Just Tasted : 2012 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Merlot

For those of you who don’t know, I’m pretty much obsessed with wine!  However, for the last month we decided to cut out wine all together and sort of reboot our systems for the new year.  It’s been hard, yet the benefits have been really rewarding.  The other night we allowed ourselves a little break and decided to pop open this lovely little bottle.  The Napa Cellars Merlot is a great

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Avocado-Lime Chicken with Perfectly Steamed Rice

I saw this recipe the other day and immediately knew this was a match made in heaven.  Avocado anything is pretty dang good and I appreciate the simplicity of this recipe.  I’m usually attracted to complicated recipes with crazy ingredients, but then making them always sounds daunting these days.  Yes, even though I went to culinary school and spent all those year cooking intricate recipes, those recipes are not always fun to

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Bacon & Goat Cheese Pork Tenderloin

Let’s be honest. There’s bacon involved and that’s all you need to know! Bacon makes everything taste delightful and happy.  I apologize to all you’ve vegans and vegetarians out there, but I could eat bacon every day.  But I don’t – because well, let’s face it… it’s just not that healthy.  On top of this delightful bacon, we’ve added another life staple – goat cheese. Yep, this dish was created just for

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

On my last post we featured some really amazing Paleo chocolate chip cookies that I made for one of my friends while we were having movie night.  Before our “Gluten Free” cookie extravaganza started I was making my go-to for chocolate chip cookie goodness. They are best known as the New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies.  The beauty about these cookies are that they are a sink-your-teeth-in-chocolate thickness. A little

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