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Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

Cinco De Mayo was on Monday. We celebrated with our own little celebration. We started the party with Simon’s addictive homemade guacamole along with a potent pitcher of margaritas. Our main course were these fantastic vegetarian quesadillas. It was especially nice because we were able to use spinach and scallions from our garden. Simon’s Cinco […]

Valentine Dinner for Two

A few weeks ago, I came across this great recipe on Shelterrific’s Real Life Test Kitchen. It’s from the Jamie Oliver cookbook. This would make a great romantic dinner for two. It involved roasting a chicken with lemon, salt, pepper and garlic and roasting potatoes. The chicken came out beautiful. It was nice and juicy […]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Can you believe that I had never had fresh cranberry sauce until last year? Now that I’ve tried it I can never go back to the cran in a can. It’s so easy to make and it’s so delicious. I like using it as a spread for my left over turkey sandwiches. Yum. Cranberry Sauce […]

Enchilada Soup

Have you ever called out sick to work when you weren’t only to find yourself with a cold a few days later? Apparently this also happens if you blog about being sick to get out of running. The cold and flu fairies feel that your mocking them and out of no where you get sentenced […]

Great Pumpkin Seed Challenge

Last night we had a pumpkin seed cook-off. We tried three different recipes from two different types of pumpkins (white and orange). We set out to prove whether or not the internet rumors were true, are white pumpkin seeds better than the traditional orange pumpkins? To Boil or not to Boil? Here are the exciting […]

Sweet Tooth

I skipped lunch today, I had too much work to do and now I am looking at all these delicious recipes on line and I desperately want to bake something. It doesn’t help that today it is rainy and cloudy which is perfect baking weather. Here are some of my favorites. Soule Mama has a […]

Easter Egg Martini

Yummy, Easter Egg Martini INGREDIENTS: 1 oz blue curaçao 1 oz white crème de cacao half-and-half PREPARATION: Pour the blue curaçao and crème de cacao over ice cubes in an old fashioned glass. Float the half-and-half on top to taste.

My Famous French Toast

French toast is another recipe that I have experimented with over the years. In high school my friends and I would go to this little dinner and that’s where I first had French toast on Texas Toast. Texas toast is perfect because it’s nice and thick and doesn’t fall apart after being in the batter. […]

Luck of the Irish Cookies

Well, St. Patrick’s day is around the corner and to celebrate I baked some cookies. I grabbed an old cookie cook book and tried to make sugar cookies. I put together the dough wrapped it in saran wrap and refrigerated for an hour. Then I sliced them into circles. I cut out a little clover […]

Best Grilled Cheese

I am not a skilled chef or cook. However, I have perfected the grilled cheese sandwich recipe in college. I think the biggest mistake people make is using white tasteless bread with American cheese. Grilled cheese is far better when you use better ingredients. Ingredients 2 pieces French or sourdough bread Medium cheddar cheese (high […]