For Day1, Part I go here. We had planned to stop at R+D Kitchen for lunch as part of our itinerary. We had been here a couple of times before and we liked it so much that we wanted to go again. Plus, our next appointment was at 2:00 and it was within 10 minutes […]Read More Adventures in Napa and Sonoma or Happy Anniversary to Us. Day 1, Part II
A family that we know very well visited the East Coast this last month. They took lots of pictures of their trip which we enjoyed seeing on Facebook. They did make a stop in Maine and began showing photos of lobster rolls. I couldn’t get my mind off lobster rolls (especially after seeing so many […]Read More “That’s the way we roll” Shrimp Rolls
The other day I was reading some of the comments that we received on our Facebook Page and I came across a link from a very interesting Facebook Page called On The Homefront. On her page she issued a Pantry Challenge. I thought it sounded interesting, so I spoke to Yes!Chef! about it and he […]Read More Basic Economics of the Freezer or What is that and how long has it been in there?
“There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good.”- H. L. MenckenRead More Crab Cakes: A Primer for Eaties
Activities are starting to heat up around the Schmautzhaus, even though the weather has been a little chilly, because my only daughter is getting married this summer and we have lots of planning to do. What better way to conquer the cold and plan a wedding at the same time than making something in the […]Read More Spicy Red Chicken Posole in a Crock or What to Eat While You Are Planning a Wedding
Picadillo: ( “mince”) is a traditional dish in many Latin American countries and the Philippines (where it is known as giniling, and also Arroz a la Cubana) that is similar to hash. It is made with ground beef, tomatoes (tomato sauce may be used as a substitute), and other ingredients that vary by region. It […]Read More Crock Pot Picadillo and a Cold Winter Day
I love soup…especially homemade soup. I think there is nothing more homey and comforting than soup. It makes the house smell good. It warms me up. It can be easily shared. It can be frozen for a later date. It’s economical. And, it gets better the next day. What more could you ask of food?Read More Turkey Soup: It’s what’s for supper (and probably lunch)