2002 Kelham Vineyards Merlot – The 5-year wait is over!!


 “There might be a little dust on the bottle…….just one of them thangs that gets sweeter with time”… Five long years ago after only a few months of dating, I dragged my slightly-reformed Corona and Crown-loving hippy boyfriend to the rolling hills of the most gorgeous place in the United States, if not the world […]


A Birthday Dinner for the Hubs! – Eggplant Parmesan

eggplant parm

Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri, Drew Tanti auguri a-te Every year growing up for our birthday my dad would always ask what we wanted for our birthday dinner.  I always LOVED our birthday dinners, because we got to pick whatever we wanted regardless of what everyone else in the house liked.  Without […]


GIVEAWAY!!!!!! – Thirsty Thursday Wine Smoothie and Cookbook GIVEAWAY from They Draw & Cook!!!


I love smoothies and I love wine, but wine + smoothie = I’m not sure……until I saw this super cool illustrated recipe from They Draw & Cook led by brother/sister team Nate Padavick & Salli Swindell.  I love red wine and can pretty much drink it at any temperature, but at 95 degrees outside in […]


“The Breakdown” – Coconut Shrimp Soup

coconut shrimp soup

So this is the first official post for “The Breakdown”.  I absolutely love having a great meal at a restaurant and knowing that it isn’t too complicated to try to recreate at home.  I know a lot of restaurants aren’t totally willing to give up their most popular recipes, so I thought it would be […]