The Jury is out…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are a hit! At the end of my exhausting two weeks of jury duty, I got up early to bid my oldest son  (and his three friends that camped out with us the evening previous) “ciao” as they left very early Friday morning for their journey to Italy.  Thursday night I…

BACON- nuff said…

During my two week stint at the courthouse, I had the opportunity to visit BACON with a few of my fellow jurors.  Located on !0th and Lamar, this cute little establishment has all the makings for a unique dining experience. We approached from the backside of the restaurant. The décor of the building, both inside…

Vino Vino – Paella Night

Some dear friends invited me to join them for paella at Vino Vino on the occasion of Marc’s departure from the country.  We’ve posted about the amazing paella in at least one previous entry, so I will stick to sharing the wine and dessert. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of r a pfaffl  “the dot” austrian…

Valentines in San Antonio

Feb. 14, 2013 The Texas Music Educators Convention convenes every February in San Antonio, Texas.  Many years we find ourselves there on Valentines Day as we did this past week.  After a little nudging, I talked my colleague into joining me for a nice dinner.  Since we were lucky enough to snag a room at…

Zinc Bistro and Bar

Marc found a great little wine bar during one of his recent visits to San Antonio.  Since our hotel was so close, I had to stop in for a glass.  One of my colleagues that I have regularly dined with at TMEA happened to have plans for dinner, so we decided to meet for a…

33 Variations of WINK

So, in my dreams I get to dine at WINK 33 times, and as those who understand WINK know, each visit is a unique experience – always delightful to the palette, but never the same.  Oh well, a girl can dream. Marc and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day early since he will be half…

THE ADULT HAPPY MEAL

Wink Wine Bar Fortune struck last night as our son’s soccer game location was changed to House Park.  Marc and I took that at as sign – it had been far too long since we had visited the Wink Wine Bar.  You can park at the stadium and walk to Wink in minutes.  It simple…

Spreading Joy

Spontaneous gatherings with friends have to be some of my favorite moments.  Especially when they are willing to be my “guinea pigs” for some new recipes. vWe are in the thick of soccer season, so my time at home today was limited.  Therefore, a simpler meal was the goal.  Enter Joy the Baker. Let me…

Crockpot Creations

Cold weather and the first weeks back to school call for a change in the weekly menu.  Out comes the crockpot from its perch on the 2nd fridge out in the garage.  Here are two easy recipes (new to me). Crockpot Italian Turkey Meatballs from the blog skinnytaste.com I was skeptical about the potential texture…

Gotta Love the Quiche

One of my oldest cookbooks, The Way to Cook by Julia Child , provides my “go to” quiche recipe.  I LOVE this recipe for one simple reason.  It is soooo easy to make. First, poke holes with a fork on the boom of your crust and prebake the crust for approx. 10 mins.  Next, decide on…