Winter Vacation in Squaw Valley, California II

Our second day in Tahoe began like any other day with a 7:00am wake-up growl from our beloved Gigi. There was still quite a...

Winter Vacation in Squaw Valley + PlumpJack Inn

A little less than 8 years ago, Brandon surprised me with two round-trip tickets to Lake Tahoe, California so that he could take me to...

Really good, cheap wine

Now if that title doesn’t get your attention, I don’t know what will. Unless of course you don’t like wine. Which really means that...

Baked Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Donuts

I am not usually a lemon dessert kind of gal. Lemon meringue pie? No thanks, I’ll pass. But there is something about blueberries and...

Paris II

Another “must do” while you are in Paris is exploring all of the famous and historical art in the many different museums they have...

Whole Wheat Caprese Tart

The first time I attempted this recipe, it was not a success. I would say it was more like a failure. With an eggy...

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

I admit I don’t usually buy-in to Valentine’s Day very much. It is fun when you are in a new relationship and have the...

Paris I

Just hearing the word Paris puts me in a dreamy, relaxed state of mind that invites romance. When I traveled here in the summer...

Breakfast in Berkeley

Hi there! I hope you all had a nice weekend which included some Super Bowl fun, if that’s what you like. On Friday night,...

Shiitake Mushroom and Sweet Pea Risotto

Cooking with wine is always a challenge for me… Mainly because I want to drink all of it. As a weeknight dinner, risotto can...