Yummy dinner: Blackened Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Mango Salsa

So, now that I’m all domesticated, I finally have an outlet for my cooking impulses: cooking for two is so much more fun than cooking for one, don’t you think?

I’m always on the look out for great new recipes, and today I found this one: Blackened Mahi Mahi with Strawberry Mango Salsa. Deeeelicious.

I went to Williams Sonoma yesterday…

Where I couldn't resist buying this: And this: I've been dying to buy both a Lodge Cast Iron skillet and Jacques Pepin's cookbook Essential Pepin for ages--but you know how it's easy to keep putting things off, thinking, "Oh, I'll do that this weekend..." and suddenly it's 5 months later and you still haven't checked it off ...

Buying her some fruity little drink ’cause she can’t shoot whiskey

Mint Juleps on a sunny spring day while the crowd bleats along to "My Old Kentucky Home"... A shooter of Jim Beam in a sawdust-strewn bar while Garth Brooks warbles about "Friends in Low Places"... Macallan by a roaring fire while Ella breaks down what love and loss is all about... In whatever incarnation strikes your fancy, there's ...

The 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau is here!

The 2011 Beaujolais Nouveau is here! Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, if you're not familiar, is a red wine that's released once a year on the 3rd Thursday of November at the stroke of midnight. Yes: it's that coordinated--and that highly-anticipated! It comes from the Beaujolais region of France, and is known for being a vin de primeur, ...