Today over at Culinary Cousins, I’m extolling the virtues of Scottish food. Yes! There are some! And, okay, I still can’t stop talking about Outlander.
Y’all. It’s so good.
Read all about it: Dinner Party: A Taste of Scotland
My chocoholism strikes again.
Read all about it: Homemade Chocolate Syrup
At times like this when I can’t feel my fingers or toes, I need a warm, belly-filling meal. Just like (someone’s) grandma used to make.
Read all about it: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (in the Crock Pot!)
I’m in full holiday mode. There’s a permanent layer of sugar coating my kitchen counters and coursing through my veins.
Read all about it: Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows
These days, it’s dark early. It’s fuh-reezing outside. I’m permanently stressed out. That’s a looming, dangerous triumvirate — veritable DEFCON 5 territory that calls only for comfort food.
Very few items warm my heart and soul like cheese grits. Say it with me: Cheeeeese. Griiiitts. Mmmm. But it’s very important that you prepare them properly.
Read all about it: Perfect Cheese Grits
Good Monday to you.
My family is refurbishing our beach house, albeit a bit late in the season. I don’t consider myself especially good at decorating — I don’t have the patience or vision to pick out knick-knacks and accessories, all those little items that make a room look finished. But I learned one important thing about myself: I’m much better at it when it’s someone else’s money. When I’m not grimacing at the $80 pillow or the $200 difference in a panel vs. sleigh bed, I can bring fabrics and colors and textures together like nobody’s business. My house though? Still an embarrassing “work in progress,” after five years.
I joined Instagram this week. As if I needed another social media site to monitor. I’m way over Facebook, am sporadic on Twitter but can Pinterest like a champ. Apparently Instagram is the wave of the future, though. All I know is that I have no idea what I’m doing. But, come. Be my friend. I can promise you way too many dog-shaming pictures of Ollie, like this one. Continue reading
I’ve been on a cooking spree as of late, which accounts for two — yes, two! — posts this week from me on Culinary Cousins. Plus, Jessica and family were on vacation, so I had to keep the fires burning over there.
Even though I’ve been cheating on my vegetarianism with beef lately, I found a great recipe for vegetarian moussaka that satisfied my tummy and my insatiable need for Greek food.
Read all about it: Vegetarian Moussaka
I’ve just posted a new recipe over at Culinary Cousins.
I’m happy to report that I’m still living the vegetable-centric life, and it’s going pretty well. Recipes like this mushroom bolognese make it especially easy. It’s rib-sticking enough to satisfy but also pretty healthy. Plus, when I make it from scratch, I know exactly what I put into it.
Read all about it: Mushroom Bolognese