Pre-surgery fun

I’m having surgery in the morning, and I’ve been consumed with getting everything ready before I’m out of commission. But I decided it was also important to have a bit of fun before it all. So yesterday, my dear friend Mark visited and drove us out to the coast for a calming breath of salty,…

Fresh purple sage sauce

I bought butternut squash ravioli with the idea to make a sage-infused browned butter sauce for it. After a freshly snipped sage sniff test, Mama and I decided to use the smaller Purple Sage leaves. The giant Jerusalem sage wasn’t as fragrant. Without any recipe or research—or even measuring, I just browned a chunk of…

Giant peach dumplings

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying these giant fresh peach dumplings in cognac sauce with Mama! I used a recipe from the first Smitten Kitchen cookbook, except I swapped out Bourbon for Madagascar Vanilla Cognac (because that’s what we had). Delicious! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 279 of…

California twist on Venetian small bites

Reading posts from a year ago reminded us how much we loved the small bites dishes in Venice. We decided to craft our own version with goodies from today’s farmers market and our own garden. I made two types of tasty small bites, both on wee slices of ciabatta from the market. One was soft…

Scrumptious lamb burgers

For tonight’s dinner, I grilled these amazing lamb burgers stuffed with feta cheese and kalamata olives. Mama’s new helper made them for us and all I had to do was grill and assemble! I toasted the pretzel buns and added tzatziki sauce, butter lettuce, and cucumbers on the side. We could not stop exclaiming about…

Tacos because… Tuesday

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was homestyle Taco Tuesday! As if we really needed an excuse to enjoy tacos! I stuffed our crunchy tacos with sautéed beef and onion, butter lettuce, tomatoes from our garden, Jack cheese, and sour cream. Yum! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 232…

A pizza reward

After helping Mama with a calendaring project that required intricate cutting and gluing, our big reward was ordering pizza delivery for dinner! Our food was delayed a very long time, but it was still nice to have dinner sorted. And it was delicious! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was a great pizza reward! What was your #OneGoodThing…