Cooking · Freezer Meals · Main Dishes

Make-Ahead Ranchero Sauce Recipe

Every January, the urge to get organized hits full force. The holidays are a whirlwind of busy schedules and poor food choices, and I’m ready for some quick and easy healthy options. I love cooking, but even I need a break once in a while. When I’m in organization mode, it’s freezer meals to the rescue! I… Continue reading Make-Ahead Ranchero Sauce Recipe

Book Club · Cooking · Freezer Meals · Main Dishes

Book Club – The Toss of a Lemon

Ever since I read The Toss of a Lemon*  for the first time a few years ago, I’ve been eager to have some people to discuss it with. Not surprisingly, I’ve suggested to the book club a few times, and I was happy to learn it was this month’s selection. The book deals with complex themes… Continue reading Book Club – The Toss of a Lemon

Cocktails · Cooking · Holiday

Getting into the Halloween Spirit

For several years in a row I hosted a Spooky Cocktail Party for Halloween, complete with a full assortment of creepy yet elegant Halloween cocktails. A short but sweet menu is key to keeping guests from feeling overwhelmed by too many choices, and also makes the bartender’s job much easier.   This was a great party to… Continue reading Getting into the Halloween Spirit