The Wine List (Thanksgiving Edition Part 2)

Thanksgiving has to be one of my most favorite holidays.  Even though it was a week ago, I’m still dreaming of the sausage stuffing made by my friend, Holly.  The delicious smell of roasted fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprouts with garlic and rosemary still lingers in my kitchen.  The turkey…oh, the turkey!  Pieced out andContinue reading “The Wine List (Thanksgiving Edition Part 2)”

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The Wine List: Thanksgiving Edition

I’m a list-maker.  Phew, I said it.  It’s out there.  I feel so much better now.  Yes, I make lists.  I come from a long line of list-makers.  My mother makes lists, my grandmother makes lists, my aunts make them…you get it.  Lists are in our blood.  Before I knew it, I was addicted toContinue reading “The Wine List: Thanksgiving Edition”

Too Busy To Cook??

Yes…it’s true.  The past two weeks have been two of the busiest weeks so far this year.  School is really throwing down and it seems like just when I have it all under control, my classes knock me down again.  Oh, and I should mention our furnace died earlier this week and it’s winter inContinue reading “Too Busy To Cook??”

Spicy Bacon Jam

“Now, just hold it right there,” you’re thinking.  “Bacon jam?  Jam, like the sweet spread one puts on their morning toast and eats for breakfast?” Well, not exactly.  But pretty darn close.  This…condiment…as I’ll call it, is TOTALLY DELICIOUS.  And totally worthy of being eaten with a crusty piece of bread, on pork chops orContinue reading “Spicy Bacon Jam”

Happy Christmas!

Aren’t we the cutest?  From L to R: Truman, my lovely husband Scott, Fischer, me, and Jackie.  Photo courtesy of The Mullers. What you’re about to read is an obligatory holiday blog post.  I, like many others, spent the last two weeks prepping and cooking in anticipation of Christmas.  My goal is always to haveContinue reading “Happy Christmas!”

What We Ate (Thanksgiving for Two)

In case you all were wondering, our ‘Thanksgiving for Two’ menu: Brined and slow-roasted bone-in turkey breast with homemade gravy Grandma Vera’s sage stuffing Port and cranberry gelée Kale salad with apples and hazelnuts Brown sugar-roasted sweet potatoes Homemade rolls Maple pot de crème Cardamom, orange, and chocolate ribbon cookies

Salty and Sweet (Chocolate-Covered Salted Caramels)

My good friend Sarah once told me that one of her favorite confections were Rolos.  I had to confess that they were on my list, as well.  What’s not to love, really?  Decadent chocolate and creamy caramel?  Pair one little Rolo with a cup of hot coffee or espresso and you have the perfect sweetContinue reading “Salty and Sweet (Chocolate-Covered Salted Caramels)”

Most of the Time

“Most of the time…I can handle whatever I stumble upon.” This song by Bob Dylan came on my iTunes this morning as I was drinking my coffee, alone, in my living room.  I know it’s about a breakup, but that one line really hit home with me. Usually, I can handle whatever comes my way;Continue reading “Most of the Time”

Tart Cherry and Rhubarb Fruit Leather

A friend of mine requested that I “do something with rhubarb” for one of my next blog posts.  I asked her what I thought was a reasonable question, “What, do you mean like a cobbler or a crisp?  Something like that?”  By the look on her face, I knew I was way off.  She wantedContinue reading “Tart Cherry and Rhubarb Fruit Leather”

Oscar Night 2012 (In photos)

We have a semi-weekly tradition with some friends of ours that goes something like this: we gather at their house; eat a lovely dinner, which they have prepared; bend our elbows; and treat ourselves to a dessert prepared by yours truly.  This sort of activity usually revolves around watching whatever HBO drama we’re currently obsessedContinue reading “Oscar Night 2012 (In photos)”