The first Holiday party of the season

There was food, and cookies, and punch, and a lot of good folks dressed up a little fancy.

Cocktails & Courses

File under Great Joys in Life: Sharing a table with fine folks and a meal made by my friend Dan Mess paired with drinks by Julie (of Wine Me Dine Me Cincinnati). I’m glad I have these photos to replay every course in my mind. 1) Chardonnay Spiced Chicken Liver Mousse with Savory Shortbread & Candied Rhubarb with Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade […]

Still life on game night

Game night with friends. Managed to squeeze in a slew of games: Love Letter – Card game, kind of like Clue where you try to expose others while getting your love letter to the princess. Cards Against Humanity – The filthy Apples to Apples. Always fun. Always. Dixit – Each card in the game is an artful […]

Chili Cookoff & Cookie Chillout

Went to a chili cookoff even though it was hot as blazes outside. This was fine because there was cold beer. I didn’t bring any chili, but I did bring cookies. Tasty goods all around. Mental note: Get mom’s chili recipe. Oh, and there were lots more photos of the chili and the winners of […]