Perfect cold weather food, football food, comfort food- Short Ribs. This recipe is a crowd pleaser, and it is so easy that does not even require precise measurements. It’s hard to mess this one up. This recipe is the SLOW COOKER VERSION, but if you have converted to INSTANT POT cooking, there is a link to the Instant Pot version at the end of this post. [Read more…] about Best Ever Braised Short Ribs
Alex Hitz’s third and latest book is in itself an occasion to celebrate. To meet the charming and personable author is to like him. He is so social that I’m guessing you may already be friends with him, because he seems to know everybody and people adore him.
In his latest book, he does something that I simultaneously applaud and wonder why more people haven’t thought of. He [Read more…] about Alex Hitz Occasions to Celebrate
The holidays AND the guests are coming! Are you ready?
With fall in the air and holidays officially beginning, it is time to plan the fun. No need to stress– or pull out the Spode Christmas pattern- three posh tastemakers have books out to level-up our entertaining. Authors include an international bespoke event planner, French magazine founder and wellness expert, and artistic director of Dior Home and Baby Dior. From royal to casual, big events to small dinners in, each of the books cover different approaches to entertaining that will prompt us to think waaaay more creatively about the details~
I don’t know about you, but I have had about enough of the COVID-19 weight gain. While eating at home more has been fun, I realized that I had gotten into some bad splurge habits, eating carbs and comfort foods that I wouldn’t normally eat in a non-covid routine. So I decided to transition back to healthy heating, making meals a little more visually pleasing to trick myself out of the carbs. It’s my attempt to reframe dieting as spa dining at home rather than ‘taking one for the team’. One of my current favorites for inspiration is Donna Hay. She has a natural instinct for healthy recipes beautifully presented. This is her take on on the Waldorf Salad. [Read more…] about Waldorf Salad, Reimagined