Month: March 2011
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Cook the Sale: Hawaiian Albacore Tuna Tacos

Spicy Shrimp Tacos. Image via Wikipedia

The hubbie and I have had a couple of wonderful, lavish weekends lately and now it’s time to tighten our belts to stay in budget for the month.  No biggie, but it does inspire me to cook the sale.  That is, plan my meals around the grocery store specials.  I was reviewing the Central Market flyer and realized that they have all the makings for excellent fish tacos on sales this week.  To snatch fresh tortillas from the bakery (2 for $3) or Hawaiian Albacore Tuna for $11 per pound, get their before the sale ends today.  (I know.  Short notice, but at least I’m writing.) Read More

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Inspired Brunch – Gourmet at Home

Lately, my weekends have been filled with wonderful brunch dates.  My dear husband and I recently made the trek to Washington County for a three course extravaganza brunch at the Inn at Dos Brisas.  (Great food, even if each course was suspiciously similar to the one before.)  Last weekend, a dear friend and I ventured just around the corner to Cafe Bello for a less than stellar brunch before wandering downtown for one of my favorite weekend daytime cocktails – the clear spicy bloody mary served at The Grove. And, after all that dining out, I realized that I was really overdue for a nice brunch at home. Read More