macarons.


One Perfect Raspberry

One Perfect Raspberry

Jun 26

Chocolate-Raspberry Macarons

Chocolate-Raspberry Macarons   INGREDIENTS Use precise weight measurements for best results ·       4.5 ounces (1 3/4 cups) almond flour or meal ·       7.5 ounce (2 cups minus 3 tablespoons) powdered sugar ·       Dash salt ·       4 ounces (1/2 cup) egg whites (no yolks) ·       1 ounce (2 tablespoons) extra-fine granulated sugar ·       4 drops red food color …

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Dec 12

Roasted Garlic Rosemary Au Gratin Potatoes

Imagine – two of the most popular potato recipes blended together. Make Roasted Garlic Rosemary Au Gratin Potatoes this week! Ingredients: 5 cups red potatoes that have been diced to 1/2 inch cubes 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup flour 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary lightly chopped 1 3/4 cup milk freshly ground …

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Nov 29

Leftovers ON Thanksgiving

We decided to switch it up a bit this year for Thanksgiving. For several years, we have debated cooking the full blown meal for just the two of us. After all, how long can one really eat leftovers? The problem is that we really like the Thanksgiving meal and all the fixings. We like the …

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Mar 09

Guinness Chocolate Cake

That’s right, there is real Guinness® in the batter of the Guinness Chocolate Cake! Deep color and flavor from a super moist cake without being too sweet. It is finished with a “head” of icing on top. People you share it with will be amazed how delicious it is. Guinness® Chocolate Cake  

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Feb 05

Arizona Wine Country

Wine Country. The terms inspire all the senses. You expect to stand at vast rows of grapes and see them make their way over green, or maybe golden, hills. In the most distance horizon, you may see a mountain top barely discernible under a misty cloud. There can be a chill in the air or …

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