So I should probably start by saying that I know I'm a little crazy about my kitchen. It's my good place. It's where I go when I'm angry or sad or frustrated. I also go there when I'm in a good mood, but it's really a sanctuary when I'm not. And I'm very particular about … Continue reading Somebody’s in My Kitchen
I had a good day by all accounts. I got some work done. I felt good about the work. Our country welcomed in a new administration with no major incidents, something that has been worrying me for a while. That administration made some policy moves that I welcome. Everything was going just fine. Then I … Continue reading Sometimes It All Falls Apart and That’s OK
It's been another week of quarantining and yes, I'm still cooking. This week, my husband looked at the meal plan and asked me very nicely not to change anything about it. I, of course, did, but only with one dinner, and it was a huge hit. Thursday (1/14) - We started the day with poached … Continue reading Quarantine Week 42
I love cooking for others. A quote, "You always make more food than could possibly be necessary, so who cares how many people show up for Thanksgiving." The hardest part of quarantine life has been that I cannot host huge family gatherings or dinner parties. I promise you that when this is all over and … Continue reading Feeding Friends and Family
Well, this roller coaster is still moving. After last week's events and then the impeachment events this week, who knows where things are going next. But I'm still cooking. In fact, when the world stresses me out, I go straight to my kitchen. So let's review this week's cooking adventures. Thursday (1/7) - I made … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 41
Wow, just writing the number 40 is shocking. But they say the end is in sight or there's a light at the end of the tunnel or some other cheesy way of placating the people who are going a little crazy. Honestly, I kind of dread the "return to normal" idea. While I am intrigued … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 40
I know I wrote a heartfelt "letter" to all my readers last week and may have even suggested I would not have another post in 2020, but I just couldn't resist. Don't worry, I am not going to do another reflection on this incredibly weird, sometimes very sad, sometimes infuriating year. Instead, I want to … Continue reading Adiós 2020!
Christmas was a little different this year, but we still managed to make some cherished memories and great food.
In 2019, I did a blog about things that I've discovered that are easy to make and taste better than premade or in-a-box versions. Let me tell you, I was just a baby home-cook then. I've expanded that a lot this last year. I wanted to take a moment to talk about some ingredients I … Continue reading Ingredients I’ve Stopped Buying
2020 is not quite over, but it will be in ten short days. Okay, a couple of them may feel pretty long. But as I started jotting down notes for my latest blog post idea, I began reflecting on this year. I began this blog in April of 2018. It's been a fun little hobby, … Continue reading Reflecting on 2020