Spice Up Your Game Day With These 12 Wing Sauce Recipes

“Are you ready for some football?” That’s right, NFL football season is here once again and it’s time to worry about having the perfect game day snacks. And no game day is complete without chicken wings, one of the most popular game day foods. Wings are so popular, the National Chicken Council claims, Americans eat…

Back to the Basics: Roux

Roux is am important part of cooking for me. It is the beginning of the béchamel sauce that makes my mac-n-cheese thick and creamy. It thickens my soups and green chili. It is also the base to beautiful gravies. Roux simply is a combination of equal parts liquid fat to flour. The purist version is…

Our Adventures of Food and Cooking in Italy

I have to apologize for being absence the last couples of weeks, I was in Italy enjoying the Italian life, wine and food with my handsome hubby. I’m just going to mention seasonal food, daily fresh markets for bread, meat, seafood and fruits and veggies, truffles, olive oil, wine, gelato and always real silverware, plates and…

Smoky Tomato Bacon Jam

Figuring out what to do with 22 pounds of organic tomatoes before they go bad is always part of the fun of cooking and enjoying the awesome flavors of summer through the winter. Hubby is a little perplexed that I felt the need to buy so many but he does enjoy reaping the yummy rewards…