putting some spice back into the wintry nights

There is nothing like curry to bring some spice back into your wintry nights.  After a slew of traditional flavorings on ye olde tastebuds and a sky that’s been filled with the promise of snow, it’s been time to warm things up a bit in the kitchen. With Thanksgiving gone and holiday baking a week or more away, along with the fact that hubs and I … Continue reading putting some spice back into the wintry nights

a cake you can eat without having to put your big-girl pants on

I have always wondered why chocolate is never a featured dessert on a Thanksgiving table.  Sure, it’s time to celebrate the harvest of pumpkins and apples, but in my world, chocolate is never out of season. My Frazer side of the family celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday night, and Mom asked specifically if I would bake a non-pumpkin dessert, since my sister-in-law doesn’t like pumpkin.  I … Continue reading a cake you can eat without having to put your big-girl pants on

smack your lips together and call it good

While I wish I could write today about all of the trimmings and goodies I’d be preparing for Thanksgiving, I can’t, since I am not cooking at any one of the three Thanksgiving celebrations we are attending—the moms and grandmas own this, and until we have wee ones of our own, I am totally fine with being fed by tried-and-true turkey-day champions!!! So I’m going … Continue reading smack your lips together and call it good

a quick and easy way to wow a man…with food

When you have spent several days at a conference filled with teachers and it’s the night before conferences of the parent-teacher variety, you really don’t feel like spending lots of time cooking Sunday dinner. That said, you also don’t want to do a frozen pizza or take-out anything since you have been eating out for three days straight. What is one to do? Consult a … Continue reading a quick and easy way to wow a man…with food

slow, cooked, and southern.

I have succumbed to my slow cooker. And why not? It’s getting cold outside, kiddos.  Cold to warrant a wool coat with sweaters and jeans hiding underneath. It’s also *holiday shopping time* according to commercial America, even though we haven’t even APPROACHED our gobble-gobble day of giving thanks yet!! Ugh…but that’s for another blog…. Since my husband has his weekends back, we are doing normal, … Continue reading slow, cooked, and southern.

other things to do with rice krispies

Almost everyone I know who is from Virginia has lived in Richmond at some point in their lives, myself included.  (Ok, I’m not really “from” Virginia, but since I’ve lived here for a decade, I can count, right?) So, circa 2004, I had just moved to Richmond for a teaching job and was armed with books.  I  scored an awesome apartment, and had daydreams of … Continue reading other things to do with rice krispies