Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

One of my favorite things to eat any time of year is my husband’s Thai Curry.  It’s rich, sweet, a little tangy – and all-around delicious.  Now, I am not sure how authentic the recipe is, but this is how he makes it and I just love it. One of the best things about it


Travel Tip: A Stress-Free Way To Pack

When I am packing to travel, whether it is for work or play, I am always afraid I will forget something, and I definitely do not want to waste precious vacation time looking to buy the items I left behind. For my peace of mind I have developed a personal packing list to set my

Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp, Fried Chicken, and Potato Salad

Unfortunately I haven’t written about our Sunday Dinners in a while. I have really missed it so I want to start again. This Sunday Dinner is going to be a little different from my other writings, since this Sunday Dinner was a lunch picnic in the Blue Ridge Mountains. My husband Justin and I love

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Spanish Tapas

Justin and I love tapas and on our trips to Washington D.C. we have been to several of Jose Andres’ restaurants and have had the most wonderful meals. We have a favorite tapas place in Asheville called Zambra and it serves nontraditional tapas dishes. My favorite dish there was the beef heart with homemade lo

Lamb Ragu

Strozzapreti with Lamb Ragu

The only way I can describe this dish is if you had an Italian grandmother and a Middle Eastern grandfather and they decided to make one pasta dish that represented both cultures. The lamb, harissa, cumin, and mint give it that Middle Eastern taste, and the pasta, tomatoes, fennel, and pecorino cheese give it the

Pork Pie

Sunday Dinner – Cold Pork Pie

Sunday dinner is important in our house. Sunday is a day that we both have off work so we can pick new recipes that take Justin and I out of our comfort range and that can take all day to cook if need be. Justin and I have a perfect marriage in that he loves

White Duck Taco Asheville

Day trip to Asheville

Recently my husband Justin and I went on a day trip to Asheville.  We had some Christmas shopping to do and he had found a new taco place that he wanted to try. I always love going to Asheville, it is only an hour away from where we live and there is always something new

Blue Ridge Mountains

A Little Bit About Me

My name is Maggi Ingels; I am 39 years old, married to a wonderful man and the mother of a 19 year old daughter. I have never really known what I have wanted to do with my life. Now I have finally realized what I would love to do with my life. I want to