Saturday, September 13, 2014

Gourmet Comfort Food

I'm such the foodie. I love to try new things...well, not necessarily just new foods but dishes made with a twist. Perhaps paired with something that you wouldn't ordinarily think to pair a particular food with. Namely speaking, last nights dinner. My husband and I went to the Cleveland Heath located in downtown Edwardsville, Illinois...Oh my...DELICIOUS! That's all I can say.

Beet Salad

Beet Salad - baby beets, grilled scallion, sesame yogurt, pistachio, candied lemon

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Contsance Germany (Konstanz, Deutschland) and the Rude Awakening

So - I just recently returned from Constance, Germany.The photo immediately below is a picture of Konstanzer Münster (Constance Cathedral) and the one below is taken from the spire area atop the cathedral looking out onto Lake Constance (known to German speakers as der Bodensee). September is a wonderful time of the year to be in this part of Germany (Baden-Württemburg).

Konstanzer Münster (Münster Unserer Lieben Frau)
The lake lies on the north side of the Swiss Alps, at the meeting point of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, forming part of the course of the River Rhine.
A view of Lake Constance from the Konstanzer Münster

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dinner with My Son...

With both my children all grown up, it's not often that I get to sit down and have a meal with them....just because. So, while my husband was being busy with his job and my son home from a little road trip, I decided to cook us dinner. Cooking is one of my hobbies and favorite things to do, especially when I'm preparing a meal for someone else.
I recently had purchased Trisha Yearwood's cookbooks and decided this would be a good time to try it her way. I'm so glad I did! For starters, Trisha fixes her mac n cheese in a crockpot! I've never had it this way or prepared in this manner. I must tell you that it was very delicious! I fixed the roast beef with gravy. It takes 3 hours for both to cook so, I was able to go off and do other things. I loved that!
And then, for dessert, I fixed her quick and easy apple dumplings. I was a little hesitant about it because I'm accustomed to fixing them from scratch BUT oh my goodness....they were very scrumptious.
My son loved it and so did I! I can't wait to try some of the other recipes Trish's way.

Crockpot Mac N Cheese