Quarantine Kitchen – THIS is a First

I blame my sister Nancy. It’s all her fault. For years she has been calling me and saying things like the following: I am trying to make __________. I don’t have ____. What’s a good substitute?What do I NEED to know before I attempt making ______?Why isn’t my ________ ______ing?I have <ingredient X> in the…

Veganuary? I don’t think so!

A New Year Like many of you, I start off the new year trying to be healthier. Don’t lie! You know you do it too! There are mantras of exercising more, eating less junk, drinking less, or cutting carbs. There are those trying a new diet, whether it be keto, Whole 30, WW or Noom….

The Best Oats You’ll Ever Eat

In all honesty I was never a fan of oatmeal. It’s a texture thing. But they are supposed to be good for you so I tried them again as an adult, and again, it was a texture thing so I started incorporating oatmeal into my diet in other ways – granola, cookies, toppings for crisps…

That Damned Instant Pot Craze!

Moment of Truth – I am NOT an “early adopter”. Of anything. I wait it out. I listen to others’ commentary, successes and failures. I read reviews online. I read articles, and I research. So when this Instant Pot craze started a couple of years ago, I waited. One person I know sent theirs back….

Deez Nuts – Perfect Cocktail Party Snack

I can make a meal out of appetizers and snacks and I am always on the lookout for something different. These nuts fit the bill! Sweet and slightly spicy, these nuts hit all the right notes. Incredibly easy to make and simply addictive, they are perfect any time of year, but are really fantastic during…

Cooking Together – Therapy I Can Enjoy

I know some of you do not enjoy cooking, and that’s ok. But what if I told you it is like therapy when you do it with friends? I personally love cooking. I don’t enjoy it for myself; I am happy with something grabbed out of the fridge if I am eating alone. I am…

Photo Blog – Walking Dead Dinner

I rarely post a “photo blog”, but since I promised to share the pics, here it is: Photo Blog – Walking Dead Dinner If you have been following along you know that we hosted a themed dinner this past Sunday to welcome in Season 7 of The Walking Dead. Truth be told, the real reason…

The Walking Dead Themed Dinner

Apparently it has been nearly a month since I last posted, and during that time I have been preparing for The Walking Dead Themed Dinner (beware: video trailer may be disturbing to some viewers) for the season premiere this coming Sunday. If you aren’t a fan of the show, here’s a quick synopsis: Zombie apocalypse…

Upside-down Peach Coffee Cake

There are very few fruits I enjoy more than a “freestone” peach. They have a very short season, so we grab them every time we get the chance. Unfortunately, they usually aren’t labeled so I never know if I am getting a freestone or a cling peach. We were so lucky to find them at…