Wednesday, September 25, 2013

You are now entering "The Twilight Zone"


The Twilight Zone – Rod Serling Was a Genius | The Walsh Group

Sometimes you read something and it completely blows you away, and you can't stop thinking about it for days, take this article from Mark Spearman: Between Light and Shadow

It is all about Rod Serling, who was an amazing man, he gave us so much more then the opening monologue of The Twilight Zone shows.

I grew up in a house that always had the Twilight Zone episodes playing in all their black and white glory!
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This is a shot from the most loved TZ episode!
"Time Enough"
Some episodes could scare you, some could make you think, each one has a lesson or moral buried between the lines. They were all good. So take a step back into the past and revisit some of TZ's episodes and relive when television was something that made you question your reality or your sanity:

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge…”

**Credit given to Mark Spearman for writing such a brilliant article and the Twilight Zone for scaring me into thinking what is right and what is wrong, and to Rod Serling for his amazing gift of writing the most amazing stories EVER!

And since we are on the subject....What episode was your favorite???

I loved many but one that really stands out is "The Hunt" what an ending!
or "To Serve Man" was a good one too!! Oh, I could go on all day!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Brunch....

Since I have to have Chiropractic therapy Mon, Wed, Fri, then go to work, I have to do my grocery shopping on Sunday morning. It was not too bad. I usually do my shopping Monday mornings, no crowds at all.
But this Sunday was very quiet and peaceful.  I picked up some nice autumn flowers and all the stuff to make dinners for the week and a nice 4 cheese white pizza for brunch this morning!

My flowers and a little picture I could not resist off pinterest!
Got Me Some Wine, Bitches Love Wine!
The pizza recipe: All you need: olive oil, fresh basil, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, ricotta, naan bread (makes an excellent pizza crust!). Preheat oven to 400.
 Take 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 minced garlic cloves and mix them, then spread on crust and I like to bake crust  on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes just to get the party started! Once it is baked up some, slice up some mozzarella and place on crust, add goat cheese, ricotta, and Parmesan. Bake about 10-15 minutes, take out then add some basil strips and the tomatoes and bake about 5 more minutes. Let sit 5 minutes and serve!

Amazing, the crust edges are crispy and the pizza has amazing flavors!
The Naan crust is perfect size for an individual pizza!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Oh no...

Autumn is knocking on the door...geez, the summer's are flying by now days.
It will be Autumn on Sunday. Everyone's favorite time of year!
I have to admit the cool crisp mornings are pretty nice, I have always been a morning person, up with the sun, sipping a strong cup of coffee, listening to quiet morning sounds of birds chirping.
Plans for the fall are to build the last shade structure in the backyard and
I want to practice my knitting so I can make cool scarves.
or maybe these socks:

Have any plans for fall?? Looking forward to pumpkin pie and sweaters?

Monday, September 9, 2013

Wine Walk Town Square 2013

I joined my bartender friend Deby for a fun filled evening of wine tasting over at Town Square Saturday night. It was too much fun! We got to taste 20 wines as we walked around town square, tons of shopping and restaurants. We started  at 5:00 at Brio for appetizers and wine, oh, the shrimp and eggplant appetizer was great. Then at 7:00 we got our glasses and wrist band and hit the streets...Deby does not have ocd so she just got in line at any old table she came across, I was a little freaked about that because I thought we should start at 1 and follow through until 20 but, no worries, I left my comfort zone behind and we jumped right in....took what we could get....ahhh, number 2 was fabulous, my favorite of the night...Back House Pinot Noir, so smooth and velvety, no after bite, just the creamy velvety taste of a deep red...I could imagine drinking it with a 16oz prime rib or a gorgeous rib eye steak, medium rare.....oh lovely!
On we went tasting reds and whites and moscato and asti....whew, we walked and talked and just enjoyed the people and the scenery....they had a band playing in the center park, we sat and enjoyed some fun tunes, great little band, sorry no name but I had just tasted plenty of wine and was just enjoying the moment of music and the cool evening...we finished up when her ride had arrived and I hopped in taxi for home. we will definitely do these tastings again! So, with that I will leave you with "Stay Thirsty My Friends"

Here is a listing of the wines we had:

1. Gnarly Head Merlot: OK red
2. Back house Pinto Noir: the Oscar winner of the night, fabulous red!
3.Besitos Red blend: we both liked this blend, I would buy this for sure!
4.Montes Alpha Chardonnay: this was OK for a chardonnay
5.Vina robles white: not impressed
6.Castle Rock pinto noir: I have this in my cellar, was excited to try it, not so after tasting it.
7.Santa Christina Red: I had the Christina pinot grigio loved it! but this red was boring
8.Tres hermans muscat canellie: not much to write home about
9.Baron des Charrons Bordeaux: this was nice, full body red, would be great with a good steak!
10. Redtree Red Zinfandel: nope missed the boat on this one
11. Gustafson syrah rose: I like rose but this one was pretty flat
12. IL Bastione Asti: Oh Deby loved this one, I am not a bubbly drinker so no comment from me, I gave her my glass!
13.Reserve De laube Syrah Merlot: this was good a syrah merlot blend, nice!
14.Tres Hermanas Syrah: another OK sryah
15.Redcliffe Riesling: oh very boring for a Riesling, and love my Rieslings.
16.Giocoso sparkling Lambrusco: wow, sweet and bubbly, no thank you!
17.Spinelli Sangiovese: nothing special here
18:Gazela Vinto Verde: can't recall this one, too late in the show I guess! hahaha!
19:Flip Flop Bubbly Moscato: Deby liked it but i can't do the carbonation, I do like their pinot grigio though!
20.Vinanmas Garnacha Temprillo: This was a Spanish wine and Deby does not like the Spanish wines but I do, after tasting in Spain I was hooked, this was a nice Spanish wine!
The winner! Fabulous wine!
Always remember to have a designated driver!
Charlie and I drove back the next afternoon and picked up my car!
Be Safe and Be Happy!

Friday, September 6, 2013


I was browsing the recipes at when this one showed up, oh wow, that is going to be good! Buffalo chicken flat bread pizza!
Buffalo Chicken Flat Bread Pizza -01
I forgot to take a picture of my pizza, I hope is OK that I am sharing but it is up on her blog if you would like to see it over there.

I love buffalo hot wings, buffalo chicken salads, pretty much anything you can pour that hot sauce on I will eat!

I had a recipe up for my buffalo chicken salad, which is too die for:

But now let's make this pizza, it will knock your socks off!

Grab some Naan Flat bread, I found mine in the bakery dept. at the grocery store, this bread is going to be my go to bread to make my own individual pizzas, it was great! Thank you to for sharing her amazing recipe!!


1 cup Frank's Red Hot
4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Loaves of Garlic Naan (*see note)
1 cup Grated Farmers or Monterey Jack Cheese
2 cups Shredded Cooked Chicken
2 tablespoons Blue Cheese, crumbled
2-3 Sliced Green Onions


*note: I only used one flat bread, you get two in the pack, but it was just me for lunch today!

In a small sauce pan over low heat combine the Frank's, butter, cayenne, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
Preheat your oven to 425 and lightly spray a rimmed aluminum baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place the two or one Naan Loaves on the sheet pan and then spoon on desired amount of buffalo sauce on to both. Then top each with shredded cooked chicken, shredded Farmers or Monterey Jack Cheese and sprinkle with the crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle a little bit more of the buffalo sauce and save the rest for a different recipe.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the Naan is crispy and the cheese is melted and slightly golden brown in spots.
Remove, let cool before slicing and then top with sliced green onions.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

That time of year....

Fall is upon us. The pool will be closing. I will break out my sweaters and boots. It is a love hate relationship with me. I wish summer could last forever but I know that would basically kill all of us, so I deal with the cold. I do enjoy wearing my boots and jeans so I guess it is not all that bad. Oh, and I get to make soups and casseroles, yes, got to admit winter food is much more delicious then summer food, one can only eat so many hot dogs and salads. Looking forward to sharing lots of recipes and fun things for fall and winter! So stay tuned for more fun from fabulous Las Vegas!