Friends, we’re off to Delaware in the morning to visit the beloved husband’s relatives, so I won’t be posting again until Monday. I want to wish you a lovely holiday. I appreciate the time you all have taken to read my little blog. I hope that I have given you some good ideas and the […]
Wow. I just saw this commercial for a breakfast to please kids and moms alike. I can’t remember what they called it, but it’s some sort of strawberry pastry thing. The kids wanted “more strawberry filling,” and the moms wanted to “sneak some nutrition in.” Moms, here’s a thought: If you want to sneak nutrition […]
You know what’s worse than a can of cranberry jelly? Cranberry jelly that still looks like the can when you take it out. There is something profoundly wrong–or profoundly telling–about a side dish that makes a sucking sound as it is leaving the can. I must admit that I grew up eating canned slices of […]
I’m in charge of the turkey for our pre-Thanksgiving feast on Saturday, so I was making a compound butter to stuff under the beautiful bird’s skin. Shallot, kosher salt, white pepper, lemon zest, savory, marjoram, flat-leaf parsley and some Old Bay ’cause I love it. (By the way, if you can’t get Old Bay in […]
My birthday is Sunday. I came out this morning to be met with a present on the dining room table. Yay! Early birthday, my favorite! And because he knows me so well, I unwrapped a brand new copy of Shirley Corriher’s long-awaited follow up to Cookwise. Bakewise! I will review it later, but I just […]
I have spent my whole life thinking that I don’t like pumpkin pie. I recently realized that is just not true. I actually like the flavor of pumpkin quite well. I just find the spicing of pumpkin pie to be too assertive, and it masks the flavor of the pumpkin. Just the wee-est pinch of […]
I am on a crusade. A salt crusade. Salt has been so maligned that some people are not using it at all. And those that do add a meager grain or two to a pot of stew wouldn’t dream of adding any to their favorite dessert recipe. I would very much like to change all […]
Frugal Upstate’s Thanksgiving Mini Series Go see what’s going on–just wanted to pass this on to everyone! More later… No related posts.