An Upstate New York Tradition

Ask anyone who lives in the greater Syracuse area what they do during the last week of summer leading up to Labor Day and their answers may be the same – why, visit the New York State Fair, of course! That’s what we did the other night and we hit all the usual spots, includingContinue reading “An Upstate New York Tradition”

Sour Grapes (or Lemons)

I haven’t posted since early last week because I’ve been a tiny bit stressed out. In addition to school starting again (for me, not the kids yet!), I’ve been dealing with a new car issue. It’s the worst. I purchased a 2016 Kia Sorento from Fucillo Kia of Clay in May and Aug. 15 it startedContinue reading “Sour Grapes (or Lemons)”

#WineWednesday Dinner for Two

This past week, my husband and I were mostly on our own for dinner. Since our 2-year-old doesn’t tend to eat much of anything, we’ve enjoyed “adult” dinners that we don’t always have with the kids. One of our favorites (even me who doesn’t normally love steak) is this Steak with Fennel and Olives recipe IContinue reading “#WineWednesday Dinner for Two”

Pairing “Meatless” Monday Recipes with Wine

Every Monday, the hashtag #MeatlessMonday trends on Twitter. People share recipes and other healthy ways they limit meat. I do eat meat however I also enjoy lots of vegetarian dishes that incorporate beans and/or other protein sources. My famous eggplant parmesan has been shared on this blog before, and a nice Sangiovese or Valpolicella isContinue reading “Pairing “Meatless” Monday Recipes with Wine”

Happy 100th Birthday Julia Childs!

Today’s Google doodle features Julie Childs, the famous chef. She would have been 100 today. In honor of her, I thought I’d share a favorite recipe of my own. Enjoy! Eggplant Parmesan 1 large eggplant Cooking oil 1 egg 1/2 cup milk Bread crumbs Tomato sauce (can be jar or homemade) Mozzarella cheese Parmesan cheeseContinue reading “Happy 100th Birthday Julia Childs!”