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…