Cooking & Eating

Wine Wednesday: The Other

Cheers and happy Wine Wednesday! The Other Appelation by Peirano Estate Vineyards Lodi, CA $8.99 at Costco This local blend is one of my absolute favorite red wines! The Other is smooth and delicious. I have been wine tasting at Peirano and all of their wines are excellent. Don’t you love the artwork on the… Continue reading Wine Wednesday: The Other

Style & Fashion

OOTD: Emerald, Leopard, & Lace

Spring is in full bloom in California and I am loving the weather! As I mentioned in my OOTD post yesterday, my closet is in desperate need of some TLC. I found this top hanging in my closet! I forgot I had it, it’s been close to a year since I last wore it! Score!… Continue reading OOTD: Emerald, Leopard, & Lace

Style & Fashion

OOTD: Ready for the Rain

When I checked the weather this morning, rain was in the forecast.  I thought I would wear a sunny yellow sweater to try and combat the chance of rain, but I wore my new Chooka duck skimmers just in case my sunshiny sweater didn’t keep the rain away.  Please ignore the laundry and unmade bed… Continue reading OOTD: Ready for the Rain

Cooking & Eating

Chico Style Corned Beef & Cabbage

Yes, I know St. Patrick’s Day was two days ago.  LIfe gets busy and crazy, so we celebrated our Irish heritage a few days late in my home.  This isn’t your regular corned beef and cabbage recipe…my not so secret anymore ingredient is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.      I know most people only eat… Continue reading Chico Style Corned Beef & Cabbage

Cooking & Eating

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients: 1-2 lbs lean ground beef or turkey (thawed) 1 bell pepper 1 yellow onion 4 cloves garlic 4 c fresh spinach or 1 box thawed frozen spinach 2 cans tomato sauce 1 can diced tomatoes 1 small can tomato paste 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp ground black pepper Directions:… Continue reading Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese