A Whole Lotta Duck

The shredded duck empanadas.

Several months ago, on a whim, I sous vide some duck legs for my friends. They were outstanding, and I ordered more. My plan was to make duck legs over the 4th of July weekend. There was only one problem: I had six legs and seven dinner guests. I enlisted . . . → Read More: A Whole Lotta Duck

Cooking Without Recipes: 5 Easy Restaurant Quality Meals

London broil and zucchini – a meal I make fequently after driving all day.

It is no secret that I like to eat. A lot. I also like cooking without recipes most often. Like everyone else, I am frequently pressed for time. Instead of picking up crappy takeout, I have a few go-to meals . . . → Read More: Cooking Without Recipes: 5 Easy Restaurant Quality Meals

Keeping Your Dog Safe on the 4th of July

Latke will stay in this place for most of July 4th weekend.

Coming up soon is Latke’s least favorite day of the year: the 4th of July. While we celebrate our independence, she shakes with fear wondering how in the hell freedom can be so loud. Latke chimed in with some advice for you, . . . → Read More: Keeping Your Dog Safe on the 4th of July

Key West Summer Dining Specials, Part 1

We always run into friends at Azur.

It’s summer. Each step into the sweltering heat reminds us that (a) it is time to seek air conditioning as often as possible and (b) summer dining specials are ramping up. Part b is the more interesting one to me. I will update you as the summer . . . → Read More: Key West Summer Dining Specials, Part 1

Surviving on Lettuce, Eliminating (almost) Everything

None for me, at least for a while.

Oh, the joys of getting older and developing new food sensitivities (and poorer eyesight, but that is a different post). After reacting poorly (I won’t bore you with the gastrointestinal details) to several foods, but not knowing exactly which foods, my doctor has suggested an elimination . . . → Read More: Surviving on Lettuce, Eliminating (almost) Everything

100 Calories (and a Chobani Coupon for You)

In the weeks leading up to our vacation, I tried to be good about my eating. Really. I exercised as much as possible, which was, sadly, not quite enough. I avoided fried foods and carbs, at least in theory. So when the folks at Chobani sent over this graphic (and a coupon, scroll to the . . . → Read More: 100 Calories (and a Chobani Coupon for You)

Cook for Today… and Tomorrow

Greek Salad Salmon: easy, speedy and delicious.

I cook a lot. I enjoy it (usually), and I know I will eat better, healthier and less expensive (often) by cooking at home. But it is not always easy, and I will admit, there are times when I am not motivated. (Too busy! Tired! Don’t feel . . . → Read More: Cook for Today… and Tomorrow

Is Perfection Overrated?

They are not perfect, but they are delicious.

I try out new recipes when we are having company. Usually it is a dessert, and I almost never make a trial batch because, really, who needs to eat that much dessert? (Raises hand.) I know how to cook and follow directions, and I have figured . . . → Read More: Is Perfection Overrated?

What Not to Say in Your Online Dating Profile

Clearly I am no online dating expert. FKGuy and I met as counselors at summer camp before our senior year of college. That last year consisted of long distance phone calls (with actual, corded telephones that were attached to a wall), and a lot of traveling. There was no internet. These days, my friends have . . . → Read More: What Not to Say in Your Online Dating Profile

2016

It’s 2016. A new year, new resolutions, right? No. Goals, yes. Resolutions, not so much. Now that the holidays are in our rear view mirror, and the moments of cheese souffles (of course I made them) and tipsy chocolate cherry cake are behind us, it is time to hunker down. Here are a few of . . . → Read More: 2016

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