The Attack of the Turkey!

It's coming! You knew it would come. Thanksgiving is just days away. Whether you've never attempted to cook a turkey or you've done hundreds of them, the thought of taking on The Bird is already a daunting task. Ultimately, you can ensure that the turkey you serve will be safe to eat, crispy on the … Continue reading The Attack of the Turkey!

Hot Chocolate to Lift Your Soul

If you've never tried adding chili powder to your chocolate, trust me, this will change your life! The tradition of adding chili to chocolate is prehistoric.  People who know about these things estimate the combination extends as far back as 350 B.C. when the Aztecs and Mayans fermented cacao beans, added chilies, and drank it. … Continue reading Hot Chocolate to Lift Your Soul

Throw A Relaxed “Wine Pot-Luck” Party

Have you ever been at a wine tasting and wished there was more than the usual cheese and small bite canapes to snack on? Usually, if there is meal quality food served, it's no longer a wine tasting, but a catered dinner. I don't know about you, but I want to relax when I'm having … Continue reading Throw A Relaxed “Wine Pot-Luck” Party

Buttery Garlic Crostini

These simple, crunchy, buttery pieces of bread are great with Italian food or French food or as a base for piling cheeses, meats, and dips for hors d'oeuvres. Buttery Garlic Crostini Ingredients: 1 Large Loaf of French Bread 1 Stick of Butter 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon of Parsley Flakes 1/2 Tablespoon of Garlic … Continue reading Buttery Garlic Crostini

Garlicky Dill Pickles

Join the Pickle Party!  Elect dill!  Experts predict a Green Wave!!! Sorry.  I really am a dork. I'm not much of a canner. I'm just too impatient. I like quick pickles in jars in the fridge. I pickle just about anything, but I should really share the classics. These good old fashioned dill cucumber pickles … Continue reading Garlicky Dill Pickles