yesterday’s nosh

So much good food yesterday. Breakfast was green eggs and green toast. I added some liquid aminos to my avocado and mashed it up and spread it on toast. It’s almost better than butter. Plus scrambled eggs with cheddar and broccoli. Yum. I had an apple as a snack in the morning. Then for lunch…

thalita’s caipirinha

A Brazilian cocktail which is especially refreshing during the hot steamy months of Brazilian summer. If you cannot find Cachaça, use vodka instead. Ingredients 2 limes, quartered 2 TB of sugar (or more, to taste) 1 to 2 oz of Caipirinha lots of ice Muddle the lime and sugar together in the bottom of a cocktail…

twelve drummers drumming

There are actually 12 days of Christmas. I am not sure if you knew that. In our family, we celebrate the last night of Christmas, the 12th night. I hosted my first 12th night party this year. My dad’s mom actually started the tradition (which hails from medieval Europe). My grandfather was a doctor in…

hosting friendsgiving: thursday

Thanksgiving morning. The big day. Time to let your hosting prowess shine. I apologize in advance for not getting a ton of pictures during the feasting (or of the finished products). After days of cooking, and a little too much champagne, we just wanted to eat. Basically, if you have pepper appropriately, you can begin…

hosting friendsgiving: wednesday

Ok guys so Thanksgiving was crazy. I am so sorry about how late this post is. I cooked literally all day on Wednesday. Here is what we did… First, the turkey went in the fridge (covered in herb butter) so the skin could dry out (makes it crispy when it cooks).   Then the casseroles…

hosting friendsgiving: tuesday

We are t minus 2 days until the big turkey day. I am making the entire feast for (at least) 6 adults and 2 kids (plus Harper who doesn’t eat turkey yet). I LOVE Thanksgiving and I only get to make the meal once a year. We cannot go home to see family this year…

acorn squash and gorgonzola salad

Happy fall, everyone. Here in Louisiana, it never really feels like fall. But I am celebrating my favorite season, dammit. That means pumpkin bread, TV fireplace (because a real on is out of the question here), and squash. I sort of stole this salad idea from Valerie Burtinelli (food network personality, former wife of Eddie…

thirsty thursday: sedona signature martini

Ok, so I totally stole this recipe from Sedona Taphouse – a lovely restaurant I used to frequent during my time in Richmond, VA. This drink it so die for. Its a little tiny bit sweet and citrusy with a kick of vodka (I use Tito’s of course.) And I love my child, but sometimes,…