when change is good

When I find a recipe that's easy, relatively inexpensive, and yields delicious results, I tend to stick with it. Sure, I may tweak it here and there each time I make it, but the basic method and ingredients usually remain the same. read more words! ...more

poultry appreciation

Winner winner chicken dinner.* *Whether you hate him or find him entertaining (I fall somewhere in the middle, for the record), I'll always credit Guy Fieri with popularizing that phrase, whether he deserves it or not.read more words! ...more

in case you missed it...

Some dishes just don't get the credit they deserve. You only occasionally remember them, but when you do, you wonder why you don't think of them more often.read more words! ...more

couldn't hurt

We could probably all use a little more luck, right? So why not go ahead and do some of the things that folks believe may have contributed to happy tidings in the past? read more words! ...more

swee' tater

Though my grandpa* used to call me "Tater" because I could just about eat my weight in plain ol' buttery mashed potatoes, my tastes have changed over the years and a more apt name at this point would be "Swee' Tater" (for many reasons, obviously). (After all, I practically walk around with a halo atop my head.)(That may be an exaggeration.) read more words! ...more

the year in a nut pie shell

Seeing everyone's 2014 highlights has done two things. First, it has inspired me to follow suit, and secondly, it has made me feel like I kinda dropped the ball this year. You folks have really created some incredible stuff! ...more

an apt name (and a giveaway for the new year)

We all have the capacity to be both sweet and sour, wouldn't you say? Everyone has his or her moment of being considerate and selfless and kind, and there are times when each of us feels grumpy and grim. read more words! ...more

sweetest salad ever

What if I told you I lived without a blender for nearly all of my adult life? It's true--I just didn't have a need for one. read more words! ...more

have a krusteaz kristmas!

It should be fairly obvious at this point that I'm a fan of Krusteaz, even if you didn't know I was an ambassador for them and a member of their Baker's Dozen. read more words! ...more

hungry for the holidays

I love the holidays. I appreciate them so much more than I used to for two reasons. read more words! ...more