New Mexico Red Chile Sauce

You can take the girl out of New Mexico, but you will never take New Mexico out of the girl! Whether cooking for the holidays or a birthday, or just because it’s taco Tuesday (or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…), one of my favorite cuisines is and will always be, New Mexico style Mexican food…and yes, there…

Cranberry-Peach Cream Scones

In today’s episode of Cleaning Out the Pantry, I reached for a bag of unsweetened, dried cranberries and some delicious dried white peaches from Trader Joe’s, courtesy of Mik❣️ For an explosion of flavor, I soaked the dried cranberries and peaches in one cup of warmed apple cider with a tablespoon of Braggs Apple Cider…

Cinnamon-Pecan Crunch Scones

It’s that PCS-hurry-and-use-all-the-ingredients time in the house. Today’s bake was inspired by the lone bag of cinnamon chips and pecans I had in the fridge…and the quarter bag of Nilla wafers that were lurking in the pantry. Yeah, I asked the same question – why do I have a quarter bag of Nilla wafers? Surely…

10 Days in Vietnam

We are nearing the end of our  Okinawa Chapter of this military life. And like many others in our position, we are soaking up the extraordinary travel opportunities while on this side of the world before we leave. In January, we were fortunate enough to have our daughter visit one last time. Besides luxuriating in…

Serendipity

Serendipity is one of my favorite words! A happy accident; what could be better? (noun ~ the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. ) We had some beautiful friends over for pizza on the weekend. Tyson’s Ohana made our night a lovely one to remember 🌺 As per…

Ham and Cheese Scones with Sauteed Greens

It’s a snowy day here in Wyoming – perfect condition to stay in and bake! The oven warmed the kitchen and delivered a heavenly smell that will linger throughout the day… Whether you are basking in the sun (Okinawa and Arizona peeps) or you’re dealing with your own blustery winter, this scone-spinach combination is perfect…

Hussar’s Pickled Beans

Originally posted on delectablediction:
Hussar’s Beans ? ? Ok folks ~ my dear friends Jeff and Sharon shared this phenomenal pickled green bean recipe with me several years ago… Seeing how its the canning and “putting up” time of year, thought I’d make them for you and share.  They are crisp, slightly spicy and seasoned…

Bowled Over…

The month of January brought about a big change for me. I am a preacher of taking care of self… unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that I am a practitioner of this. In fact, I had to take a leave of absence from my job in order to exercise care of self. I had put my…

Eating Adventures in Asia

My journey through Asia has almost come to an end. The gift of travel is a generous one; the gift of food is downright delectable; the gift of learning about, and living in Okinawa has left me tearfully humble and grateful for the experience. We have had a tremendous time, and with every culinary discovery…

green is the new orange…

Originally posted on delectablediction:
Hey, if a tv show can do it (Orange is the New Black – a Netflix Original series), so can I!  This, however, is not another episode of Piper Kerman’s memoir-turned-tv-show, but a tribute to an island. Okinawa, that is. I visited the local fruit market yesterday, and walked away with…