A good day in my book consists of quality time with my favorite people and/or time spent doing any one of my favorite things. On this windy February Sunday, I got to partake in a few of my favorite pass-times… baking, photography, writing and gardening. It was a good day. 🙂 I’m sure I’ve mentioned … Continue reading
Strangers are Friends Waiting to Happen!
It’s been 3 years since I’ve written. 3 years. I hope I remember how to do this. 😉 4 years ago this past June, I searched the inter-webs for a Mobile Groomer. My gentle-giant of a cat Andy, weighing in at 18 lbs needed a good grooming and my vet office at the time would … Continue reading
Christmas Shenanigans of an Elf!
If you have small children and don’t live inside a bubble, you’re all too familiar with the craze known as Elf On The Shelf. If you have older children or don’t yet have children like myself, my guess is that you too haven’t escaped the elf craze. Elf posts are plastered all over social networking … Continue reading
Prosciutto and Fig!
I recently started a new work schedule allowing more time in the afternoons to plan, shop and prep for meals. Amongst other things. Like afternoon naps. 🙂 If there is a drawback to my new schedule it would be the ability to catch my top 3 Food Network ladies – Pioneer Woman, Barefoot Contessa and Giada. Generally this wouldn’t be … Continue reading
“Beet It” Salad!
Another Instagram inspired dish, “Beet It” Salad, roasted beets with goat cheese and fresh parsley. Although I’m not much a fan of goat cheese, the creamy richness of the cheese is a must with this salad. Absolutely divine. Especially when served warm. But this salad is just as yummy cold. 🙂 “Beet It” Salad Fresh Beets … Continue reading
Magic Mug Cake!
What if I told you that you could have a decadently delicious chocolate cake prepared and baked in 5 minutes? What if I also told you that you probably have all the ingredients to make said cake NOW? Would you run to your cupboards and get to baking? I cannot take credit for this recipe … Continue reading
Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day which takes place mid September, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage, pride and the 5th of May (the day after Star Wars Day ~ May the 4th be with you! 😉 )! Many find the day a good excuse to indulge in … Continue reading
Healthy Banana Pecan Ice-Cream!
During a time that many of us are trying to eat healthier, I strongly feel we also need a healthy balance. Diets that cut too much of this or too much of that often set one up for failure. You know how it goes, that which we cannot have we want more of. That doesn’t … Continue reading
I enjoyed a wonderful day in the Napa Valley with my friend Tina yesterday afternoon. We started our adventure at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone where we attended a cooking demo by the talented Chef Bobby Childs. Chef Childs served up our Goat Cheese stuffed Turkey Sliders and Red Pepper-Apricot Relish with a … Continue reading
Raspberry Macarons with Dark Chocolate Ganache
I had wanted this post to be a Valentine related post, but due to launching a website for my photography, A.V. Campbell Photography and the fact that my heart-shaped Macarons looked more like big blobs, this post was delayed. But hey, better late than never! 🙂 Have you ever eaten a perfectly round, light and … Continue reading