soup on a hot day.

i've probably said this before, but i'll say it again.. i love to cook and try new recipes. last week i wanted to make something that i've never attempted before, yet a classic recipe. potato soup. i have never been a die-hard fan of potato soup, but it seemed like a good venture from our…

new orleans.

a few years ago, i went to new orleans with a friend. it was my first time in the city, not her's, so she planned everything. before i go any farther...i love to try new things. and i love spooky stuff. but i got WAY more than i bargained for. see, my dear friend can…

valentine.

with all the hype about valentine's day, i must say that its much different now than it used to be. dinner, a card, flowers, etc. seemed to be the thing to do. but now that we have kids, i'd rather spend the time having a special dinner with my husband and kids rather than get…

red wine.

for dinner last evening i made pork chops. typically, i would leave this up to my husband since he is king of the grill and living in a warm climate allows us the opportunity to grill most everything. instead, i made them on the stove top. my husband raved about how tasty they were and…

let's talk about cooking.  have you seen the movie julie & julia?  talk about inspiring.  not only did it motivate me to purchase some french cook books, but also boosted my confidence to try different and possibly challenging recipes.  not all french recipes, though.  i'm trying new things..in a wide array of flavors and complexity. …