Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts

Rosemary Spiced Mixed Nuts

During the Christmas season I like to make finger foods and snacks for my guests instead of a full heavy meal. This makes it easier for me to socialize and I don’t spend the entire party in the kitchen cooking. I like to start the evening off with something crunchy that goes well with holiday cocktails. This […]

White Bean Ragout

White Bean Ragout

Last week was our final full week of summer vacation, so a few friends and I decided to have an end of summer retreat in Asheville before all the craziness of school begins. The schedule of events included: food, prosecco, no one saying “Mommy!” and a Scandal marathon. What more could four 40-something girls ask for? We […]

Ginger Lemon Cookie Ice Cream

Ginger Lemon Cookie Ice Cream

This is my 100th post! I didn’t think about milestones when I started this blog a year and a half ago. I just wanted to share funny stories and talk about food. But when  my 100th post rolled around, I felt like I should prepare something special. I racked my brain for days trying to come up with […]

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that’s always around. You can find it at any farm stand, in every supermarket and probably in your neighbor’s backyard. It’s so versatile you can use it to make dinner or dessert. Zucchini bread is a popular way to enjoy this bountiful vegetable. This bread is moist with a […]

Chili Dog Egg Rolls

Chili Dog Egg Rolls

Doesn’t Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day sound fun?–like one of those cartoon specials that used to come on regular (ABC, CBS, NBC) television when I was a kid.  April 24 is the day we celebrate the geneous behind wrapping a cocktail weenie in some dough and baking it to golden perfection. In preparation for N.P.I.A.B. Day I discovered that […]

Honey Granola

Honey Granola

I’ve struggled with making granola for years. It was either too soggy or too dry.  Then it was too sweet or not sweet enough. I love granola but I only buy it if I have a coupon and it’s on sale. Otherwise, I’d end up with a box “filled” with just 1 cup of granola for […]

Red Velvet Shortbread Hearts

Red Velvet Shortbread Hearts

I live in a male dominated household. There’s nothing frilly, pink or cutsie laying around here. It’s all Power Rangers, Avengers and basketball. Even I wear warm-up pants, a t-shirt and sneakers everyday. So when my rough and tumble sons asked me to make them cookies for Valentine’s Day I was confused. Of course they […]

Apple Fries

Apple Fries

My husband and I were so excited about taking our kids to Disney World for the first time during Christmas. We hadn’t been to the Magic Kingdom since our honeymoon thirteen years ago.  We had a lot of fun making our own magic then. (Wink. Wink.) We planned our family trip for several months and didn’t tell our kids. […]

Cherry Almond Meringue Cookies

Cherry Almond Meringue Cookies

It’s funny how you can go away on vacation to relax and unwind, only to return home more tired than you were when you left. My family and I just spent a week vacationing in Kissimmee, Florida. And I’m exhausted. I have two boys who think rest is for chumps. They dragged me and my husband to Disney World, Legoland, […]

Tomatillo Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips

Tomatillo Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips

Tomatillos are a staple in Mexican cooking.  They look like little green tomatoes wrapped in papery husks. These husks are somewhat sticky and need to be removed before cooking.  Tomatillos are more closely related to gooseberries than tomatoes. They have a meaty texture and are slightly sweet. Tomatillo salsa aka salsa verde is a popular condiment found […]