Cooking · Lunch · Quarantine

Quarantine Cooking: Sweet Potato Fries with Comeback Sauce

One of the biggest things I miss while being under stay-at-home orders is eating at restaurants. Remember that? When you could go out, have someone else cook for you, serve you and clean up afterwards? Because I can mostly create anything I want at home, eating out was always more about the experience and the… Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: Sweet Potato Fries with Comeback Sauce

Cooking · Lunch · Quarantine · Uncategorized

Quarantine Cooking: “Julia Child” Quiche

Over the past 6 years, my life has become a whirlwind of homeschooling. All other personal pursuits (ahem, blogging) have been swallowed up. Probably not the best self care on my part to have allowed such a thing to happen, but c'est la vie! My kids are 11 and 13 now and through this whole… Continue reading Quarantine Cooking: “Julia Child” Quiche

Appetizers · Cooking

Dilly Cucumber Bites

You know those times when you make a grand entrance at a holiday party with the nagging thought skittering around the back of your mind "I cannot eat more junk. If I consume one more chocolate treat I'm going to explode."? Nah. Me neither. However, I understand these kinds of people exist. For all your… Continue reading Dilly Cucumber Bites

Appetizers · Cooking · Drinks

Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

This week, I'm sharing some of my favorite Christmas Party foods. Everyone needs a few good, go to items to bring when you're invited out at the holidays! We're starting off with a recipe I stole from a friend after she brought it to a party last Christmas. The beautiful red color of the cranberries… Continue reading Cranberry Jalapeño Bruschetta

Cooking · Dinner

Beer Battered Fish

As my cousin's van rattled through the English countryside, I debated whether the Pennines should actually be referred to as "mountains". My contention remains to this day that any "range" topping out at elevations of less than 3,000 ft really shouldn't hold the same distinction as the glorious caps of the Cascades that dominate the… Continue reading Beer Battered Fish

Appetizers · Cooking

America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

As I've mentioned before, my husband doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. In fact, the one food weakness he has is deviled eggs. Not just any deviled eggs. These. I love my America's Test Kitchen Cookbook. Something about the detail and testing that encompasses each recipe appeals to my logical nature. I don't just… Continue reading America’s Test Kitchen Deviled Eggs

Baking · Cooking · Desserts · Dinner · Pie

Happy Pi Day!

It's March 14th! That means math rules the day and we get to celebrate by eating pie! Yes, the third month, the fourteenth day is very special around here. For it is the glorious day we celebrate the tool that helps us calculate all circular things. 3.14 = pi. March 14th = pie. Here are… Continue reading Happy Pi Day!

Cooking · Dinner

Easy Irish Soda Bread

No Corned Beef Dinner would be truly complete without delicious Irish Soda Bread to accompany it. I am absolutely required to bring a still-warm loaf (or two) of this soda bread to my mom's each year for St. Patrick's Day dinner. It is pillowy soft inside with a gorgeous crusty exterior. This bread is also… Continue reading Easy Irish Soda Bread

Cooking · Dinner

The Best Corned Beef Dinner Ever

Saint Patrick's Day is coming. Time for too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra-ing about Molly Malone, Danny Boy and my Wild Irish Rose. Time for dancing a jig while not spilling a drop. Time for decking out in shades of forest, emerald, mint and moss. For celebrating my freckles and green eyes while lamenting my lack of red-headedness. And the… Continue reading The Best Corned Beef Dinner Ever

Baking · Birthdays · Cake · Cookies · Cooking · Desserts · Kids · Lunch · Muffins · Snacks · Tea parties

American Girl Tea Party Birthday

After begging for an American Girl doll the past three years, my daughter's greatest desire was granted her last birthday with the gift of a green-eyed, curly blonde haired mini-me. She promptly named her doll "Maddie" and they've been inseparable ever since. The gratification of at last owning an American Girl doll all of her… Continue reading American Girl Tea Party Birthday