Playing host to your guests is always a wonderful honor but at the same time it carries quite a bit of responsibility. If you plan on hosting a brunch over the holidays, or even after the holidays, there’s no doubt that you want everything to be perfect for your guests.
As a child, before holiday dinners there may have been an appetizer or two: deviled eggs, celery with cream cheese, or cheese and crackers. Nothing fancy but something to stave off the hunger. The one appetizer that I remember at almost every holiday was a bowl of mixed nuts and
Are you someone who enjoys cooking? If this is the case, you should save some money and invest in a kitchen that you can be proud of. There are a wide range of items that can compliment your kitchen and help you to create food that is delicious and your
If it isn't apparent in my writing, I am a huge fan of healthy eating. Salads truly are a favorite dish of mine, as are veggie-centric meals. Of course, all healthy eating and no indulgent foods make Michele a dull girl. So, during most of the year I try to
I was insistent that living in a hotel for a month would not mean that we would need to cancel Tapas Monday. Yes, there occasionally have been Mondays where life got in the way of our candlelight dinner for two, but hotel life wasn't going to be a barrier. For
As I write this, I am slightly more than halfway through my month of living in a hotel. I have spent the last couple weeks trying to deny the fact that I didn't have a kitchen, as you saw in last week's recipes. I've found this kitchen-less existence to be
As I learned at the beginning of our hotel stay, I need to keep others' appetites in mind when cooking. This concept doesn't just apply to hotel cooking, so I'm not sure why I spaced it when making that first hotel meal of loaded sweet potatoes. Either way,
As I mentioned in Monday's post, I'm currently living in a hotel. It's a nice hotel with a decent gym, reasonable breakfast options, and indoor pool and jacuuzi- so no complaints about the hotel. But I don't have a
Sometimes things in life align just perfectly. For example, the day after we brought our daughter to college and officially became empty nesters, a week's worth of travel for work fell into our laps. Having a week on the road, avoiding the quietness of our home, was truly welcomed.
When Thanksgiving is done, you may have a lot of leftovers and not that many people in your house. In my experience, it's the turkey that lingers. Somehow the side dishes and desserts disappear, but I have lots of turkey in my refrigerator waiting to be consumed. Sure, last night