These are a few of my favorite things…

Heirloom Rainbow Carrots

Roasted Heirloom Rainbow Carrots (shown pre-roasting) Home-made Left-over Thanksgiving Day Turkey Pho Chocolate Cake. This was layered with a malted chocolate mouse, but it didn’t set up and was a bit disappointing.  But… you can never go wrong with chocolate! About these ads

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This is why I whine all the time – OK, partly why

Jammin' Jars

I am literally the lamest food blogger – EVER. I talk and whine about all sorts of stuff, but never really give you anything good to work with. At the very least, I ought to offer up proof that I have been actually doing some of the things I bitch about. Canning was probably the … Continue reading

{VIDEO POST} Chicken Part 3: Pho


OK folks, here it is: the BIG finale. After making a lemon-rosemary chicken and then stock, we have reached our final destination: Chicken Pho. For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, pho is the Vietnamese noodle soup. It is most typically served with beef, but if you go to a good pho restaurant, … Continue reading

{VIDEO POST} Chicken Part 2: Stock

Carved roasted chicken

If you have been following along for a bit now, you know that this is only my 2nd actual video. My sister had been teasing me for about a year that I should make a series of videos with the kids running around screaming in the background. Just like my real life. I didn’t include … Continue reading


Turkey Mole over Rice with Avocado

Turkey Mole is one of my husband’s favorite recipes. This is one that he has been playing with for years and each time, it is unique. I no longer remember where the original recipe came from. Like a lot of the things we cook, we improvise with what we have on hand. We have changed … Continue reading


Kickin' Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is one of my husband’s favorite things. I think it stems from being raised in Nebraska. All that corn starts to get into your DNA after awhile. I don’t have the extensive background with corn that he does, but I can throw together a mean pot of chowder! I had to do one … Continue reading


Crab Stuffed Jicama Taquitos with Salsa Oil

When I started this blog, I was sort of in a weird place. Neither good nor bad, necessarily. I had left my job and my spouse’s business was sporadic. On the up side, we had loads of time together as a couple (which I miss dearly!), time with the kids and time to do volunteer … Continue reading


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