not your mamas chili 2

I’ve got chili down and it is good… last time I made it (not your mamas chili) I used Not Your Father’s Rootbeer. So this time I opted to use no alcohol (shocking) and see if I could get good flavor anyway. I used ground turkey AND some of the leftover chicken from my broth…

bone stock does your body good

I’d been hearing the raves of the benefits of bone broth lately (google it there’s a lot out there on the topic!) and since my NY16 focus is to do my best to eat more healthy and fresh, I thought this was a good way to get that commitment into reality. Not hard at all-…

easy bake quiche

After a day at the wineries, we were all due for a cozy day in. Starting the day off with quiche fills you up for a long haul of resting on the couch. Inspiration here was Tillamook white cheddar cheese from the wine country excursion and ciabatta bread left over that we were supposed to…

not your mamas chili

My mom, who lives in Ohio, came to town to visit to spend the holidays with us. For her arrival I wanted to make something special and get the house smelling yummy! Memories of her chili, the cold weather and rain (which is NoCal version of an Ohio snow day), inspired me to make my…

orange liqueur olive oil pound cake with pomegranate glaze

The main inspiration on this one was a special gift for a dear friend’s birthday- the ideas started flowing remembering  a rum cake the previous week at another good friend’s party (could I do it without a bundt cake pan and with another liqueur and get similar results?), having access to a very old bottle…

mi amore sauce

He said, “Jenn this is the best sauce I’ve ever had in my life… and I’m Italian” hence we named it so. Sauces are definitely something at this point I don’t really think about… they just happen and evolve.                                

asian beef vegetable medley soup

Inspired by the local farmers market of my new home since September, we found some delight talking to the farmers about produce we weren’t familiar with. One of those was opo squash. It’s a bit chilly out so I challenged the idea of making an asian-themed soup with the opo, bok choy, scallions, beef, ginger…

signs of spring- catching up…

Catching up since October… spring has sprung! Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged but I’ve been snapping shots and recording memories in my mind for that precious luxurious day when I can sit and ponder and write about what I’ve been doing, my commitment to myself to preserve memories to share (which I…