Monday, September 1, 2008

New Season.

New Fall Line Up!

  1. Monday- Webisodes or weekly menu break down
  2. Tuesday- Ingredient of the day/ In my kitchen
  3. Wednesday- Recipes
  4. Thursday-Funny Story/Tip/Fact
  5. Friday-Ask Mary

September blogs!

I can't believe it's been a whole year since I created my blog; sharing my recipes, holidays, traveling adventures and even building my own website -- with you! It's been great to learn about what you like and discover new things that I like, too. If there's one thing I've learned, it's definitely that there's still so much to learn!

Fall is just around the corner - I can smell it in the air. I'm sad to see the light-hearted easy ways of summer disappear, along with some of my favorite foods, like fresh fruits and fresh barely-cooked meals, but there is a certain excitement brewing.

Fall brings to life one of my much-loved guilty pleasures: football. No kidding. Sundays, after shopping at the farmer's market near my house, I always come home and put on the TV so that I can listen to a game while I unload my produce. It's not really about the game, though, it's the nostalgia. Football always makes me think of college. And college football was about tailgating parties. Mixing vodka with o.j. or serving Bloody Mary's. Tailgating was the perfect excuse for serving up a few classics: buffalo wings, hamburgers, hotdogs, sausages with peppers (if you were an East Coast fan), seven-layer dip, chili, nachos...

These days, I don't need tailgating parties as an excuse to grill. I make my fall favorites for friends who come over to watch the game and eat my buffalo wings. Me? I just listen -- I'm too busy in the kitchen whipping up fresh Bloody Mary's!  

Happy Cooking!