These are literally the things I tell myself, “Ashley, you can’t post another pasta recipe. Don’t you remember the cauliflower pasta from just a couple weeks back?
…. and find yourself in the process. Indulge me if you will with this post that is quite different from the rest, except maybe it isn’t.
*This post is another in our Date Night series with Chateau St. Jean. For those of you who love a good glass of white wine you will love this recipe which pairs beautifully with their full bodied Chardonnay with aromas of peach and vanilla spice on the nose.
I hope you don’t mind if I keep this post brief. You see currently sitting in the sun, body tired after an afternoon in the pool with the kids.
*This post is created in partnership with Canon. I’m so incredibly proud to write that as I’ve been a Canon user from the beginning, going all the way to my first film camera.
To be perfectly honest, I’m not much of a cake person. In fact for my wedding I put in a request for pints of Ben & Jerry’s to be served in lieu of the traditional towering cake but was vetoed.
Taking a nudge from my friend Melissa (The Faux Martha) I plunged deep into my pantry and did a major overhaul.
In an effort to stay good on my resolution to make this place a better resource and more practical for you all I am hoping to include more every night dinner options.
Life, right? I had the best intentions of sharing this recipe with you all before the holidays and then whoooooosh there they went.
Gabe recently suggested we come up with some sort of rating system for our dinners. Not as a way of judging my successes and failures in the kitchen but rather to celebrate the rare times when everyone cleans their plate.
A gaping void in the corner exists where the tree once stood while its soft scented needles still require vacuuming.
When it comes to the end of the year I’m just so excited to say good riddance to the current year and a big waving arms hello to a bright and shiny new year.
*This post is the third in our Date Night In series with Chateau St. Jean. They (and we) believe wine and date nights are a great pair.
*I’ve partnered with Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker to bring you this bittersweet flourless cake with a torched meringue cap.
I start making dinner around 5. The cupboards are bare, the fridge even more so but there’s enough. It becomes a game to me.
Our first ever NWS Holiday Gift Guide is happening!! For well over a month now I’ve had a Google Doc open clicking over to it frantically as I’ve thought of the things in my life that make my toes tickle and my stomach flutter.
What an amazing season it’s been for cookbooks. Stacks have formed in every corner of the house, on the kitchen counter and threatened to tumble off the coffee table.
*This post was created in partnership with Marriott Hotels. As always the words and images are mine, this time though, the recipe was a collaboration with Chef Chris Coleman from Stoke restaurant in the Marriott hotel.
When I set out to create my holiday menus I always start with the basics. It’s not Thanksgiving without turkey, potatoes, cranberries, rolls, stuffing, sweet potatoes or squash and pies.
*This post is the second in our series with Chateau St. Jean Winery in Sonoma. Wine and date nights are like peanut butter and jelly; made for each other.