Happy New Year!

Happy New Year one and all! I hope you all had a lovely holiday season! I know I did… family time, friend time, a veritable truckload of delicious foods, a company holiday party, a Festivus party, my birthday, a quick jaunt to Tennessee for a friend’s birthday, a thrift store themed New Year’s Eve party, […]

Holiday Fooding

Hello! I hope everyone is having a most excellent beginning of the new year and that the holidays and new year’s festivities treated everybody well.  Me?  I enjoyed an excellent visit with lots of family, friend and mostly food in my stomach. My family, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, is all about the food.  […]

Peppermint Stick Cupcake Followup

I’m sure everyone is wondering what happened with the peppermint stick cupcakes I baked last month for a contest at work.  On the edge of your seat, I know. Well, the bad news is that I did not win the dessert contest. ;_;  I think the 3 winners were a lemon-raspberry tart, a seven layer […]

Grandma’s Kolache Recipe

I know it’s corny and trite, but I really do love the holidays.  I know it’s even trite to ADMIT it’s trite, but I’m saying it anyway.  I won’t bother blathering on why it is I like year-end holidays more than others, but suffice it to say that the standard family/gift-giving/food/happiness reasons apply. But what’s […]

Traditions Born of Necessity

Have you ever heard the story about a mother teaching her daughter how to make the traditional family roast? It’s the holidays and they’re spending some mother-daughter bonding time together making dinner.  They’re cooking the family’s traditional roast, a recipe that they’ve been making every Christmas season for years and years.  Things are moving along […]

Recipe Ideas for Oranges

Last week a coworker of mine came back from visiting his family in Florida with a giant bag of fresh oranges.  I’m not really a citrus person, but my first thought was that they sounded like a new ingredient to play with.  So I took a bunch home, gave a few away, and the rest […]