New Orleans, Louisiana

Photo provided by author Last month was our 17th wedding anniversary. Somewhere along the line, my husband and I began taking trips to celebrate. This year, we went  to New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is known for Mardi Gras, its jazzy music, and fine food. Mardi Gras takes place in February, so we just missed... Continue Reading →

New York, New York

In mid-November, my husband and I took a weeklong trip to New York City, and it was fabulous!! We ate at GATO NYC, one of Bobby Flay's restaurants. They had a semi-open kitchen and I kept looking for him through the window, but he wasn't there lol! The food was delicious. On Bobby Flay's show,... Continue Reading →

Bloggers’ Block

I have it. It seems to happen every 3 or so months, and there's nothing I can do but take a break. I've tried forcing myself to write in the past, and that just doesn't work for me. So please be patient with me. I'll be back by the end of the month. Thanks!

Sombreronis

My husband and I were in Galena, Illinois about a year ago and walked past a pasta shop. They sold different-colored pasta, pasta in a variety of flavors, and pasta in different shapes. The pasta that caught my eye, because I'd never seen anything like it before, were sombreronis. So named because they're shaped like... Continue Reading →

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