Cantaloupe Prosciutto Salad

Sorry about the short posts the last couple of days. I’m up right now at 4:41am because I’ve got a long day ahead of me working the polls here in Columbus, OH. Keep your fingers crossed that things go smoothly, and that lines are short this year (unlike they were in 2004). A not waiting […]

Cherry and Zabaglione Cream Tart

Sorry I haven’t been around for the past few days, folks – I’ve spent the better part of this week in a NyQuil induced haze while a really nasty chest cold took it out of me and completely drained me of any energy. I’m finally feeling better, so I’m back on the computer and back in the kitchen. So […]

Party Recipes and Notes

Just a quick aside to those of you who attended the BBQ here yesterday and asked me for recipes – like I said, nearly everything I made has been blogged about before, but to save you some time from looking through the archives, here’s a quick list of links to the recipes. Goat Cheese Tomato […]

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday, and I have just got to say that I’m the luckiest girl alive. See what my wonderful husband made me, from scratch? :::swoon::: It tastes as good as it looks. Italian Cream Cake recipe courtesy Southern Living Magazine serves 12 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups […]

A Change in Focus

As most of you know, I had a revision to my gastric bypass back in January, to an extremely malabsorptive surgery that means that my body doesn’t absorb much of what I take in. Because of that, what I take in has an order of priority – protein first, then veggies, then carbs, and I […]

Grill Lust

::pant::pant::pant:: That’s it. I absolutely must have it. I’ve been planning my outdoor kitchen for a while, never finding quite what I was looking for. Then I spied this, just before I was going to order the grill I had settled on. I wants it. And I will haves it. My Precioussss. 40,000 BTU grill. […]

All Apologies

It’s come to my attention that I’ve been a really bad blogger, pretty much flaking on everything blog related for the past week or so, in lieu of food taking a back seat to pretty much everything else going on right now. I apologize profusely. However, my absence doesn’t mean I didn’t eat or cook […]

8 Step Kitchn Cure 2008 – Week 1 (Before)

OK, I have a major confession to make: my kitchen is a frickin’ mess. I’ve got a big problem with stockpiling food. I think it stems from being really poor (I had three jobs – 1 full time and 2 part time, all paying minimum wage at the time; if that’s not a good reason […]

Eeek! A Mouse!

I have meant to work my way through the pantries for ages now, but now I’m at the point where some unwelcome visitors in the house have forced the issue. We were searching the other day for matzo ball mix, and when we finally found the box, it was stuck to two others, with a […]

Snow Shoveler’s Breakfast

I fed the husband before sending him out to shovel snow. We figured he’d burn off this burly breakfast in no time flat. And he did. Even though he has only finished half the driveway so far. Suddenly, paying the neighbor boy $15 to shovel the rest doesn’t seem like a bad deal. But I […]