Three Classic Bond Cocktails

Sorry to disappoint, this will not be a lesson in creative and colorful mixology. James Bond is not a man who falls prey to fads, he is a man steeped in classic elegance, and so are his drinks of choice. Of course, the famous, “shaken, not stirred” vodka martini is the most well know choice […]

Bacon Wrapped Filet with Herbed Garlic Butter and Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

I am so sorry, I completely forgot to post yesterday. I got a little of my daily schedule and everything fell apart. While browsing through my local meat case, I was shocked to see the filet migion priced at $20 a pop. Now, for some people, they might have gone ahead and purchased the meat, […]

50 Years of Bond: Hosting the Perfect Party

Friday represented the release of the highly anticipated new Bond film, Skyfall. The Bond franchise is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year, and in honor, this week I am providing you with all of the knowhow to throw a smashing golden dinner party and movie marathon, for everyone’s favorite British spy! Bond, James Bond, of […]

5 Minute Decadence: Nutella Mug Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

We have all been there, in that dark and disastrous place. A chocolate craving hits hard, and totally consumes the brain. Not just any average craving, the kind that you would kill your own young for a square of dove chocolate or, the kind that almost warrants a trip to the grocery store in blizzard […]

Beat the Cold: Boursin Cream Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Mushrooms

  Winter is coming quickly to the Midwest; it is a simple fact I can no longer deny. The trees are nearly bare, and the local squirrels have turned our front yard into their own personal nut safe. My Birkenstock sandals need to be switched for boots, and summer dresses for cozy sweaters and scarves. […]