Let’s make Christmas Cookies baby! Starting with these Chocolate Biscotti with Cinnamon and Cocoa Nibs! Read more ›
You know, I like the word “chutney.” Just say it a few times. Kinda fun, eh? Sometimes I wonder where in the world we even come up with the words that we use. So then I have to do a quick wiki search and figure it out ‘cuz I’m a nerd like that.
The word “chutney” is derived from the Sanskrit word caṭnī, meaning to lick. (source: Wikipedia)
Seriously….to lick? That’s kinda awesome. No wonder I like this word.
You know, when I was in third grade, my friend and I actually started writing our own language? ‘Cuz we were progressive thinkers like that……or because we figured we could pass notes in class about the teacher and she wouldn’t know what we were talking about. I don’t remember much of that language except for one exceptionally good phrase that we used often – “kirnky karloney.” Try saying that a few times. Rock on.
Seriously though, I just had to share this Cranberry Chutney with ya, not just because I just like saying the word, but because it’s really, really tasty! Read more ›
So, I don’t do Black Friday. I just don’t find any appeal to wake up early and fight the masses for a “deal”. Especially when I’ve read reports that say if you look at the right times, you can get most of these prices on the internet retailers sometime during the year. But, you know, kudos to those of you who do. I mean, it is literally an art for some people. I’ve seen the scouring of the ads, mapping out the stores…..the game plan. It’s intense.
Me? What did I do in the wee hours of the morn today? Well, I was still partially passed out from my turkey coma. Then, I rolled out of bed still way too early. And now time to rummage through the leftover goods to get some eats on the table for tonight.
LOVE ME SOME THANKSGIVING.
So, you guys, seriously, I really honestly just wanted to bring to your attention the best use of your leftover turkey, and that would be: TURKEY POT PIE. Read more ›
So, Thanksgiving is upon us. Like, right now. It waited all the way till the end of the month, and then….BAM!
Get ready to eat!
Most of you probably have your line-up already planned, but if you are still looking for a few last minute ideas to change things up a bit, look no further! Here’s a compilation of some Thanksgiving goods from the blog, and a few other recipes from around the food blogosphere that are note-worthy and worth a try. I’m sure there are plenty more good recipes out there! We have so many just of ours that we didn’t even have time to share. And we just don’t have time to eat them all on one day….. (sigh). Good thing this happens once a year folks!
We’ve included a really quick photo (if there is one) and the link to each source for the recipe. Now go start baking! Read more ›
Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving for me without the coconut cream pie. You see, my mom was always assigned at our big family get-togethers to make the “cream pies.” We’d do a couple of banana cream, and a couple of coconut cream. But no pudding from the box – no sir! This pudding was only to be from scratch. I remember making this with her year after year, stirring, and stirring, and stirring that pudding to make sure it thickened up right and didn’t get lumpy. My favorite part was at the very end, adding all of the butter and watching it melt into that mess of pudding. Rich, baby! Read more ›