Hello morning, hello cottage cheese pancakes!

Im not a big cottage cheese fan… I can pretty much take or leave it either way.  The texture is strange, the taste is also strange and a bit watery.  However, Iv’e been… Continue reading


Ok, so this drink may not be what the French think of when they ask for a digestif, but that’s neither here nor there.  This Irish coffee concoction is my version of an… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Feast

Valentines Day, a saints feast day established in 496 honoring a saint that no one really knows anything about, other than he was eventually beheaded , how happy.  The name Valentine was derived… Continue reading

Take the Cake

So, this is really just me 1) repping out a really awesome business and group of talented people and 2) bragging about Northside. Take the Cake is a bakery/resteraunt here in Northside that… Continue reading

Turkish chicken with oranges and warm spices

P I do not do well with the winter, we are not friends.  Fall is wonderful, and I think scarves and layering are lovely and fun up until the end of December, and… Continue reading

The Mystery of the French Macaroon

The Mystery of the Macaroon began simply enough.  A la Clue it was Patti and I, with the cookbook, in the kitchen.  We spent the afternoon indoors  eating lunch, and figuring out what… Continue reading

blueberry muffins and snow days

When the bold branches bid farewell to rainbow leaves – welcome wool sweaters. -B. Cybrill *Originally from Nigella Lawson’s How to Be a Domestic Goddess cookbook* SNOW DAY BLUEBERRY MUFFINS 6 tablespoons butter,… Continue reading

Findlay, I love you….


Bridal Shower Victoria Sponge

Last night, after a mmm mmm good meal of parmesan encrusted tilapia, mashed spuds and asparagus my sister Patti and I did our first test run of the Victoria Sponge cake that we… Continue reading

Chicken with Cider and Bacon

 I stumbled upon this recipe while desperately searching the cyber pages of Cooking Light for something both quick and impressive to make for dinner. I ended up making soup that night and the… Continue reading