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

Afraid I couldn’t do Ina Garten justice A few months ago, Ina Garten shared a photo of her reading a book on a rainy Saturday. She asked everyone to comment on what they were doing. I answered that I was organizing my cookbooks. In reality, I had been trying to write a blog post about […]

April 11, 2023

My Homage to the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten

One of my favorite things to put out when entertaining is a board. Some people call them grazing boards, or Nibble boards, some are both cheese and charcuterie boards. I even love a breakfast board.  One reason I really like putting all these things together on one board is to help your guest see how […]

April 4, 2023

Boards for Entertaining

Building blocks to being an entrepreneur Have you ever been up at a point in your life where you feel stuck or don’t know the next move? That was me in the spring of 2022. I will share with you how I got myself unstuck with the help of the PINK Creatives.  Let me back […]

February 28, 2023

P.I.N.K. Creatives

Where to begin As people begin to travel again, without the restrictions that we’ve had the past few years, a lot of folks have asked me a lot of questions. “How do you decide where you want to go”? “How do you figure out where to stay and what to do”? So I thought I […]

February 15, 2023

So you want to plan a trip…

Why choose Modena? Italy has wide variety of towns, villages, and cities to suit your needs. When Scot and I decided to visit the region of Emelia-Romagna, we narrowed down the cities that we wanted to spend most of our time Bologna, Modena and Rimini where our top three choices. (You can read about Bologna […]

February 7, 2023

Visiting Modena, Italy

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

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