Articles posted in ‘Holidays’

Happy Holidays 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Halloween 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

A family that foods together stays together… or something.  This is our first year celebrating Halloween with Cayenne and probably the last time (before she starts talking) where we can do whatever we want with her for the dressing up portion.  We took that opportunity to play on her name, and hence you’re a pepper, […]

Pumpkin Cider Cocktail

Monday, October 24, 2011

We had foodie friends coming over for a potluck for no reason (#P4NR).  Lately I’ve been trying to come up with interesting cocktails to serve to guests when they arrive.  Something refreshing, to get things going, an aperitif to stimulate hunger — although with the food our friends brought, not much help was needed!
The thought […]

Valentine’s Day Shrimp Cocktail

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Before you call me cheesy, isn’t Valentine’s Day all about being cheesy? Excessive hearts, everything in red and pink, cute and cuddly bears, and more sweets than we can handle. Somehow shrimp just popped into my head in a heart-shaped image. Of course, I am in love and so these thoughts come easily. Each shrimp […]

Best of 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This has been a crazy year for us as we soared to new heights with up to 215,000 unique readers in a single month. After a two year apartment search, we finally moved in the spring. First we had no kitchen and cooked with just appliances. Then we moved into my mom’s house while we […]

Pumpkin Patch Side Dish

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween always comes faster than I expect it to. I never have a costume ready and each year I swear that next year, I’ll plan early and have a fantastic costume. (We really discussed a plan last night. We have a family costume that includes baby next year.) This year, I’m using my pregnancy as […]

4 Recipes for the 4th of July

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I’ll admit that I’m not particularly patriotic. The 4th of July means BBQ and fireworks to me, and that’s reason enough to celebrate. It also happens to be my little cousin Christopher’s birthday and he turns 18 this year. Happy Birthday Chris!
Hope you all have great celebrations planned and if you don’t, it’s not too […]

8 Father’s Day Recipes

Saturday, June 12, 2010

When I did the Mother’s Day round-up, just last month, John posted a comment, asking if I’d do one for Father’s Day. I was really happy to; I enjoyed putting it together so much last time. There is such a strong nostalgic association with food that thinking of a loved one naturally connects to memories […]

8 Mother’s Day Recipes

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I really love making Mother’s Day meals (see last year’s), and I’m scrambling to decide what to do this year. We don’t have a fully functioning kitchen right now so it’s going to be tough. For my mom, Lon’s mom, and probably most mom’s, it’s really enough to just see the effort. It’s a day […]

Lucky Basil

Friday, March 5, 2010

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and I’m not Irish, but I love Irish Soda Bread. I can’t claim to do much pub crawling, but I did just post about potatoes. I never got into Lucky Charms, but through some twisted and fortunate miscalculation of the leprechauns, I got the luck of the Irish. Yup, […]