Author: Debra

52 Sundays; October 24, 2010

See this house?  This house is just three doors down to the East of ours; nope, it’s not a haunted house but it does have stories to tell – as do most of the farms in this small community; in fact, New Columbus is considered one of the oldest communities […]

CREAMY TOMATO SOUP – NO SOUP NAZI HERE!

Musical pairing – It’s So Easy by Linda Ronstadt I almost always make a pot of soup each week to tuck in the refrigerator and have on hand for lunches and/or suppers; kind of my backup plan for those times when I don’t have a plan and I’m too brain-dead […]

SUDDENLY I SEE – BLOGHER FOOD 10

Musical pairing – Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall I’m here.  I made it. I’m alive.  I think. The Professor and I took off last Thursday evening and headed to San Francisco to attend BlogHer Food 10 – the largest, most anticipated food blogging conference in the US (don’t really […]

BANANA ESPRESSO MUFFINS

Musical pairing – Save Me, San Francisco by Train Since I’m getting ready to head to San Francisco for the weekend, and since I’m waayyyyy behind on my writing, photo editing and overall blogging schedule, this post is going to be down and dirty quick!  So hold on to your […]

BUTTERNUT PEAR CURRY BISQUE & FOOD MEMORIES

Musical pairing – I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack They say a picture is worth a thousand words but I’m here to tell you that a recipe or a meal is also worth a thousand words.  For some, that dish might be a special birthday cake, cinnamon rolls […]

PUMPKIN SPICED LATTE – DIY STYLE

Musical pairing – Autumn Leaves by Eva Cassidy Hello, my name is Debra and I am a hardcore coffee snob. Here at Smith Bites, we drink a lot of coffee and I don’t know if it’s because I’m a Seattle girl or because I have an Italian heritage or if […]

52 Sundays; September 26, 2010

Musical pairing – Shine On Harvest Moon by Leon Redbone Do you know where the term ‘Harvest Moon’ comes from?  Well, the full moon that is closest to the Autumnal Equinox used to help farmers bring in the harvest. The moon rises sooner after sunset at this time of year, […]

THE PROFESSOR, THE UPS MAN & TAFFY APPLE TARTLETS

[grooveshark width=”250″ height=”40″ id=”29299109″ style=”metal”] Musical pairing – Superman by Five For Fighting It was a Friday afternoon and both The Professor and I were still in our jammies; we were each working on our laptops when we saw our UPS man drive his truck down the alley towards our […]