Friday Cocktail – @AngryOrchard Crisp Apple


I’m not a big beer drinker. My friend Dude brews his own and thought perhaps it is the “hoppy” flavor I don’t like. He had some samples last fall for me to try and I he’s right.

When, if I’m going to drink a non-spirit, non-wine, alcohol drink I lean toward Hard . . . → Read More: Friday Cocktail – @AngryOrchard Crisp Apple

The Best Guacamole Recipe I’ve Ever Had


Just in time for Super Bowl, I have a treat for you… the BEST guacamole recipe I’ve ever had! But before I get to it, I need to give you a little backstory… I have a confession. Please don’t hate me, historically I can’t stand avocados which means that I can’t stand guacamole. See… . . . → Read More: The Best Guacamole Recipe I’ve Ever Had

Friday Cocktail – Homemade Amaretto


A couple of weeks ago I mentioned last week I LOVE Disaronno Amaretto. Downside… it can be expensive, but I’ve always thought it was worth it. Well, about a month ago, Paula from Paula has some AMAZING recipes, one which I was compelled to make is her Homemade Amaretto. I would love . . . → Read More: Friday Cocktail – Homemade Amaretto

Friday Cocktail – Disaronno and Cranberry


If you recall, I mentioned that on New Year’s Eve, Hubby and I watched New Year’s Eve. Towards the end (1:29:42 into it), Sam (Josh Duhamel) arrives at the party and is handed his Disaronno and Cranberry cocktail. Admittedly, I’d not heard of this drink before watching the movie. Since I like cranberry . . . → Read More: Friday Cocktail – Disaronno and Cranberry

AMAZING Customer Service – @Beaterblade


If you’re like me, you likely do A LOT of Christmas baking. A few years ago I bought a KitchenAid bowl-lift mixer from Costco. I LOVE IT, save for one little thing… the metal blade doesn’t clean the sides of the bowl that well. I hated having to stop and scrap the sides. OK, . . . → Read More: AMAZING Customer Service – @Beaterblade

Mama’s Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic Redux


The weather here in Portland has been down right COLD. Today’s high was a whopping 31 degrees (-1 C). Our normal average for this time of year is 47 (8 C).

Anyway, I decided on such a cold day I wanted homemade soup. I didn’t want to make chicken noodle… partly because I . . . → Read More: Mama’s Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic Redux