Favorite Things: Recipes for Thanksgiving

I like recipes. I am trying to get back into the habit of cooking, and I like reading recipes to prepare. Of course, reading recipes keeps me from cleaning my kitchen and doing the dishes that have crowded my sink for the last few months weeks. Such is life, and such is sloth.But I feel that I have motivation and inspiration to cook. Cooking is fun, and it's cheaper than dining out or ordering in. Also, I have a deadline. I'm having Thanksgiving dinner with Nite and Jeff this year at Nite's place. While they're providing the bulk of the meal (you can order a complete Thanksgiving dinner from Whole Foods, which they did two years ago), their guests — me, Jon, Alissa, Elisa, and another friend of Jeff's whose name escapes me — have been asked to provide a side, dessert, or a beverage....more

Gotta love a recipe that calls for Cheez-Whiz

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Out of Africa III

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Kids eat quiche????

Do kids really eat Quiche???...more

Some do and some do not. The least picky eater we have won't touch quiche because she does ...more

Sweet Dumpling Soup

Making winter squash soup....more

Delightfully Sweet

Hi, I’m Danielle or as you on the web know me “Delightfully Sweet”.   I am currently navigating my way through my early thirties trying to show the myself, my kitchen, and the world what I am made of.  ...more

Memories of Friendship and Blueberry Pie

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October Giveaway: Japanese Obento Set

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A Letter to <i>Gourmet</i> Magazine

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Kid Food?

“Mom, do you remember the time you gave me a Hoodsie cup for breakfast?” Crap. “Yes, I do. Why do you ask?” “Because that was yummy and fun. Can I have a Hoodsie for breakfast tomorrow?” “No.” “Well, I won’t eat anything else.” And so began my night....more

Food and Family: What They Made for You - Making It Your Own

 My grandfather made the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. I am a cookie freak in a family of cookie freaks and they are my seminal cookie, the cookie to dominate all other undeserving cookies in the world. I can still see them stacked in careful waxed paper layers in the tins, perfect chip-to-dough ratio, just a bit harder than your average chocolate chip cookie, lovely and bumpy and exactly perfect mix of sugar and salt....more

This is just lovely.