April 2007 Roundup

April was a whirlwind month, with my travels and everything else that went on. So this month I’m giving you an abbreviated┬ároundup – mostly links to recipes and posts by other bloggers that I don’t want to lose track of. – Lisa the Restaurant Widow put together a list with detailed info (including opening dates […]

Review: Wendell’s

A lot of our restaurant choices are determined by what’s in the Entertainment book or the Prestige Dining Club book – we get both every year, and usually make up the cost of it in just a couple of outings. One of the restaurants in this year’s Prestige Book was Wendell’s – however, the discount […]

Mock Beef Stroganoff

With all of the discussion about eating on a limited budget (with the governor of Oregon eating on a food stamp budget, and the Eat Local Challenge focusing on eating within a certain budget), I did a lot of thinking back to those times where I was young and poor and had to feed 2 […]

Open Sesame

Inspired by a look into Sam’s fridge this morning and a challenge to show our own, I’m going to give you a glimpse into my everyday life: a look into my fridge, completely unedited and messy. In any case, it will give you a good idea of what the interior of my fridge looks like […]

Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

There are some dishes you make, not so much because you’re having a craving for that particular food, but because you need to use up produce and freezer and pantry stores. With that in mind, we made a batch of this soup – not exactly expecting it to be inspiring or even worthy of a […]


We had houseguests this past weekend, and knowing that one of them (along with my husband) is a big fan of spicy Indian food, I suggested vindaloo. With both men enthusiastically on board with that, it came time to decide on what kind of protein to include – our houseguest was having a craving for […]