Evenings on the Deck

We consider our deck a room in our house, and it happens to be one of our favorite rooms.  After living in an apartment with no outdoor space for years, having an outdoor space is a big deal.  We utilize this space all of the time. I grill in the rain, the snow, and the blistering…

A Bottle That’s Worth The Shock

You may or may not know about the historic “Judgement of Paris” wine competition that took place in Paris in 1976. It was there where 9 wines from France and California went head to head in a blind tasting. Shocking a lot of people, mostly the French judges, Chateau Montelena and other California wines won….

WWJD: Homemade, Self-rising

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, let’s discuss self-rising: Ever find a recipe and think you have all the ingredients, but then realize you are missing one, just one ingredient? It is the worst. No one wants to make an extra trip to the store, even if that store is across the street. For…