Movie Review

baked maple bacon mini donuts

I’ve been cooking almost all day, and what a fun day it’s been. Playing with the Demarle pans again! This time I made Chicken Cordon Bleu in the grande mold…and when Gracie got home we made a batch of these baked maple bacon mini donuts in the donut pan. Everything turned out so good. I…

six senses saturday

seeing ~THIS movie in the theater today… Daniel Craig is the best bond since Connery, just sayin’… candlelight on our front porch for date night… and bittersweet growing like mad among the climbing rose bushes, pine trees and grapevines out in our back yard. feeling ~ close to completing my latest yarn expedition and eager…

truvy’s cuppa cuppa cake

“It’s a cuppa flour, a cuppa sugar, a cuppa fruit cocktail with the juice. Mix it and bake it till brown and bubbly. Serve it with ice cream to cut the sweetness.” ~ Truvy (played by Dolly Parton in the movie ‘Steel Magnolias’) I watched Steel Magnolias a few nights ago and was intrigued by…

more scenes from our summer staycation ~ days 3,4 & 5

ahhhhh….what a lovely at-home vacation it was…traveled to Cannon Falls for some live music, vino, antiquing and waterfall gazing…grilled some pizzas…saw THIS movie (which was awesome)…lounged around the house…started reading THIS book… had a yummy dinner at THIS restaurant…entertained my daughter’s cat (Doug)… and took a few hammock naps. I hope you’re all enjoying summer!…

six senses saturday ~ the harbor view cafe

Italian bread salad with homemade dressings : creamy french and blue cheese vinaigrette linguini papalina ~ proscuitto, mushrooms, garlic, cream and parmesan mixed grill ~ pork sausage, lamb, beef, kidney, chicken and liver with chutney coq au vin ~ red wine braised chicken wine tasting notes : Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc ~ mineral, fresh herbs, citrus…

six senses saturday

feeling :: a warm cup of Assam tea in my hands tasting :: the last jam tart and THESE sandwiches smelling :: rain and lilacs seeing :: THIS movie hearing :: Jonsi in the glorious soundtrack to the movie “We Bought a Zoo” knowing :: “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream…

six senses saturday

smelling :: guilded lotus flowering art tea seeing :: these little snapshots of a fabulous day with my best friend hearing :: the Chocolat soundtrack tasting :: ooey gooey caramel rolls from Tobie’s and a cup of English Breakfast tea feeling :: excited to be traveling into the cities today to spend more time with…

six senses saturday

feeling :: newly felted wool sweaters for mitten making tasting :: rotisserie chicken tacos smelling :: Jeff’s crafish bisque simmering on the stove hearing :: Ray Lamontagne sing THIS, THIS and THIS seeing :: big mooshy kitty snoozing on big mooshy comforter and the gorgeous, fabulous, can’t get enough of it… COCO before Chanel knowing…

scenes from a girlfriends’ weekend

I just returned home from the best weekend ever! I got to spend time with by BFF Jana. What a fun, relaxing couple of days. Thanks Jana! I thought I’d share our adventure with you and include some restaurant reviews, wine tasting notes and movie reviews while I’m at it. Yesterday I arrived just in…

baked oatmeal

butter a 10 inch pie plate in a small bowl, combine: 3 large eggs 1 and 3/4 cups milk 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup applesauce in a big bowl, combine: 1 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt 4 and 3/4 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg…