Another Wine Blog Wins Washington Wine Tour!

We are there, dude! After much anticipation, the nice people from announced the winners for WBC-or-Bust, a three-day excursion from Seattle to Walla Walla, Washington for the 2010 Wine Bloggers’ Conference. The WBC-or-BUST Washington wine industry campaign and contest was created to draw national attention to Washington wine regions and wineries, while building interest and excitement for this year’s WBC event in Walla Walla. Bloggers were invited to sign up on and blog […]

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How sweet it is! Sickly sweet even…

The other night we participated in an on-line tasting of Texas wine. There were four wines, all provided by Mandola winery located in Driftwood, Texas. Amy and I had stopped there one afternoon a few years ago on our way home from the BBQ capitol of the universe. At the time, it appeared that they had just planted their vines, and indeed they were making wine with grapes that had been shipped in. The wine […]

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Be a Home Superstar Chef (Part 9 – pizza)

This is part 9 of our on-going Home Superstar Chef series. The previous posts in this series were Part 1 – Good Pans, Part 2 – Shallots, Part 3 – Pine Nuts, Part 4 – Knives,  Part 5 – High Heat Cooking, Part 6 – Restaurant Supply Houses, Part 7 – Pork Chops and Part 8 – Garlic. This entry will deal with pizza. We have probably all seen the commercial on TV hawking a […]

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Mother’s Day Blessings

This post was originally written May 11, 2008. The menu has changed, but the sentiments have not. Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Holidays are a time when we take stock of how we have been blessed in life. Today leads me to think about how I am blessed by having my own mother, the stepmother of my children, and her mother all in my life to celebrate. My mother raised me, taught me to be an […]

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Indulgence: Dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico

One of the highlights of our December trip to New Orleans was dinner at Emeril’s Delmonico. This was one of the events on our itinerary that I was looking forward to most. Many foodies have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Chef Emeril Lagasse, and I am no different. His TV shows shtick sometimes obscures that he is truly a culinary giant. On one hand you have the “BAM!” guy whose audience seemingly experience orgasmic […]

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