Happy New Year and a Fabulous Winter Recipe

Cheers to 2024! We ended 2023 traveling home from El Paso (more on that in tomorrow’s Travel Tuesday), so today is all about football and taking down Christmas decorations. And sharing a recipe with you! I made this one chilly evening the week before Christmas and it was a smashing success. I’m talking about Ina […]

Low Country “Boil”

I guess this is a food blog now. Bodie requested a low country boil for dinner on Memorial Day. I was a little intimidated by this meal because I am not a seafood eater and I definitely do not know how to cook it. However, I remembered that one of my trusty Ina Garten cookbooks […]

Lasagna Soup: Perfect Winter Dinner

I love soup and, thankfully, so does my family. Various chilis, chicken noodle, and sausage tortellini soup are frequently on the menu at Casa Slagel. Last year I made a recipe for lasagna soup that was mentioned by a friend and it quickly became a favorite. It’s easy to assemble, too! This is the recipe […]

My Tried and True Recipe Source: Barefoot Contessa

I always turn to my idol, Ina Garten, for recipes when I want to wow a crowd.  I’m particularly fond of her desserts.  Somehow, despite owning the cookbook that features the recipe, I’d never made Ina’s Winter Minestrone.  A dear friend mentioned it the other day and, with our temperatures finally cooling down, I was […]

Book B*tches–FINALLY!

My favorite night each month hadn’t happened since February due to Covid.  I am thrilled to report that we are back in action and better than ever!  I was supposed to host back in the spring, but ‘Rona happend.  We picked up where we left off and I hosted last Thursday.  My pick was An […]

Holiday Happenings

I’ve been jingling all the way this week! So many fun holiday events are filling up the calendar. But first, I had to deck my halls. I picked up my wreaths that I ordered during the Cancer Society’s greenery sale last week and they’re just as beautiful as years past. Once again, I hung them […]