GUACAMOLE 2ish cups When I would go out to restaurants and order guacamole and chips, it’s not that I didn’t like the guacamole, I merely thought it could be improved. I decided to make the Avocado be the star. On a quick side note, a babysitter came over years ago and ate some of my […]

Screaming Eagle

Screaming Eagle

There is a California wine named Screaming Eagle. Probably most people have never heard of it because it sells for around $2,500++ PER BOTTLE. Received 100 points from both Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate in past years. It always remains in the 90+ point range. For non-wine drinkers, anything 90-100 points is impressive with 100 […]


Caymus Wine

Ok, I know, I have this Italian thing going on. It’s really my husband’s Italian thing going on…. I just sort of tag along…. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Italy very much. My father’s side is Italian from both the northern and southern regions. My maiden name was un-mistakingly Italian. Why all the […]


Italian Cooking

Ciao! Cooking helps me, not only stay nourished, but gives my brain something ELSE to think about. I have traveled to quite a few places and my favorite food group is always Italian. Hands down, the best food is usually the most simple food. And for me, Italian cookery is that. If you’ve ever been […]

Food Wine

Foodie Blog

Before I began this blog, for YEARS, my friends told me to do a blog on food/cooking/baking. I do share a kind of kinship with food, as we all do. I like to find a recipe (read it step by step), buy the ingredients, and hunker down… sometimes with a glass of wine 🙂 My […]

Brownie Slice

Brownie Lovers Brownies

BROWNIE LOVERS BROWNIES 350 for 25+ minutes 8×8 foil lined pan that comes up over the edges or you can do what I do and use a disposable pan 8oz. semi-sweet chocolate ½ c. butter 1 tsp. coffee (I usually use instant) 2 eggs ¾ c. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla (good vanilla) ¼ c. flour […]