baby, it’s cold outside!

The temperature took a tumble this week!  We also had the first snow of the season. It was a great reason to whip up a hot cocoa mix that pleases my guys. I saw this original recipe from Debbie Koenig, when she wrote a guest blog post for Monica Bhide’s blog,, A Life of Spice. You can … Continue reading

book of mormon potatoes

What do a Tony-award-winning musical and dinner have in common? Potatoes. The oven that shorted out on me at the beginning of the cold weather season has been replaced. I asked my guys what should be the first thing we make in the new oven. “Something good,” my little guy said. His brother indulged me with a … Continue reading

almond joy

I’m hooked. My new favorite ingredient is almond flour. A little spin around the internet turned up recipes using almond flour. There are suggestions for using it in low-carb recipes. And gluten-free recipes. I found recipes for everything from cookies, to using almond flour as a coating, for cutlets of meat. Some recipes call for substituting some … Continue reading

mommy’s turn

There was an incident some weeks ago with some bacon grease and the coils in the oven. It was one of those school nights when I was trying to do homework and make a nice dinner at the same time. It seemed the very moment I realized the bacon slices were not in the right pan … Continue reading