New Challenge for a New Year!

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Dear Reader, I ask you to overlook the slight gap in posts on this blog.  It’s a new year and time for a new type of Challenge: a Cookbook Challenge! Jennie, this means… Continue reading

Yellow Squash Challenge: Baked Chicken with Yellow Squash and Green Olives in Lemonade Vinaigrette

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    And all the people said, “Wow, it’s about time…” Well, Erika posted her delicious looking squash recipe days ago, and I, as usual, am a tad tardy posting mine.  However,  if… Continue reading

Bonus Post: My Sunday Morning Treat – Whole Wheat Scones

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  Okay, okay…  I know I’m supposed to be doing a post on squash…  But I didn’t make it to the farmers market last weekend.  Boo!  Hiss!  So my squash post will be… Continue reading

Yellow Squash Challenge: Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta with Basil

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I’ll admit, when I saw the new challenge I thought, “Squash????” I am a big fan of summer squash but it’s something I usually just throw into a dish to add some veggie… Continue reading

Challenge: Let Them Eat Squash!

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We’re baaaack….  Just when you thought it was safe to venture into your kitchen…  NO!  Erika and I are back from our long hiatus and ready to blog! AND, just as you can… Continue reading

Chili Challenge: Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chili!

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I hate to admit it, but Erika has me beat for creativity on this one.  Still…  there’s plenty to be said for really good “plain ‘ole” chili.  Okay, it’s not totally plain, because… Continue reading

Chili Challenge: Sweet and Spicy Chili

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My husband makes an incredible chili with Mexican chocolate as the “secret” ingredient.  Like a mole sauce, the chocolate adds a subtle complexity to the spicy heat that is a little bit sweet… Continue reading

Challenge: It’s chili outside… Grab a bowl and some crackers!

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After a long, long, long, holiday break we’re back!!!  And, despite the fact that I still haven’t answered the last challenge (yes, I’m the one that issued it), I’m ready to issue another… Continue reading

Part II of the Great Thanksgiving Recipe Hunt: Side Dishes

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Yesterday, I shared my methods for finding and creating recipes to suit my tastes for the “must have” Thanksgiving dishes: turkey, gravy and dressing/stuffing.  But man cannot live by starch alone—we need some… Continue reading

It’s Turkey Time… Well, Almost…

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I love Thanksgiving.  I didn’t always, but now that I’m in charge of the cookery, I love it very much.  (Did I mention that I’m a control freak?)  This year, we’re hosting 8… Continue reading

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