It is Thanksgiving week.   Are there things you look forward to the most like the laughter, a pretty set table or an excuse to eat multiple pieces of pie? Maybe you love being the favorite aunt (moi), making gingerbread houses and cleaning someone else’s kitchen. I think most people like Thanksgiving because the menu is pretty much set in stone. You have a turkey, stuffing/dressing, a green veggie, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes. Don’t forget the rolls, cranberries and pies are also on the list. You can’t miss those or everyone is going to talk about you. It is like the holiday is filled withRead More →

One of the best things about writing about food is that there is always something new to learn about. There are trends with certain foods like quinoa, bacon and kale. (Bacon is not a trend to me because I’ve been all over it for years!) I’ve seen how the definition of healthy eating can range from no fat to no carbs to no wheat. I’ve even seen how they have changed plate sizes from bigger is better to little micro small plates. It is all fascinating. So when I do go into a restaurant, my goal is to learn something new. I want to tryRead More →

The summer of 2012 will probably remind most people of the events of the Olympics in London, women’s boxing and Michael Phelps,   (Okay, I personally am not a big Olympics viewer so that’s all I’ve got on that topic.) The summer 2012 will mean something completely different to me.  This is the summer of the BLT. My little side garden has grown some gold medal winning tomatoes and I am making yummy sandwiches daily. (No, I’m not going to tell you how to make a BLT.  Seriously people, we are a little more advanced than that.) The best thing that comes out of making aRead More →

Foodie Recipe for Double baked potato

I was out for lunch with one of my best friend’s (okay, it was my mom) and I overheard some people talking about their favorite common ‘taters.  I wasn’t listening very closely but I thought it was interesting that they were having a whole conversation about potatoes. Being the overly social person that I am, when my mom went to get more iced tea, I mentioned to them that my favorite potato was a double baked.  They looked at me like I was nuts (I’m used to that glazed over look) and then looked at each other completely bewildered. I could see their confusion soRead More →