This is NOT a recipe, but this IS a warning. I would never steer my readers wrong. Hubs and I have put forth vigilant efforts to detox our bodies post-Christmas-over-indulgment-of-fattening-deliciousness. Hence, I have been spending more time at the gym and less time writing, for which I apologize and plan to remedy soon. (NOT that I will be spending less time at the gym … Continue reading (warning: this is not a recipe)
When it is cold and grey-skied and refuses to snow, I decide to bake! Why not, you know. Hubs was gone all day judging brass players in a music district competition, and both sets of my plans cancelled due to illness and unexpected babysitting, so it was, of course, a much better plan to bake than, say, tidy up the house, you know. But what … Continue reading cake doctor or pantry raid, part dos?
This past Saturday, my little Main-Street-USA town hosted its annual Christmas parade. I look forward to this event each year, as it marks the introduction of the holiday season. Hubs was up and at’em early, since he had to gather his band together to march, and I had a few hours in between the parade and my mom and my mother-in-law both joining me for … Continue reading it’s beginning to taste a lot like christmas
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
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
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
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.