1920’s Murder Mystery Party Part 1: The Making of A Speakeasy

This past year I decided to throw a Halloween party, and here we are, in January, talking about it.I'm nothing if not prompt.How to throw an epic and ridiculously fun Murder Mystery Party for your friends (you know you want to):I bought my game from Dinner and a Murder. I purchased the PDF version for download … Continue reading 1920’s Murder Mystery Party Part 1: The Making of A Speakeasy

How To Make Pomegranate Jelly: Give the Gift of Sandwich Magic!

This isn't a cooking blog (and I think we can all be thankful for that), but I make this every year and people are always asking me HOW, so here we are. I'm about to tell you how to make pomegranate jelly!When the air gets a little crispy around the edges and there's fun sized candy … Continue reading How To Make Pomegranate Jelly: Give the Gift of Sandwich Magic!

I Also Enjoy Pasta…

Yesterday I innocently ignored the signs and purchased three boxes of Oreos AND a gelato at the grocery store. I thought I was buying the gelato for Derrick since I bought his flavor, which involves the unholy addition of bananas, but I ended up eating half of it.Today has been a survival day, where I ate … Continue reading I Also Enjoy Pasta…

Blather: Under the Influence of Herbal Tea

Hola friends!that's me, on the right, pre-quesadillaOh little blog, I haven't seen you're blinking face for some time now. What can I tell you? The days blur together. The weather hits 100 and then sinks back to 75, reflecting my general confusion about life. Is it fall? Is it summer? Why do I have a … Continue reading Blather: Under the Influence of Herbal Tea

Because My Kitchen Smells Like Bug Spray and There’s a Stranger In My Shower

Some days are expensive.We had to call the plumber (he came at 8 p.m.) and my arch enemies (ants) invaded my Nutella. The time change sucked the sleep out of us, everyone was cranky, a little less wealthy, and one shower down from our usual pair.We consoled ourselves with goat cheese and cranberries, table grapes and fire … Continue reading Because My Kitchen Smells Like Bug Spray and There’s a Stranger In My Shower

Because I Used to Hide and Cry

 When I die, bury me in candy. Maybe not in Crunch bars, but Butterfingers and Milky Ways. Dance at my funeral and comfort my bones with sweet things. Ignore the absence of dental work.Pay attention while you can, to the vibrant colors that make up the world. The flaming orange of the fall pumpkins. The … Continue reading Because I Used to Hide and Cry

Joy In The Ante Meridiem

I like to think God is pleased when we greet the dawn in a tricorn hat.  It takes trust to run at sunrise, with a whisk, in the autumn crisp. To be children of joy...Well, it's a tall order in today's world. It calls for a bit of surrender and a touch of humility.Sometimes kitchen utensils help. … Continue reading Joy In The Ante Meridiem