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

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Beer Battered Shoestring Carrots

The only people I know who consider carrots a snack food are practically vegetarians. Sure, they are crunchy and pair perfectly with hummus. But really? I'd much rather be noshing on pretzels or chips. Carrots are not my first thought when deciding on a snack. You also probably never thought of them as pub (sorry,… Continue reading Beer Battered Shoestring Carrots

Baking · Cake · Desserts

No Hoo-Ha Carrot Cake

At various times in my life I have turned up my nose in disgust at carrot cakes. Seriously. Carrots? Those are a vegetable and I love them - they do not belong in cake. I compartmentalize my food. If I'm being "bad" and eating cake, I don't want to mix up that emotion with the… Continue reading No Hoo-Ha Carrot Cake

Baking · Muffins · Snacks

Apple Carrot Bran Muffins

We are having an aerobics session at tomorrow's MOPS. And, my table is on tap for breakfast foods. I figured I should bring something that's not laden with sugar, butter and cheese. Drat. These muffins totally fit the bill. They are chock full of fruits and veggies - and almost no fat! They are moist,… Continue reading Apple Carrot Bran Muffins