Tag Archive: food

Red, White, and Blue Week: Blue Cheese Fondue

I love a laid-back supper — the kind of meal that comes together with very little effort and doesn’t involve a take-out menu!  Perhaps that is why mon mari and I get so… Continue reading

Red, White, and Blue Week: Tri-Color Mini Doughnuts

How fun are these fruity doughnuts?  A basic vanilla doughnut batter gets mixed with fresh strawberry and blueberry bits to create these little treats.  This is a wonderful recipe to use the last… Continue reading

A Sixth Visit to the Cheese Counter: My First (and Fruity!) Stilton

Take a look at this wedge of cheese … I mean, how could it not be delicious? Today, I tried Stilton cheese for the very first time, and more specifically, Stilton with Mango… Continue reading

Super Veggie Samosas

When I got home from our vacation, I realized that I had forgotten to make an item from my “Culinary Bucket List” for the month of May.  I have decided to do two… Continue reading

Decadent Mocha Pops

I found out today that my favorite local coffee shop is closing its doors at the end of the month.  I will miss my (nearly) weekly visits with the ladies of my writing… Continue reading

My, How Things Change…

Tonight I did something I haven’t done in years: I went bowling. I’m still a terrible bowler — I haven’t gotten better with age. The shoes are still humorous, but the notion of… Continue reading

Very Last-Minute Vegetarian Mexican Supper

Tonight’s supper was very last-minute. So last-minute, in fact, that I have no photos because I honestly wasn’t sure how my mish-mash of vegetarian ingredients would turn out. I made a small pan… Continue reading

Lemon Overload: Homemade Ice Cream with Crushed Lemon Candy Topping

As I promised earlier this month — today’s post is an incredibly easy lemon ice cream topped with crushed lemon candies.  I am a sucker for these homemade ice creams (in case you… Continue reading

A Fifth Visit to the Cheese Counter: Cranberry-Studded Delight

Today, I picked up a wedge of this lovely Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries at the market.  I honestly had no idea what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Even mon… Continue reading

Ice Cream Poll!

I’m not going to lie, I’m getting pretty good at making homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker. I have experimented with 9 flavors to date on this blog: Strawberry, Caramelized Banana,… Continue reading

The Easiest Ever Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream

Despite today being rather overcast, muggy, and way-too-hot for the first week of May, I trudged all over the Earth today — and finished up at the grocery store. Perhaps it was the… Continue reading

Culinary Treats: The Chile Relleno

I had my first Chile Relleno today and it was delicious. I always assumed that because Chile Rellenos are made with roasted, charred peppers the dish would be too spicy for me. I… Continue reading

Cola, Meet Cake!

I have a friend named Rita who is one of the most talented bakers that I know.  For a party a few months ago, she brought a plate of the most unusual and… Continue reading

My First Strata: An Introduction

Tomorrow I hope to be enjoying a new dish for brunch: strata. As the title of my post suggests, this is my first time making strata, which seems similar to a savory bread… Continue reading

Anatomy of the Modern Cupcake

In the early 2000’s, suddenly cupcakes were everywhere: in coffeehouses, at wedding receptions, on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and at little shops in strip malls all across the country.  The cupcake became the… Continue reading

Apple Dumplings: One Recipe, Two Ways

Sometimes I love culinary exploration — digging in the pantry and refrigerator and coming out with a cornucopia of ingredients to make a familiar dish in my own, unique way.  Other times, I… Continue reading