Before I dive in and tell you about these delicious cookies. . . .be patient!Let me take a minute to appreciate that sometimes winter is lovely. Read the rest of this entry
Valentine’s Day is upon us and I have to admit, I love it. I love to eat chocolate, drink wine, whisper sweet nothings to Tim. I love cheesy Valentine’s, red foil wrapped chocolate kisses, holding hands, hearts, flowers, and the excuse to spend more quality time with my darling. I’m a secret sap. Shhhhhhhhh.
In honor of the love holiday I made you some sweet, marshmallowy and choco-licious hot chocolate. You know, to show you I love you. Chocolate is a gift that really says ‘I love you’. That’s the reason I continue to make my dad a chocolate cake in the shape of a heart every Valentine’s Day.
It’s the part of winter that I hate. Mostly dreary, dark and freezing cold. I am tired of being cold. I need sun and heat and something green. You know, like grass or leaves.
I hate all these drab, short days. I suppose the days are getting longer now, but the cold and sunless sky make it hard to believe. So when Tim suggested lime pound cake, I figured at least it seems sunny and bright with all its limey goodness and maybe getting in the kitchen for a little cheerful cake making is just what I need. Read the rest of this entry
With just a few days until Christmas, let’s talk a little about candy. I haven’t shared any candies with you this season and I’m about to change that with this super simple fudge recipe.Don’t think I haven’t made any candy, though. In the past couple of weeks I have not only made dozens of cookies, several cakes and, of course, pickled eggs, but also about 8 different kinds of candy. Which I have proceeded to eat on a daily basis. Pretty much a nightly sugar coma. Read the rest of this entry
I pickled some eggs and they are delicious so I’m going to share them with you. Or at least share the recipe. Maybe you need a last-minute gift idea for the pickle lover on your Christmas list. (That’s a thing, right?)These only need a week to pickle up and be ready to eat. You’ve got plenty of time to have a batch ready for Christmas. Read the rest of this entry
Guess what? I’m on my way to somewhere tropical. Somewhere warmer than 5 degrees. Somewhere I will likely drink rum. Not to rub it in, of course.Tim and I are heading toward sun and sand to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary, Thanksgiving, and to generally warm up again before we hunker in at home to brave the cold north. In honor of our tropical getaway and to toast 5 fantastic years of wedded bliss, I made a Key Lime Pie Daiquiri. Read the rest of this entry