Pura Vida….Travel Journey to Costa Rica and Green Plantain Ceviche

Nestled between Nicaragua to its north, and Panama to the southeast, and sharing two coastlines with the Pacific and the Caribbean lies the Republic of Costa Rica.   With a 3-hour car ride from the Liberia airport to our first adventure in the Arenal region there was plenty of time to soak up the scenic … Continue reading Pura Vida….Travel Journey to Costa Rica and Green Plantain Ceviche

All That…And A No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Too

"To be outstanding get comfortable with being uncomfortable" ~ UnknownIf you have been to North Carolina there is no disagreement, its a beautiful state from its bustling cities, expansive farmland, to the mountain landscape of southern Appalachia.Getting off the beaten path and taking the road a little less traveled results in the adventure, more often … Continue reading All That…And A No Bake Peanut Butter Pie Too

Savoring the Season: A Southern Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Our good friends invited us over for a new cocktail they were enjoying.  Typically, not fan of whiskeys but we were pleasantly surprised.Old fashioned cocktails have a place in American culture. This cocktail dates back to 1806.   A recipe which included a mix of spirits of any kind, water, sugar cubes and bitters.   … Continue reading Savoring the Season: A Southern Old-Fashioned Cocktail

The Luck of the Irish and Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Ireland is like one big picnic spot~Bailey KnappI feel like I need to start this post with a resounding  "America there is nothing Irish about corned beef and cabbage!" Okay, there I feel better. Who knew?  It is believed that when the Irish came to America corned beef was cheap, readily available and soon became the … Continue reading The Luck of the Irish and Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Sunday Supper: Adoración’s Spanish Paella

Paella is a classic Spanish dish that is defined as a rice stew  A dish made of saffron flavored rice with chicken, shellfish, and a variety of other ingredients cooked together to create a communal style meal, meaning that everyone finds a place around the pan to enjoy. Americans tend to lean into the belief that … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Adoración’s Spanish Paella