Memo to Myself

For Future Reference:

While your immersion blender is, indeed, the perfect tool for mixing up the natural peanut butter before it goes in the fridge, next time you might want to remember to HOLD THE HELL ON to the peanut butter jar before pressing the “on” button.

Oil. Everywhere.

Friday Recipe Blogging

Did you grow up on the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne? (Note: I said “books” not “movies” and “by A. A. Milne,” not “by Disney.”) If you didn’t, I’m not really sure what to say to you except GO READ THEM NOW. If you did, then you’ll perhaps remember “Cottleston Pie,” one of Pooh’s […]

Monday Half-Assed Recipe Blogging

Because it’s Monday, dudes. I can’t be bothered with real cooking!

Stupid-Easy Mocha Brownies1 box brownie mix (we like Target brand), plus required eggs, oil, etc.3 Tbsp instant coffee12 oz milk chocolate chips, divided

Heat oven to 350. Mix the brownies according to the directions on the package. Add instant coffee and 1/2 of the […]


I’m making a cinnamon-chocolate bundt cake for a potluck we’re going to tomorrow, but I can’t decide how to frost it. Should I go with a chocolate glaze? Cream cheese frosting? Chocolate buttercream? Caramel icing? I just can’t decide … what would you make you salivate the most?

Thursday Recipe Blogging

I meant to put this up yesterday but never got around to it. We have a TON of leftover ham from Easter, so I’ve been trolling through my recipe files for creative ways of cooking it. A person can only eat so many ham sandwiches, you know? Anyhoo, I came across this recipe that I’d […]

Sunday Recipe Blogging

I was kind of a slacker in the domestic department this week, so yesterday I thought I’d better make an especially good dinner. We had some beef that needed cooking, so I decided to make BBQ beef with cornbread and spinach greens – a good southern meal. I used my mother-in-law’s barbecue recipe with some […]

Tired. Really. Now have some soup.

Between various kinds of family insanity (’tis the season!), last minute Christmas prep, and the Hatchling having a bad head cold and consequently being Madame Le Cranqueass, I am tired, y’all. In fact, I’m taaaaaaaahred. I’m sure I have interesting things to blog about, but I can’t recall what any of them are. So instead […]

Cookies I have baked

It’s baking season, y’all. This past weekend I made:

Gingerbread cookies (approx. twelvety billion)Domino cookies* (about 5 dozen)White chocolate dipped pretzels (a bag’s worth)Dough for sugar cookies

Upcoming:Rolling out, cutting out, baking and decorating said sugar cookiesBourbon BallsMini-panettones

I do not mess around with the Christmas baking. Now here’s my great-grandmother’s sugar-cookie recipe. These are […]

Thursday Recipe Blogging: Holy Yum!

With the weather getting colder I get the urge to get in the kitchen more often, and between and blogs like the smitten kitchen (not to mention the subscription to Bon Appétit my lovely mother-in-law got me) I have plenty of inspirations for new things to try. Last week I made this crazy yummy […]

Recipe blogging

Still feeling too bluggy to post anything substantive, so here’s a recipe for shrimp dip I invented over the weekend. It’s pretty damn good.

Shrimp Dip à la Cardiaque Arrêt 1 lb cooked shrimp1/2 block of cream cheese1/2 cup sour cream1/4 cup mayonnaise1/2 large yellow onion, chopped into large chunks1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce2 tsp. Worcestershire […]