Irish Soda Bread Success

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I am a wee bit o’ Irish.  I’ve always thought that wee bit was my funny bone.  But the only proof I have is that I find Conan O’Brien’s self-deprecating humor hilarious.  Using that logic, I’m … Continue reading

I’m Not Bitter, I’m Peachy

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Pinch a Peachy Monkey Bread I’m Not Bitter, I’m Peachy This month, Pillsbury will announce the winner of their 46th annual contest.  First prize? Yeah, what she said. Second prize?  Who cares; and let me get straight to the point … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Soup with Corn

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Buffalo Chicken Soup with Corn I almost forgot how to post.  That’s how long it’s been.  I almost forgot how to type too.  Let’s just chalk any spelling errors up to that. Thanks to a gift card and a smokin’ … Continue reading

Deviled Egg Do-Over

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Deviled Egg Do-Over Deviled eggs are staple in the south.  We pretty much take it for granted that where there’s a gathering, there’s a plate of deviled eggs – especially around the holidays.  As I was thinking of Easter dishes … Continue reading

J.S. Bachlava Cinnamon Rolls

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Big D’s J.S. Bachlava Cinnamon Rolls They’re Fugue ‘n Awesome! Big D has done it again!  His Variation on a Theme of Baklava is a sensation.  The reviews are in: Fugue – In music, a fugue (pron.: /ˈfjuːɡ/ FEWG) is a … Continue reading

Everyday Vinaigrette

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Everyday Vinaigrette To the tune of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”: Vinaigrettes, I’ve had a few; But then again, I didn’t make them. I’d need to top my greens, By using things found in my kitchen. I planned a triple course; … Continue reading

Around the World Roasted Pork Loin (Pork Loin 2 Ways, Recipe 2)

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Around the World Roasted Pork Loin Paprika from Spain, turmeric used in many Indian dishes, garlic, thyme, and Irish whiskey happily put together in an American kitchen, work surprisingly well together in this pork loin recipe. This is recipe two … Continue reading

Shredded Chipotle Pork (Pork Loin 2 Ways, Recipe 1)

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Shredded Chipotle Pork No matter how long I’ve cooked, I am constantly learning and improving and sometimes . . . screwing up.  For instance, this Christmas I learned that handpicked and freshly cracked hickory nuts are a perfect substitute for … Continue reading

Stranita (Strata by Anita)

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Stranita (Strata by Anita) For years I’ve said that when we have our own home, I’ll make Strata for Christmas Day breakfast/brunch.  This is finally the Christmas. Since you can make this ahead, it is perfect for a day already … Continue reading

Warm Cinnamon Pancakes with Cranberry Syrup

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Big D’s Warm Cinnamon Pancakes with Sweet Cranberry Syrup You probably have your Thanksgiving meal all planned.  I’ll bet you’ve had it planned for weeks.  Your bird is basted, your stuffing is stuffed, your rolls are rising, and your pies … Continue reading