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A Second 2018 #cook90 Update

A Second 2018 #cook90 Update

My second full #cook90 week went fine. Here’s my whole meal plan, which I’m updating as I go, and my previous week’s meal plan. And below is what I ended up making. What did I like about the last week? I made a few things that […]

A First 2018 #cook90 update

A First 2018 #cook90 update

The first week of #cook90 has gone well enough. I didn’t quite stick to my menu (which isn’t surprising to me), but I did make meals/eat leftovers as I was supposed to. I took my first day off on Sunday for lunch, because Alex was […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

So far, January cooking is going well. I tried out my mom’s meatball recipe (would you believe I haven’t made plain meatballs before?) and it turned out well. For my second #cook90 dinner, I made this Chicken Enchilada Soup in the slow cooker. It’s super-cold in […]

A New Year’s Resolution

A New Year’s Resolution

Happy 2018! Are you as happy as I am to start a new year? I’ve often ended the year or began the year by writing about what I’ve accomplished or what I want to do in the next year. After all, this food blog began […]

Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail

Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail

Alex and I drink a lot of bourbon cocktails, ever since we went on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for an anniversary trip almost 4 years ago. So we drink a lot of Old-Fashioneds, and occasionally a Manhattan, or a bourbon-peach cocktail that we drink often […]

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade Marshmallows

Homemade marshmallows are one of my favorite things to cook. You take ingredients that aren’t exciting on their own – corn syrup, sugar, gelatin – and turn them into something magical and completely different from what you start with. Plus, they’re really pretty easy. I […]

Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies

These Chocolate Toffee Cracker Cookies are seriously the best. They’re addictive. When I make these, Alex and I polish them off in about a day. Not only are they delicious; they take only 4 ingredients (5 if you top them with nuts), and you’re done […]

My Favorite Cookies – A recipe round-up

My Favorite Cookies – A recipe round-up

‘Tis the season for Cookie Exchanges! And cookies for yourself, and cookies for gifts, among lots of other sweets. Honestly, sometimes it seems like every week is time for cookies. I can live with that. Here’s some of my favorite cookie recipes, from this site. […]

Pecan Pie Cookies

Pecan Pie Cookies

I like pecan pie, but I don’t love it. Even at its best (and the pecan pie recipe I use turns out well whenever I make it), it’s a little too gooey for my taste. Pecans are my favorite nut, so I enjoy a slice, […]

Giftable Food

Giftable Food

I’ve been sending food gifts to my family and friends for years. During my childhood, we saw my relatives at Thanksgiving and at Christmas. My mom, sister, and I always made chocolate chip cookies, and we would bake so many pecan pies and chocolate pies. One […]