Let me share my adventures and stories in hopes to inspire you.

Put on your walking shoes and your eating pants I have found a fantastic way to get to know a new city in three to four hours. I’m sure it will be no surprise to you that it centers around food! Recently, I have started taking food tours when I arrive in a city. I […]

January 31, 2023

Food Tours and Why I Love Them.

Should they stay or should they go Recently, I was cleaning out my pantry and it got me thinking. A lot of people do their big cleaning in the spring or fall but January is my time for a good refresh.  I have a huge collection of cookbooks. Before moving from MA to TX, I […]

January 17, 2023

My 2023 Food Trend Wish List

New year but the same ol’ me I am not one who loves to make New Year’s resolutions. I’ve done so in the past and when I have failed at them, I feel like I let myself and possibly others down. Why set myself up for failure, right?  Word of the year For the last […]

January 4, 2023

Going into 2023 with Grace, Grit and Gratitude

If you want to learn how to make pasta, Modena is the place to go! I have tried to make pasta numerous times, and had even invested in a pasta, roller and pasta cutter too attached to my KitchenAid. Every time I try to make pasta it has been an epic fail. One night when […]

December 22, 2022

Cooking Lesson in Modena

Give me all of the background Rimini, Italy is a very well known beach resort on the Adriatic Sea in north east part of Italy. It is located in the Emilia-Romagna region, and is the capital city of the Province of a Rimini. It is approximately an hour and 20 minute drive south east of […]

December 13, 2022

A Few Days in Rimini, Italy

It has been a great year for cookbooks Back in August I did a review of my favorite cookbooks this far in 2022. While I continue to experiment with those cookbooks, I recently have purchased a lot of cookbooks this fall to check out and cook through. Honestly, I haven’t gotten to test a ton […]

December 6, 2022

Best Cookbooks in 2022

I remember when I was a lot younger that I thought any gift that I received should not be something for the kitchen. I have no idea where that thought came from because I love to cook and entertain so that type of gift is a logical one for me. Here are my favorite gift […]

November 22, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide

Oh Bologna! I blame Stanley Tucci for my desire to visit the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, this includes the largest city, Bologna. We have a trip planned for Tuscany in the fall of 2023 (rescheduled from 2020) so that is when I thought I would first make it to Italy. Thankfully, I was wrong. I […]

November 19, 2022

Bologna, Italy. An incredible food paradise!

It’s that time a year again. Time to talk turkey. If you are hosting Thanksgiving, you are probably in the midst of planning your menus, writing your grocery list and thinking about how you want to style your table. Below I will share my tips, tricks and go-to ideas to help create a stress-free holiday. […]

November 11, 2022

Let’s Talk Turkey

I am only going to take carry on bags for 10 days and no, I am not crazy Packing can be such a daunting task. You’re excited to go on your trip, no doubt. Most of the time but the thought of getting everything you need in one or two suitcases is overwhelming to say […]

October 27, 2022

Packing for Italy