Grilled Pork Tenderloin – Served with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Potatoes

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

I’m not the biggest fan of pork chops, but I LOVE to eat pork tenderloin. It’s much more tender and juicy, plus I think it’s easier to cook 1-2 pork tenderloins versus several pork chops. When grilled, pork tenderloin is super easy and quick to cook. You can also sear the tenderloin on the stove … Continue reading

Thanksgiving with Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe's Thanksgiving Dinner

I never get enough Thanksgiving dinner on the actual day, so I prefer to start early 🙂 While at Trader Joe’s this weekend, my husband and I picked up a rolled turkey breast with cranberry stuffing, canned green beans, fried onions and sliced cremini mushrooms. I had already picked up some purple and Russian potatoes … Continue reading

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is one of my favorite dishes of all time. I used to love when my Mom would make it and cringe when I’d have a bad rendition of this simple dish at various pot lucks. I decided to make a pre-Thanksgiving dinner this past weekend and wanted to include green bean casserole … Continue reading

Flower Arrangement: November 13, 2010

Flowers: Kale, Hydrangea, Carnations and Ranunculus

I made another visit to one of my favorite places in San Francisco this weekend – the flower mart. After wandering around looking for inspiration for about 20 minutes (and dragging my poor husband around behind me), I found myself drawn to the various types of kale over any of the actual flowers on sale. … Continue reading

My Bodega Bay Weekend Getaway

Duncan's Landing, Bodega Bay

For the first time in my life, I was on the road for three straight weeks for work. To George Clooney’s character from Up in the Air, I don’t know how you do it! Needless to say, I was craving time with my husband after being away from home, so we escaped to Bodega Bay, … Continue reading

Flower Arrangement: November 7, 2010

Flower Arrangement: November 7, 2010

I recently got home from three weeks straight of traveling for work. It’s sad how quickly household chores and life can overwhelm you once you’ve been gone for a week or two or three. Short on time this weekend, I picked up a store-bought bouquet of Gerbera daisies and pulled out my short rectangular vase. … Continue reading