Category Archives: Menu

Orange Cranberry Cream Cheese Spread

The holidays are a never-ending source of culinary exasperation and inspiration.  Exasperation as you try vainly to make forty bajillion recipes for holiday parties and holiday dinners.  Inspiration from the recipes everyone else is pinning and new delights at old … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Dessert, Holidays | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Twice-a-Month Cooking

This is my latest play on once-a-month cooking.  Call it twice-a-month cooking, if you will.  I realized that trying to do everything at once, all in one day so my mom can babysit the Munchkin, is too much for me. … Continue reading

Posted in Once-a-Month Cooking | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Barbecue Chicken-Bacon Pizza

Some days I have to work hard to figure out what we’re going to have for dinner.  Other days, inspiration simply strikes out of the blue, and I roll with it.  Still other days, someone offhandedly mentions pizza on Twitter, … Continue reading

Posted in Pizza, Poultry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Zipper Peas: An Experiment

At the farmers market this weekend, I was scouting for fresh peas.  I love them but can’t afford to buy them at the store very often; I’m really going to have to break down and grow some for myself at … Continue reading

Posted in Vegetable Sides | Tagged | Leave a comment

Farmers Market Score: Grilled Vegetable Pitas with White Wine Vinaigrette and Caprese Salad

You know, my favorite time of year may well be from April to October, aka the months when the farmers market is open.  I mean, when else can you get homemade jam; purple, red, orange, green, and/or yellow bell peppers; … Continue reading

Posted in Grilling, Salad, Vegetable Sides | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Zucchini Fries

I kept seeing this recipe making the rounds on Pinterest, getting pinned over and over and over again, and finally I decided to give in and just make the stupid things already.  (Yep, I too succumb to peer pressure.) However, … Continue reading

Posted in Vegetable Sides | Tagged | Leave a comment

Super-Easy Summer Pasta Salad

Now that the Munchkin is getting older and we’re getting more settled down with work and home life, we’re finding time to actually hang out with our friends again.  And with today being a holiday, we all got together for … Continue reading

Posted in Starch Sides, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Black Beans with Cumin and Garlic

If anyone’s curious why there’s a sudden spate of new recipes this week, it’s in large part to the fact that I’m quarantined at home with pinkeye.  *sighs*  So food prep is interspersed with lots more hand-washing than normal, because … Continue reading

Posted in Starch Sides | Leave a comment

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork with Cilantro Lime Rice

My favorite thing about Wednesday nights is getting the chance to make dinner myself and  not be stuck with leftovers or something boring.  Even better is getting to play with the grill, especially when it results in Southern Honey going, … Continue reading

Posted in Grilling, Pork, Starch Sides | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Strawberry Limeade Cake

The last twelve months have been absolutely insane, full of ups and downs and a whole host of new experiences.  Today we celebrated with the Munchkin’s first birthday party, and the joy of seeing him sitting in the grass trying … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Dessert | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments