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
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!
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
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
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
Since we were not able to have an in-person celebration for Thanksgiving this year, I prepare a meal for my lovely eldest and her roommates.
I started seriously making my own broths out of a desire to always have broths handy for cooking and to avoid food waste. Yes, I said food waste. The ends of onions, celery, carrot tops, mushroom stems, and so much more can be great for flavoring broths. And let's not forget all the bones. I … Continue reading Broth
Missing my daughters has probably been the hardest part of quarantine. We finally decided to try a socially distanced meal as both my older daughters always appreciate my cooking. It was better than I could have expected.
I got a little distracted as we are currently trying to adopt new kittens, but here is week 12 of our quarantine cooking life.
My journey with bread baking continues to be fascinating. I've had some failures. I've had some successes. I've had a lot of fun along the way and I feel confident enough to try this crazy thing.