Tag: Recipes


Handyman Collins

If ever there were an appropriate post-yardwork cocktail, this would be it. Four ingredients make up a simple and refreshing drink that’s still strong enough to make any day better. The original cocktail is the genius creation of Adam Bryan, a mixologist in the ATX whom I used to bug whenever I had a hankering for […]

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Flanders Braised Short Ribs

This post comes to you from the couch in my new living room, curled up next to an electric fireplace that they used to stage the home, with a large mug of bourbon spiked apple cider.  I love this house. And normally I would love the rain that’s pitter pattering against the windows. But not […]

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Cider Brined Pork Chops with Apple & Almond Stuffing

Apple post 2 of 3! Autumn in San Diego is a funny thing – the weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind. My morning no longer begins with the sun in my window. Instead, fog holds tightly to the ground and doesn’t let up until I reach the freeway at the bottom of the […]

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Saison Paloma

Now that I live in San Diego, I want to spend every day possible at the beach. Burying my toes in the sand with a bright blue sky above brings a happiness beyond words. Two years spent land locked in Texas created a longing I didn’t even know existed until paddled out one sunny morning. It’s […]

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Smoked Porter BBQ Sauce & Grilled Chicken

I finally bought a DSLR! Why on earth did it take me so long to do that?? The day I started this blog I knew I needed to upgrade from ye olde point and shoot. We eat with our eyes and the 6 year old Lumix wasn’t doing the deliciousness justice! Yet, somehow it kept getting […]

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Nut Brown Peach & Blackberry Pie

Growing up, my mom let us pick out what we wanted for dinner on our birthday. I always asked for the same thing: boysenberry apple crumb pie from Julian Pie Company. I’m not sure if it’s the boysenberries that are just sweet enough, the perfectly flakey and buttery crust, or just good ol’ fashioned nostalgia […]

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