Stella and Parker: Rumble Cousins

Meet Parker, Stella’s rambunctious new cousin. They met for the first time and really hit it off. They ran, wrestled, chewed on toys, and chewed on each other. Although Stella enforced a lot of rules, she knew when to roll over and let Parker have his way with her. Stella usually wolfs down her food when other dogs have access to it, but not with Parker. She let him help himself, even if she did look at me with pleading … Continue reading

Delectable Chicken with Olives and Grapes

This chicken is so flavorful and delicious that I just about teared up with happiness when I tasted it. It’s amazing!!  The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook is delivering home run after home run. This dish is almost effortless, but the flavors are unique and the salty sweetness of the sauce really sets it apart. To enjoy this feast, preheat your oven to 450ºF. Separate three chicken quarters into legs and thighs, and season them with salt and pepper. Mince 2 small … Continue reading

Go-To Sea Salt Brownies

I have wanted to make brownies from scratch for a long time, but I never felt like trying out a random Internet recipe that might not be as good as the ones from the box. I didn’t want to admit to making brownies from a box either, so the sad truth is that I went without brownies for a long time. Far too long. Now that I have this recipe, it won’t happen again. These brownies strike the perfect balance … Continue reading