I wrote this post a few weeks ago but didn't have a picture to put in. I feel a little odd posting this now, seeing as Karina also posted a recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits today. I apologize for the craptastic picture – I finally decided to suck it up so I can move on… Read More Baby, It’s Cold Outside
As I do every year, I spent the week before Christmas busting my tookas to make goodie bags for those near and dear. This year, the bags included body butter, eucalyptus bath salts, brown sugar body scrub, fudge, angelfood candy, hot cocoa mix and caramel corn. While I was flitting around the kitchen, I had… Read More Would you like some BS with your banana bread?
Certainly hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with those they love. Me – I am about turkeyed out. It was just The Man and me, so I made a breast and got two legs for him. The carcass fit perfectly into my 6-quart stock pot, so less than an hour after cleaning up the kitchen,… Read More Scones for breakfast
You guys sure know how to make a girl feel good. I’ve had eleventy billion emails from various people, wondering where the heck I am, what the heck I’m doing, and most importantly, why I haven’t posted any recipes or snarky stories. Well, I made a trip north to see the parental figures, sibling, sibling-in-law… Read More All right, already
This past February, you may recall, I did a quick update in my kitchen and dining room. Laminate flooring, fresh paint, storage cabinets in the dining room, hard-plumbing of my portable dishwasher, new sink and faucet. The kitchen was in a shambles for over three weeks that go-round. I couldn’t do much cooking during the… Read More Crusty, yet oh so soft
It’s been pretty damn cold this week. Cold enough that: Every joint in my body is protesting…loudly and often. My knees, ankles and elbows crack with nearly every movement. I remember exactly why I hate winter. It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s icy, and someday I am going to move to Arizona. The garage door ceased… Read More A good reason to run the oven (besides warmth)
The Stepson and I have spent the weekend rotting our brains on our respective Xbox 360s. During the madness and mayhem we enjoyed, I managed to convert another Vault recipe to be gluten-free and tantalize my tastebuds in the process. (I also managed to play Guitar Hero for the first time in my life. It… Read More Breakfast num-nums
Well, not really. This is better. This is breakfast food. I really adore gingerbread. It’s got all those delicious fall spices all wrapped up in a moist cake home. I can’t remember the last time I made some, much less ate a piece. Ladies and gentlemen, thanks to the numerous chiropractor visits in my recent… Read More Gingerbread, anyone?
Yes, I still exist. Thank you to those who sent concerned emails. Work has had me tied to my office desk for more than 12 hours a day, several days a week, in order to keep my head above water while working on big projects. Add to that the Haunted Barn, which opened the last… Read More The flavors of fall
Holy moses, have I had stuff going. Lots of cooking, planting, weed and feeding, cleaning, caulking of bathtubs, a family visit, The Man being an idiot…. I am (thankfully) on vacation from work this week. I am trying to cram as much as possible into these next few days as we need to start working… Read More Busy as a bee