At the end of March, I apparently wasn't totally feeling the cooking vibe and definitely didn't have a photo vibe. I have like three food pictures! But I did do a little cooking. This week, I experimented with some protein bars based off a recipe I found on NYT Cooking. I made a few changes, … Continue reading Food Diary Week 104 (3/24-3/30/2022)
I love experimenting with food. Typically, I take an existing recipe and modify it based on things I like or my family likes. However, I have lately been just free forming recipes.
Covid Life Food Diary Week 88
As I move into the last month of the year, I think I want to play with the format of this journal string. It feels like it's gotten a little repetitive and I'm just not as excited to write it. So have some patience with me as I experiment with the style. The week of … Continue reading Covid Life Food Diary Week 88
Covid Life Food Diary Week 84
Well, we are into November. 2021 is almost over. I'm going to tell you up front that November was not my best cooking month. I love cooking. I also love my work. I'm still learning to balance the two now that the work is more abundant. I also do a lot of traveling around these … Continue reading Covid Life Food Diary Week 84
Semi-Quarantined Life Week 73
I'm really hoping that "semi" doesn't need to be dropped in the title to these soon. My husband's job is talking about them going back to working half the week from home to expand spacing. But this week, the FDA gave final approval to the vaccine, and now businesses and government authorities are starting to … Continue reading Semi-Quarantined Life Week 73
Quarantine Life Week 49
Every week, it looks like the world is moving toward opening up more. While I still have some mixed feelings on this, I am looking forward to cookouts and dinner parties. I have an entire "This shit is over" party plan. It's gonna be epic. But for now, let's talk about this week's cooking. Thurs … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 49
New Year’s Day Dinner 2021
So I don't usually put a lot of recipes into the actual blog. I like having them separate, but I thought I would write about our New Year's Day dinner this year because I was especially proud of it. I did a separate blog on the superstitions associated with this meal, so I won't go … Continue reading New Year’s Day Dinner 2021
Merry Vegan Christmas!
Not being able to cook a big dinner for my family and friends because of Covid definitely sucks. However, we have found a few ways to cope this year. One of my major ways is to prepare a full dinner for my vegan daughter, Mel, who lives just a few miles away, and deliver it … Continue reading Merry Vegan Christmas!
Quarantine Life Week 39
With Christmas almost here, I did a little cooking...okay, maybe a lot of cooking. Thursday (12/17) - We had take out. I felt like it had been a while and was in the mood for something new. However, it was very cold and wet out, so we didn't want to have to go too far … Continue reading Quarantine Life Week 39
Quarantine Week 35
I feel like I'm tired of saying "well, we are still here," but we are. The week before Thanksgiving normally involves a lot of shopping and a lot of planning for me. There is also some making ahead of dishes that can be. I guess this year was easier in that respect. I'll post a … Continue reading Quarantine Week 35
Cooking with Alcohol
Okay, let's just start this post with the fact that yes, I drink a lot. Anyone who knows me knows. However, I am not referring to the bottle of red my ex-sister-in-law and I used to down while cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I mean actually using the alcohol in the cooking process. But yes, you can … Continue reading Cooking with Alcohol