• Cooking / Baking
  • Breakfast successes

    I love making simple things delicious. A mastery of scrambled eggs: check (thanks to a very detailed play-by-play in Cooks Illustrated). Delicious breakfast potatoes – yes. Cube, par boil, saute in olive oil with added veggies, garlic and/or seasonings of your choice. It takes a little time to get them nice and crispy on the outside but […]

  • Cooking / Baking
  • Thanksgiving recap

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now I can begin to think about Christmas more thoroughly and embrace holly-jolly tunes. Before we get into the Christmas spirit, a look back at Turkey Day – which is one of my favorite holidays. We hosted a group of 14 family members. My aunt and uncle traveled the farthest […]

  • Books
  • Eating lately

    at home: Joanna Gaines recipe for no bake pumpkin cheesecake. It was good and very easy – I’d substitute fresh whipped cream for the cool whip and be forewarned that it’s super filling so small portions are your friend. Kyle made awesome black bean soup and tacos the other night – harkening back to his […]

  • Books
  • Making cookbooks your own

    One of my favorite Christmas gifts is The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. The internet is an amazing resource, and I don’t own many cookbooks, but I like having some around. I’ve taken to writing my notes on the pages by recipes. I think it’s helpful for repeat cooking (and what to skip repeating). I […]