Christmas Meat Pies

I love meat pies! It doesn't have to be Christmas to make them. The flakey, crunchy crust, the savory filling, the spices, the gravy, the warm smell of meat pie filling the house - it all just makes everything cozy and right. These take about 2 hours to prep at first. The more you make … Continue reading Christmas Meat Pies

Spicy Carrot Pickles

I love carrot relish, but I usually pick out all the pickled carrots and eat them like I'm suffering from a serious vitamin A deficiency before anyone at the table can put the relish on their tortillas. Clearly, something had to be done. These spicy carrot pickles will hopefully satisfy my craving enough to keep … Continue reading Spicy Carrot Pickles

Cyber Monday Tea

On Cyber Monday, all deals seem to be immediate, urgent, and going fast. They urge us to rush through and buy without thinking because someone else might get it, and time is running out. It's stressful and mind-boggling. The best Cyber Monday deals are the ones we choose when we slow down, de-stress, and think … Continue reading Cyber Monday Tea

Leftover Turkey Stew

I'm usually tired of turkey after about 2 meals worth of it. Thanksgiving food is yummy, but the same food for every meal day after day gets old fast. We make so much food though! Our Fall feast seems to call Americans to cook for an army in celebration of having 2 days off of … Continue reading Leftover Turkey Stew

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