My Take On The Mint Julep

April 26, 2021

It’s Monday, but is it Friday or still the weekend? You know how you wake from a deep sleep and feel disoriented and even “wait, where I am, what day is it, omgosh did I oversleep?” Yes, this was me upon waking and I feel like I have been in […]


French Inspired Roasted Chicken

March 19, 2021

Greetings Friday, and March 19th to be exact. Lucky number 19; I have a feeling it is going to be a REALLY good day. Also, I thought it was about damn time to showcase this AMAZING chicken dinner that I prepared, recently, that was inspired by my trip to France […]


Cast Iron Shepherd’s Pie

March 12, 2021

Happy, Happy Friday! Here’s to an amazing weekend ahead! I hope you have something really freaking fabulous planned. Today on the blog, I am sharing a recipe that is inspired by St. Patrick’s Day coming up next week. Actually, it is an oldie that I recreated to FIT more of […]


Greek Pasta Salad

March 8, 2021

Nothing like the start of a new week to feel refreshed, recharged, and reenergized. Yes, we all need this kind of positivity on a Monday. And, we also need a really yummy recipe to inspire us as well. Go figure, today the recipe I am sharing involves pasta; actually, it’s […]


Cinnamon Oat Muffins With Nut Topping

February 20, 2021

Finally, the weekend and the SUN is shining. It may be cold AF in Baltimore but I will take the sun over snow, ice, and a dreary landscape. Hope you are doing something that involves staying cozy & warm. One of the things that days like this call for are […]


Boozy Hot Chocolate

January 31, 2021

While “Boozy Hot Chocolate” is nothing new, after a recent trip to a local winery in the beginning of January, I was very intrigued to recreate this drink that some family members tried out. Although I did not taste, and, as we know, sweets are not my thing, I could […]


Shrimp & Saffron Risotto

December 6, 2020

There is something about risotto this time of year that is just comforting, nourishing, and can be dressed up, down, and with so many different accoutrements. This is true when you get a little fancy with seafood, such as shrimp I chose for this dish. That or what was on […]


Halloween Treat Board

October 28, 2020

This may be as close to “trick or treating” this year as I will get! That is, staying in, having cocktails, and enjoying the treats I am sharing today! Well, we should say for the adults at least. In all seriousness, I do hope the kiddies are able to do […]


Who Doesn’t Love to Say Spatchcock?

October 23, 2020

No, really, who doesn’t love to say “spatchcock…especially on a Friday night?!?! 🙂 And who doesn’t love working on their computer on a Friday night too! Yes, welcome to the “Janine Serio” world. Making this a quick and dirty blog post today. Well, you won’t get too dirty in the […]


Lemon Lover Martini

October 20, 2020

Yes, today’s drink is called “Lemon Lover,” and, yes, I LOVE it. Ha! With Halloween right around the corner, I think it is only appropriate to showcase some adult “candy.” And by candy, I mean beverages. And how “spooky” does this look?!?! I kid! Not spooky, just fabulous! Let me just […]