Brazilian Lemonade

August 9, 2008

I’ve been blessed to have my whole family (except for my brother) visiting us over the past two weeks. When my mom and sister first arrived, they told me I HAD to make this strange and wonderful drink they had

Bella and Edward’s Red Velvet Cake

August 3, 2008

My Twilight Obsessed Friend (TOF) Margaret threw a much-anticipated party for the release of Breaking Dawn, the last book following the story of Bella Swan and her undead paramour, Edward Cullen. In honor of the Twilight Saga, I decided to

The Sun’ll Come Out Tamale

July 24, 2008
1 comment

I’m so glad I’m friends with Tannya. I have a lot of kitchen gadgets, but if there is something truly weird and obscure that I want to use, I know Tannya will have it. Like this crazy dim sum steamer.Where

Creamy Garden Pasta

July 18, 2008
1 comment

This is delicious served with a fresh salad and hot french bread. I used broccoli, carrots, and peas because that’s what I had on hand, but it would be equally good with zucchini, asparagus, squash, etc. Creamy Garden Pasta1 lb.

Pesto Pizzas

July 8, 2008

After a whole week of eating heavy holiday foods, I wanted something that felt lighter. These pizzas were quick, easy, and tasted like summer. Magnifico! Pesto Pizzas Dough:1 cup warm water2 1/2 tsp yeast3 1/4 cups flour1 tsp salt1 tsp

Mint Chip Cookie

July 8, 2008

I wanted something sweet the other night, but didn’t want to fuss in the kitchen for hours. So, I whipped out a devil’s food cake mix and some Andes Mint baking chips I found at Walmart (even though I hate

Holidays are for Eating

July 4, 2008

I love holidays because they give me a great excuse to put a lot of effort into the food I serve my family. No casseroles. No boxed-mixes. Just lots of time in the kitchen without anyone wondering “Why all the

Tag…I’m IT

July 3, 2008

Not in a million years did I think I’d get tagged! Bunny from Bunny’s Warm Oven tagged me. Here are the rules: #1. Link to the person who tagged you. #2. Post the rules on your blog. #3. Write six

Prettiest Homemade Bread Ever

June 27, 2008

Sorry to anyone actually checking this blog. I just started it today, so there’s isn’t anything interesting on it…yet. But, I did take this rather nice picture (if I do say so myself) of some bread my husband made a