Cooking Fancy at KMart

Rudolph Christmas Caramel Cups

This is my first deck the halls with holly, tis the season, true blue Christmas treat of the season.The caramel cup tastes like a giant Mars pod (but better), you could decorate these however you like or leave them un-fancified when it’s not Christmas time but I think the reindeer’s are very cute.The recipe for the salted caramel can be found here.Enjoy and Happy Holidays!...more

Chocolate Covered Honeycomb

One part baking, one part science experiment, all delicious.Honeycomb is essentially toffee that you then BLOW UP with the power of bi-carb soda. Ok, it’s not quite that exciting but it does produce a fairly dramatic reaction so be prepared.Honeycomb also tastes great without chocolate but personally I think you can’t beat it served this way. The chocolate keeps the honeycomb from going soft, air will turn your honeycomb into a soggy mess so be sure to store it in an airtight container or ziplock bag. It also makes a great gift!...more

For Just a Moment

I cook for the family just about every day, sometimes twice a day.  I usually enjoy cooking.  I'll pour a little wine, put on some music and just move around the kitchen like it's a delicate dance.  This dance needs to be just right to make sure dinner comes out as delicious as I would like.  Since having Silly Baby my cooking balance has been thrown off and it has lost some of its fun.  When he was an infant, I had to cook with him in a carrier because he did not like to be put down....more

My First Thanksgiving Turkey Was Picture-Perfect

On Thanksgiving, my memory transports me to my childhood home and the aroma of roasting turkey, sage dressing, candied yams, pumpkin pies and yeast rolls; the busyness of my mother in a warm kitchen; the gathering of family members laughing and enjoying each other's company; and my father's visible delight with the entire event....more

My Own Show

Chili & Corn Bread

I find it a little ironic that the day that I want to share an extra warm recipe that half of the country is under snow and 49 out of the 50 states are at below freezing temperatures. Anyone else think so?? Okay, maybe just me. I decided last week that I wanted to attempt to make homemade chili and cornbread. So when I perused through Pinterest to find the best one I discovered that everyone kinda does their own thing....more

I don't like to cook, but I have to

For me, the largest struggle of adulthood has been feeding myself. I don’t enjoy cooking, I try to eat as many raw things as possible, and I eat out as much as I can afford to. However, I’ve come to the point where I have to admit that this is not fiscally responsible. And it’s not really healthy either. I do think I make healthy choices when I eat out, but it’s cold and flu season and as much as I trust the health department and general food worker, germs still happen....more

6 Things to Roast Over a Campfire that Aren't Hot Dogs or S'mores

Of course, we roast just about everything imaginable over a campfire, from game hens to rack of lamb; but these 6 items need no special equipment -- no grates, no fancy roasting baskets, no esoteric contraptions -- just a simple roasting fork or something similar....more
Sarah Wainwright I know! We've cut so much fat out of our diet, but with all these teenage boys ...more

Cooking With Kids: Miso-Power Bowl

While the calendar reads mid-November, the thermometer has still been reading 80-90 degrees in our neck of the wood(land hill)s. So when we get a Fall day like today, I can just feel Mother Nature pleading with me to simmer something delicious on the stove, fill the house with cinnamony-wafts and crack open the windows to let the fall breezes swift through our home....more