carrot-ginger dressing

Seriously, if I actually made half of the things that I bookmark or print from the Internet or tear out of a magazine, I would be cooking 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. And, that really doesn't sound too terrible when I think about it. It's just that little thing called my day job always interfering with my cooking habit... if only work didn't get in the way of play! I would hands down prefer to be in my kitchen all day manufacturing culinary nirvana than commuting to my day job as a cubicle monkey. [sigh] But, the latter pays the bills... Read more »

chicken soup: a natural remedy

"Sore throat? Fever? Have some chicken soup and you'll feel better." Moms have been feeding us steamy bowls of this simple homemade remedy for years and years and, while most could not confirm definitively why or whether it was in fact what made us feel better, I think the majority would agree it played a role - even if only for some heartwarming culinary comfort. Read more »

a [cinna]bun in the oven

First, I'd like to wish each and every one of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!  It's January again, the month where we gladly, or reflectively,  bid adieu to the past year and anything about it we weren't necessarily pleased with.  It's a time for resolution and a time for change.  In my case, it's a time for the biggest change in my life and about time I make a little confession to you, my readers, concerning a sensational secret I've been keeping the past five months:  there's a bun in the oven.  And, I'm not just talking about one of these ooey gooey buns that you're looking at above, but an equally sweet little baby that we are expecting this spring.   I'm not quite sure how I've kept it from you so long, as it's been the biggest thing going on in my life and, quite frankly, we're absolutely over the moon with excitement and anticipation. Read more »