A Spectacular and “Sterling” Week!


Guess what??? I won!!! I know!  I still can’t believe it either. But before I get ahead of myself, let me back up a bit, in the event that you have no idea what I am talking about.  In October, I mentioned in a post that I had been chosen to be a finalist in the Sterling Vineyards Ultimate Host Contest.  This meant that I,

Holiday Entertaining Series: Sweet and Savory Cocktail Cookies

Sweet and Savory Cocktail Cookies

  At 5:30 a.m. yesterday morning, on my way to the kitchen to make granola, I pulled up to the Starbucks drive-though. “Good morning!  Welcome to Starbucks!  Can I interest you in one of our wonderful breakfast wraps?!!?” “Uh, no, thank you.  Just a venti-non-fat-extra-hot-latte, please.” “One ventinonfatextrahotlatte coming right up, Julie!  I’ll see you at the window!” I don’t know why, but I’m always