Nyquist, New Items and a Derby Duel

Ladies and gentlemen, the race has been won. And the contest almost was too! If you missed the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, here’s a two-minute replay of the race… It was an exciting experience right up unto… More

Derby Day Fun: Pick A Winner, Win A Prize

It’s Kentucky Derby time dear readers! As you know from past years, this is always a fun and festive time in the land of Ms. Jeannie. The roses are blooming, the mint is growing and… More

The Post-Derby Post: A Minty Affair

The mint julep is always the star of the show at the Kentucky Derby in the drinks department.  But when Ms. Jeannie’s own party plans got significantly waylaid this year, she decided instead of going… More

Twice the Fun: Two Derby Parties in One!

Kentucky Derby weekend is here again! Can you believe, dear readers, that a whole year has passed already? It seems like just a few months ago we watched as I’ll Have Another surprised everybody with… More

2012 Kentucky Derby Party Menu

When Ms. Jeannie spent a couple of years in a rented house on a horse farm in pastoral Pennsylvania, she fell under the spell of Derby fever.  She lived in PA at the exciting time… More

The Week In Review: A Date With Julia, Washington DC and Finding A Lost Bird

Like the thrill and excitement of watching those horses speed around the track during the Kentucky Derby two Saturdays ago so was my trip racing around Washington D.C.. To follow-up from the post before this one,… More

Vintage Recipes

Every month, we whip up a handful of vintage recipes from old cookbooks. Ranging from the 1920’s to the 1970’s these cookbooks run the gamut from timeless classics like Julia Child’s 1960’s Mastering the Art of French… More

Cleared For Strange Ports: Traveling Abroad with the Roosevelt’s in the 1920’s

Nepal! Kashmir! Siberia! Kenai! Travel in the early days of the 20th century was fraught with drama, romance and the unknown. No other American family traveled with such gusto to the most magical of places quite… More