A little retro, but definitely a classic, these gluten free oatmeal raisin sandwich cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities.
I consider it one of my callings in life to feed everyone. You come to my house, you get fed at least 75% of the time. The percentage is a little low at the moment because life. So let’s talk about what it takes to be a good “feeder”. Part of feeding the world means one keep tabs on people’s preferences, allergies, etc. It may take me a bit to remember someone’s name, but I’ll remember their aunt’s sesame allergy and that they don’t like raw onions in their salad almost instantly. I don’t know if it’s necessarily a useful “talent” in the grand scheme of things, but that’s sort of how these cookies happened. (more…)
A classic comforting soup recipe, this Yukon Gold baked potato soup is a family favorite! Ready in just a few minutes, it’s comfort food you can make on a weeknight.
Darlings, I don’t know what’s happening with the weather here, but it’s cold again. We had some gorgeous 70 degree days and then… a high of 33 F (about 1 C for the rest of the world). Given the mild winter we’ve had this year, that’s cold. For this lifetime Floridian, anything below 70 F will always be cold. Thankfully the temperature will creep back up slowly very soon, but in the meantime, let’s eat soup! (more…)
A few minutes is all it takes to whip up this easy garlicky vegetable lo mein recipe! This is a great quick takeaway “copycat” recipe for weeknight meals.
This recipe is once again, courtesy of my recipe club. Recipe club is one of my few social outings each month, and the one meal I can count on eating without cutting food for tiny humans, and these things are a Big Deal right now. I also get to cook based on a theme someone else chooses, which is nice. Well, except for this recipe because I was the hostess and I picked the theme… childhood favorites. (more…)
Rich chocolate toffee espresso brownies are a perfect unique chocolate brownie indulgence.
There are a few posts on this blog that are what I dub “accidental recipes”. Accidental recipes happen when messing around in the kitchen, creating what you didn’t know you wanted out of what you have. In this case, I didn’t know I wanted dark chocolate-rich brownies with just a hint of espresso and toffee. At least, I didn’t know until I made them. (more…)
The blood orange vesper martini is a dramatic cocktail inspired by a classic espionage love story.
When it comes to this time of year and the focus on all things pink, red, and love, I think of James Bond. I know,how romantic, but follow me here. If you put his vices and tendency to get himself into dangerous situations aside, James Bond exhibits qualities one would find really attractive: he’s a sharp dresser, exudes confidence, is witty, and has an uncanny sense of knowing exactly what to do in any given situation. Despite his reputation as a womanizer, James Bond is also a man who knows how to fall in love, and that is the inspiration for this drink. I take you to the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, and the story of the Vesper martini. (more…)