Friday, January 29, 2016

It's another beautiful weekend in Northern Nevada/Northern California.  Skiing..sledding and snowshoeing abounds because we have had a great winter with fantastic snow.  It is also a break in the football action in this house - so I am looking forward to some peace and quiet and quiet and peace!!  Enjoy!


Donny Osmond - January 29, 2016 8pm - Silver Legacy

It's all puppy love and purple socks this Friday night at the Silver Legacy in downtown Reno.  Yes - I was that girl...purple bedroom walls and purple shag carpet - singing "Go Away Little Girl" in the hairbrush.  Swoon!  Buy tickets  HERE

Diary of Anne Frank - January 29th & 30th, 2016  8pm & 31st 2pm                Bruka Theater

One of the greatest stories ever told is that of Anne Frank.  A small, local theater is the perfectly intimate place to see these riveting play.  Buy tickets HERE



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Continuing my love affair with all things French - this great recipe for Cassoulet is on the weekend menu.  There are a million ways to make a true French Cassoulet - all which include fresh herbs, white beans, and meat.  The usual meat suspects are pork, chicken, or lamb.  I love the Spanish Chorizo in this one - it is..well..different.  Cassoulet is French peasant food and is warm, earthy, and satisfy.  Perfect for another snowy weekend.  Find the recipe HERE

French Lentil Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

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Yes - lentils are my current addiction.  This salad is perfect for Winter because it is hearty and rich and just so tasty.  I am not one to order a salad as a main dish during the Winter months - I am looking for something more substantial and comforting.  A grain salad like this one fits the bill.  And don't forget goat cheese - goat cheese makes everything better.  Find the recipe HERE

Sweet Heat Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

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These brownies are heaven.  The perfect combination of sweet and heat makes these a hit with the Sexy Mexican.  Don't be afraid..chocolate and cayenne are a perfect marriage with a hint of espresso.  These will disappear as fast you as you can make them.  Find the recipe HERE


On my weekly coffee bingeing trip to World Market, I stumbled across these great finds.  They have me thinking of Valentines day...coming soon!

Red hot ramekins - perfect for Chocolate Lava Cakes.  Your sweetheart will thank you.  Find them HERE

Adorbs!  Kiss the Cook cutting board with a well.  Great gift for that cook in your life - hint..hint!  Find it HERE

I'm thinking Red Velvet cakes for the 2nd grade class here!  You will be the favorite Mom for sure.  Find it HERE

eat. love. live well.

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