White Bean and Carrot Curry Dip with Whole-Wheat Tortilla Chips

The sun was out yesterday. That hasn’t been happening too often around here so it really got me thinking. Thinking about summer. Thinking about cookouts. Thinking about parties. Thinking about party food. There is always a logical sequence of thoughts between food and anything else in the world. I know. You are all totally thinking, … Read more

hmp: small plates (part one)

When I woke up from my second nap yesterday Todd and I got to work prepping some dishes for tonight’s dinner with my parents and brother. Since we’ll have just less than an hour and a half after work before they come over we thought it would be a good idea to do what we … Read more

Homemade Spiced Hot Cocoa

So, word on the street is that it’s going to be in the forties around here this weekend. The forties!? Well, hello, Fall! I see you have made your arrival! I can’t say that I’m too upset about the drastic drop in temperature because I’m excited about the chance to cuddle up with a warm … Read more

3 Best Kombucha Starter Kits 2021

As you know, tea has its own health benefits, but if you make the kombucha from the tea, it can be of even better help to your health. But as you know buying kombucha from the market is really costly, instead of that, you can try one of these 3 kombucha starter kits to start … Read more

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Dulce de leche filling

If you read the blog regularly, you know by now that I love fall. And what flavor is more quintessentially fall than pumpkin? None, I’d say. Todd and I recently started attending a group at church for newly married couples and I signed up to bring snacks as soon as they announced they needed volunteers. … Read more

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

So, yesterday, I was all about baking something pumpkin with my mom. Tuesday night she mentioned pumpkin cookies and that’s all I needed to hear. I was game! I got to her house early yesterday morning and she was looking through some cookbooks for inspiration. She said she just wasn’t feeling pumpkin cookies and was … Read more

French Toast in the Oven Recipe

1 10-ounce loaf French bread 8 eggs 3 cups milk 2 teaspoons white sugar 2 teaspoons brown sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter Cut bread in 1-inch thick slices. Arrange in one layer in greased 9″ x 13″ x 2″ pan. Beat eggs with milk, sugars, salt, and … Read more

3 Best Nonstick Skillets 2021

Skillets are a must for every modern kitchen. These skillet-cum-sauté pans can be conveniently used for a versatile range of daily cooking. They are nonstick and therefore help you prepare healthy food without much hassle. Cooking in a skillet can also be very enjoyable as against normal everyday cooking. Getting hold of the top non-stick … Read more

Asian Slaw Salad

Thank you all so much for your kind words yesterday! They all meant so much and I appreciate your advice and support. You are all the best! 😀 Today, there is no heavy stuff. No life lessons. No deep thoughts. Well, maybe one life lesson: This is the best salad ever! There. That wasn’t such … Read more

Breakfast Puffs Recipe

1-1/2 cups sifted flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup shortening 1 unbeaten egg 1/2 cup milk Combine shortening, sugar, and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Fill greased muffin cups 1/2 full. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. While hot, dip in 6 tablespoons melted butter. … Read more