Dirty Shirleys

I’m a sucker for a food trend, or in this case, a cocktail trend so when I read in the New York Times Food Section that 2022 was going to be the Summer of Dirty Shirleys, I had to try it! A Dirty Shirley is basically a Shirley Temple with vodka in it. That’s it.Continue reading “Dirty Shirleys”

Wyatt’s World

My Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Forrest Gump Which is how I ended up seated next to a Professional Mermaid. But more on that later… Last weekend was a busy one with the Kentucky Derby and Mother’s Day. I went over to myContinue reading “Wyatt’s World”

Yum Yum Shrimp

This post was supposed to be for Josie’s Pickled Eggplant, but I already posted that recipe on February 10th of this year. I am working on improving my Foodie in Miami website and one of the things I want to do is have an index of recipes, so they are easy to find and access.Continue reading “Yum Yum Shrimp”

Grace, Frankie and Gigi?

Have you heard about the Coastal Grandmother lifestyle trend? Think Diane Keaton in Something’s Got to Give, where she has a fabulous beach house, dresses in neutral, natural fabrics, takes long walks on the beach, drinks freshly ground coffee, sips good wine, cooks simple but delicious food, listens to French music and, overall, enjoys travelingContinue reading “Grace, Frankie and Gigi?”

Pasta, Josie’s Way

When I mentioned to Kelley I had Ham leftovers, she told me Josie, my late, great aunt, had a pasta recipe that used ham. Of course I had to have her text it to me; I’m so glad we were able to get Josie’s recipes before she passed away. She liked to enter her recipesContinue reading “Pasta, Josie’s Way”

In Good Company

So for two years, I avoided it like the plague. I washed my hands for 20 seconds, stayed six feet apart from my fellow man, hand sanitized my hands raw, wiped down groceries, sprayed disinfectant on the mail, Instacarted groceries, Amazoned everything, had shoe washing stations outside my front door, wiped down all surfaces withContinue reading “In Good Company”

Best in the Big Apple

New York is a very special city for Zeke and I. It’s where he took me to pick out the diamond for my engagement ring on the anniversary of our first date, February 7th, the year we got married. Ever the romantic, Zeke insisted on continuing to visit New York on that date. I haveContinue reading “Best in the Big Apple”

Best Mac ‘N Cheese

So it’s a very busy week this week, cooking-wise, for me. There’s Easter, of course, but also Passover and Phoenix’s First Birthday Party on Saturday. The inspiration for his party was “The Ants Go Marching One by One”, his favorite song and it’s a Camping Theme. So, there will be my Mom’s Deviled Eggs, SmokedContinue reading “Best Mac ‘N Cheese”

No Spring Chicken

So we had a great time visiting our friends Brooks and Sharon in The Villages, a 55+ community. We left them early Sunday, in order to get home to do Yard Work (Zeke) and to watch The Academy Awards and Pre-Pre Shows (me). I’ve always loved movies and as someone who got their Masters inContinue reading “No Spring Chicken”