Posted in March 2012

Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice

Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice

Lots of spices! You know I love cooking with spices. It is one of the lowest-calorie options for adding a punch of flavor to a dish. These particular spices were for a Blackened Chicken with Dirty Rice recipe I made this weekend. This pinch bowl of spices was used to season a few boneless skinless … Continue reading

St. Patty’s Day 2012

St. Patty’s Day 2012

How was your St. Patrick’s Day weekend? Admittedly, my weekend started out a bit German, rather than Irish. (And I possess heritage from both of these nations!). Metzger’s, an Ann Arbor German restaurant, was our Friday dinner destination. Metzger’s has a nice house salad, as I’ve mentioned before. For dinner, I departed from my usual … Continue reading

Tammy’s Tastings: Serious Tiki Drinks

Tammy’s Tastings: Serious Tiki Drinks

Monday evening, after dinner at Sabor Latino, the huz and I strolled down Main Street to Ravens Club for our evening event. Whirlydoodle made an appearance by day. (Grr.) Tammy Coxen of Tammy’s Tastings graciously offered me admission to one of her upcoming classes and I was delighted to attend one of her cocktail classes, … Continue reading

Sabor Latino Review

Sabor Latino Review

You know that I am a fan of Martini Monday, but there is also a Margarita Monday in Ann Arbor, at Sabor Latino. Having recently purchased a Living Social deal, the huz and I went to Sabor Latino for dinner yesterday evening, for our first visit to the restaurant. We both started with a $3 … Continue reading

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pink Roses

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pink Roses

How was your Monday? A little rough from the Daylight Savings time change? Some people get all bent out of shape because of the “loss” of one hour, but it doesn’t really bother me much. I love the extended daylight too much to care about it. Admittedly, last night, Sunday evening, I did “hit a … Continue reading

A Diamond Is Forever

A Diamond Is Forever

This weekend was somewhat of a whirlwind! On Saturday, after eating Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas for dinner, I went to The Bang! – the 100th Bang! in fact, themed Diamonds are Forever. I had to capture a shot of my new yellow skinnies. These are baller, I must admit. My glasses were also another excellent … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

On Saturday, the huz and I were trying to drum up an idea for dinner. I wanted to try a new recipe so I would have blog content, and found a recipe for Slow Cooker Fajitas in my Taste of Home cookbook. However, the pictures didn’t turn out very well, and I couldn’t decide if … Continue reading

How It Panned Out

How It Panned Out

Hey there! Just checking in to the blog. This past weekend I said that you could expect to see several delicious dishes on the blog this week, but I dropped the ball a little bit! This was my proposed menu: Dinner Menu Sunday: Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Take II! Monday: Black Bean Chorizo Chili Tuesday: Butternut … Continue reading

Black Bean and Chorizo Chili

Black Bean and Chorizo Chili

Tonight I tried a new chili recipe that was an interesting departure from the ordinary – Black Bean and Chorizo Chili – using a recipe from Cooking Light. The “chiles” added in the first step of the recipe are super-smoky minced chipotles in adobo sauce. One of my favorite ingredients! A few weeks ago I … Continue reading