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IMBB25: Roast Chicken with Bread and Spinach Salad

This IMBB’s theme this month — graciously chosen and hosted by Derrick at An Obsession with Food and Wine — is stale bread. Wonderful things can be made from stale bread — things like french toast and bread pudding and croutons and this spinach and bread salad.

I came across this recipe at […]

Spicy & Creamy Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup

This was a true experiment the other night as I really had no idea how it would turn out and it pretty much came about from me just finding things in the kitchen to make soup out of. I had a huge can of plum tomatoes, some time to kill and a hankerin’ for […]

Three Hotels in Four Days: The Plesantly Surprising, the Slightly Disappointing and the Pleasingly Serene

Hotel del Sol 3100 Webster San Francisco

We liked this place a lot. And, more importantly, the price was right and it smelled of cookies while we were checking in. Try finding a reasonably priced hotel within walking distance of Fisherman’s Wharf that smells like freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies! Then, try to find one […]

The Amazingly Awesome Chair that I Love

Today’s post was supposed to be about Bay Area hotels but my chair was just delivered and well…I’m slightly giddy with happiness. It’s so BIG and COMFY and I love it! LOVE IT! The chair is from Dania and I have longed for it for over two years.

I need to go into […]

Irresistible & Slightly Spicy Mexican Mac & Cheese

I made this meal last week when it was all cold — around 45 degrees — and rainy here. Ah, April in Oregon! This week we are near 70 and sunny — go figure. Oh right, this is a food blog and not a crazy weather blog. Okay.

Originally, I saw this recipe on […]