Holy old nuts, is it cold today. For those of us that reside in the Midwest, today's temperature is just adding insult to injury. But hey, I've got blueberry buckle so it's all good. Until I have to go outside, that is. I was sitting in this very spot last night, playing Facebook games, reading,… Read More Buckling down with blueberries
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
I decided yesterday to take advantage of my stuffy nose and stained my little wooden garden enclosure (the smell of stain is nauseating to me) and hit a couple of spots on the deck that had to be skipped last spring because of the growing flowers. I also tore apart the aquarium, but ran out… Read More Scary amounts of healthy
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?
This was actually written yesterday, but I couldn’t find my usb cable for the camera! When I decided to play in the kitchen a bit today – the first real inclination to create in weeks – I had no idea that my last post had been about pancakes. But before we get into that. November… Read More Just goes to show how closely I pay attention
The Stepson and his best friend arrived about 7:30 last night to hang for the weekend. Because I knew they were coming, I waited to do a grocery run because….well, they’re 17 year old boys that play football. They eat. A lot. So after they arrived, I asked what they wanted snack-wise and breakfast-wise. I… Read More Would you like some pancake with that syrup?