Whiskey Cake

This is a recipe in four parts but well worth the effort. Besides the recipe for Whiskey Cake, you will also find a review of Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar in OKC. . . . → Read More: Whiskey Cake

Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

A review of a truly “local” restaurant and a dish inspired by that meal. Keep reading for two (almost three) recipes: yogurt-brown sugar panna cotta, “100-year-old” Balsamic, and putting it all together. . . . → Read More: Yogurt-Brown Sugar Panna Cotta with Balsamic Fruit

Texas dining

Our destination was Houston but we ended up experiencing France and Italy. . . . → Read More: Texas dining

Go West, youngman, Go West

Cowboy cooking used to consist of beans and hardtack with maybe some freshly butchered T-bones thrown in a skillet over a campfire.  Then Chef Tim Love introduced contemporary cowboy cuisine at his  Lonesome Dove Western Bistro located in the Ft. Worth Stockyards. We have dined at Chef Tim Love’s Lonesome Dove and loved it.

. . . → Read More: Go West, youngman, Go West

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and our Faux Anniversary

Well folks, the pie did it.   We went out and celebrated our faux anniversary (the night we met) and Cinco de Mayo.    (Actually, we already had dinner plans with friends but I can rationalize with the best of  ’em!)

Seriously though, we tried out a new restaurant that wasn’t new to us at all.   . . . → Read More: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and our Faux Anniversary

Some more dinin’ and stayin’ and playin’ in KC

Our latest fast and fun trip with a few restaurant recommendations and a fabulous place to stay! . . . → Read More: Some more dinin’ and stayin’ and playin’ in KC

Grinders: What a joint!

Great place to spend a Saturday afternoon in KC. . . . → Read More: Grinders: What a joint!

Michael Smith

Green Onion Risotto Recipe . . . → Read More: Michael Smith

Destination: “The Canebrake”

Stealing another cocktail idea . . . → Read More: Destination: “The Canebrake”

More Dallas trip

Unfortunately, our conference had us hooked up from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day.  We learned a lot but that did not leave us much time for adventure.

Our group did find a few great places in Dallas.

Sol Irlandes Restaurant (1525 Main St.):  One of the valets at our hotel made this recommendation.  . . . → Read More: More Dallas trip

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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