Savory Saturdays: Beef in Red Wine

I am off by a day on everything this week. That's what happens when people visit for a week, the days blend together, routines are suspended. However, this dish was too good not to post. I made this a few weeks ago when my in-laws were here visiting. When company comes, I like to have … Continue reading Savory Saturdays: Beef in Red Wine

Savory Saturdays: Borracho (Drunken) Beans

I am not Hispanic, but growing up in Texas gave me more than just an appreciation of their beauty, language and culture. When I think of my childhood, I think of pinatas and cascarones. I think of celebrating Cinco de Mayo. I remember going to my friends' houses and smelling the most amazing mixtures of … Continue reading Savory Saturdays: Borracho (Drunken) Beans

Savory Saturdays: Overnight Baked French Toast

My writing has been sporadic again, and not because I have writer's block or burnout. Last week my in-laws were in town for a visit. I don't know what it is about having company that makes me feel like I have to cook more elaborate meals than usual. Although I do try to keep them … Continue reading Savory Saturdays: Overnight Baked French Toast

Savory Saturdays: Pepperidge Farms Chicken Casserole

This recipe is a classic from my childhood. My mom used to make it often in the winter. It reminds me of listening to hours of classical music on my parent's record player while my mom made dinner. It is reminds me of family dinners and table talk. It reminds me of a time when … Continue reading Savory Saturdays: Pepperidge Farms Chicken Casserole

Savory Saturdays: English Muffin Pizza

The phone rang promptly at 4:30 this morning and I got to hear DW's voice on the other line. His plane made it to Japan safely but there was a 2 hour delay for his connecting flight to China. This made his lay-over 5 hours. I was just thankful that the airport was not under … Continue reading Savory Saturdays: English Muffin Pizza