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Mariposa & Dahl & DiLuca, Sedona AZ

Mussels in a Spicy Sausage Broth

The fabulous Mariposa!  This post is long overdue but I just had to get it out there because it is simply one of  the best experiences you will ever have.  This is my 3rd review and post about Mariposa and my 2nd review on Dahl & DiLuca, both in Sedona Arizona and expertly executed by the Team of Chef and Owner Lisa Dahl.  If you want to celebrate a special occasion like we did here, with Tony and Laura, celebrating Tony’s Birthday, and Valentines Day (last February), you will not be disappointed, in fact you will be craving for more! Enjoy the photos and wish you were there, right now, this very moment! Continue reading “Mariposa & Dahl & DiLuca, Sedona AZ”

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PAPPADEAUX Seafood Kitchen (Houston Texas)


Tilapia, fresh caught, Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, fresh caught, nothing like the food we had in Galveston Texas…some of the freshest Seafood we have ever had and the flavors are fabulous.  


This is the BEST Cobb Salad I have ever had!  Fresh Gulf Shrimp, Crispy Sugary Bacon, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Fresh Avocado, Light Greens and a Light Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing.  Superb! Oh and I loved the tomatoes, like Cherubs or something close to it.  


This restaurant was in the Houston Airport.  John had been there before and said he had to take me here.  There is a wait to get in.  Only downfall is there is no A.C. but once you get your food you forget all about that. Our server RAYLEN was the happiest person we had ever met in a very long time.  She smiled from ear to ear our entire visit and was the most accommodating server we have ever had (or at least up there in the top 2).  They are lucky to have her.


…thought I’d throw in a few pictures I took of Shrimp Boats in for the night.  We went on an amazing Boat Ride while in Galveston for Kellie and Gary’s 20th Anniversary (vow renewal).  The catering on that boat was amazing too.


Loved looking at the Shrimp Boats.  The nets were so colorful…looks like Pirates (as in Argh).


Check out PAPPADEAUX Seafood Kitchen at the Houston Texas Airport! I learned there is one in Phoenix too, in the Kieran Commons area.  Can’t wait to check that one out!  Honestly never had Seafood this fresh before.  Wish I could have it now.

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The Most Beautiful Dessert Ever!


Simply Spectacular!  Mamas Fish House in Maui.  One of our favorite places in all our travels!  5 Star in every way! Polynesian Black Pearl Liliko’i Chocolate Mousse. I came upon a photo from when we were there 2 years ago and couldn’t resist re- posting.

Bon Appettie!

PASSION My Journey through Food coming this October!

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SAND BAR *New Restaurant Gilbert, AZ


5/1/19 This is the new Sand Bar in Gilbert Arizona!  It is across the street from the outdoor San Tan Valley Mall, right at that main intersection.  As soon as you see it from the road you want to drive right over to it.  The look of it from the road makes you feel like you are on vacation in the Bahamas somewhere!  I am SO excited this place has come so close to us.  It’s just SO exciting!


Here we are walking in the door, so colorful and inviting! Continue reading “SAND BAR *New Restaurant Gilbert, AZ”

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Delafield, WI “Water Street Brewery”


On our 4-day Trip to Wisconsin in September 2018, (to see the Badgers and the Green Bay Packers play), we found ourselves searching for the BEST Cheese Curds!  We didn’t plan this, it just happened!  As you may know, Wisconsin is known for really good Cheese and anyone who has been to Wisconsin knows they produce some of the BEST Cheese Curds around! The consensus with the couple we were with was that “Water Street Brewery” in Delafield, Wisconsin had the BEST Cheese Curds of the 3 places we tasted and here is why…

They had a Sharp White Cheddar Cheese and the texture was similar to a really good, fresh, String Cheese…the awesome thing about these were that they never got hard.  My experience has been that if you don’t eat Cheese Curds within a minute after they come out of the fryer, they get hard and are just not very good.  These Cheese Curds stayed soft and gooey.  They also used a light golden honey lager Batter which was like a Tempura Batter, crunchy but light, not greasy and perfectly cooked.  So many places serve Cheese Curds out of a bag, pre-bought, frozen (yuck)…but these…I must say, were the BEST Cheese Curds I have ever had! (a 10)!


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