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Do you want to throw a party but you don’t want to be responsible for all of the food and drink? No problem! I have a few tips and tricks to help you organize your neighborhood block party, or a Potluck in your backyard. Set expectations  There’s a saying, “if you don’t set an expectation, […]

May 29, 2023

Throwing a PotLuck

A lot of people only think of salad as being veggies. Maybe throwing some cheese on top. The traditional panzanella salad from Italy uses stale bread combined with tomatoes and onions. While that is a lovely dish, this version is more of a meal. This salad was first introduced to me by my friend Jenna. […]

May 24, 2023

Fennel, Olive and Salami Panzanella Salad

A Great Side Dish for a Potluck When I went to see my local farmer, Bradley from Hat & Heart Farm, he had some beautiful fennel available. I tend to think of fennel as a fall vegetable due to its anise like flavor. Why not try it in a more summer flavor forward salad? I […]

May 17, 2023

Roasted Fennel and Farro Salad

If you’ve been following me for any time, you know, I love a good theme! I am all in from matching paper goods, hats, naming drinks to fit the theme, all the things you can imagine that are themeable, if that is even a word. I am going to share with you some movie nights […]

May 9, 2023

Throwing a Themed Movie Night Party

Farmer’s Market Find When I was at my local farmer’s market a few weeks ago, I was in search of eggs. My normal egg guy wasn’t there but I found someone else. I went right up to him, asked for 2 dozen and as I started to pick them up, I realized they were duck […]

May 3, 2023

Caesar Salad with Duck Egg

I love the combo of sweet and heat There is something about mixing tequila with a little muddled fruit, lime juice and a jalapeno that makes for the perfect drink. When my friend Stephanie, known on Instagram as Contained_Creations, invited me to start a new live series with her, I jumped at the chance. We […]

May 1, 2023

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita

The perfect gift Trying to find the perfect gift for someone you love can be a challenge. You want it to special and have thought behind it but what if they don’t need anything? Honestly, that is my favorite kind of gift to purchase! Below you will find some of my favorite gifts to share. […]

May 1, 2023

Springtime Gift Finds

The Perfect Summer Appetizer One of the first things you find at the farmers market every season are radishes. I love seeing them laying in bunches on the tables. Radishes have a variety of sizes and shapes, not to mention color and heat. I find the older a radish is the more the peppery flavor […]

April 18, 2023

Radish and Cambozola Toast

Olive Oil is in My Top 5 Olive oil is probably one of my top 5 used products in my kitchen. I don’t have just one variety either. Currently, I have 5 out in my counter. I use it for cake, pizza dough, pasta dishes, finishing a steak, basically if I made it, there is […]

April 18, 2023

Olive Oil, Shrimp Scampi and The Bright Angle

I like a good Bloody Mary. I adore a great Bloody Mary. One thing that makes it great is all of the fixins. Give me all of the salty things like olives and cornichons. The crunchy things like celery and dilly beans and finally a chilled shrimp. You can pickle them. Boil them or make […]

April 17, 2023

Cocktail Shrimp, Bloody Mary Style