Turkey Gravy

turkey gravy

It’s Thanksgiving time and that means horrible dry turkey that is only edible once slathered in turkey gravy! I kid. Your turkey doesn’t have to be dry; follow this butter-injected turkey recipe to see. But, dry turkey or delicious, having a gravy-boat-load (or several) of turkey gravy on the table is very necessary.

Apple Cake

apple cake

Before we get to the business of this totally amazing apple cake with marzipan fruits, let me tell you a story. Or you can skip the story and just scroll along down to the video and recipe. I will never know the difference and you will get apple cake a little bit sooner.

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

How to Make Marzipan Fruits

How to make marzipan fruits: apples, pears, oranges It’s not too difficult to make your own marzipan fruits for decorating cakes or just for eating. Marzipan is an almond paste that is readily available in grocery stores near the cake decorating supplies. Odense is a common brand and it’s sold in 7 ounce tubes. The […]

Butter Roasted Sweet Potatoes

roasted sweet potatoes

Butter roasted sweet potatoes are an easy sweet potato side dish without the marshmallows. I love the combination of browned butter, lime juice, a squirt of honey and rosemary with these roasted potatoes; it’s complex and a little surprising. The butter and honey combine in the oven to make a shiny glaze and the lime […]

Butternut and Barley Salad

butternut-squash-barley-salad

Giveaway and a salad recipe! Pacific Merchants sent me this beautiful wooden salad bowl and tongs set and said I could give one to you, too! Or you can have a $75 gift certificate to pick out another of their handcrafted acacia wood pieces. I made a butternut and barley salad to go in mine, […]

Bolognese Sauce

bolognese

An ex-boyfriend taught me about Bolognese. Until then, I guess I’d always just made “spaghetti sauce” like a regular person who is from Texas and whose only experience with Italian food is from Olive Garden. When I saw him mincing carrots and celery for our sauce, I was like, “Whoa, dude. What is happening here?” […]

Dirt Cake

dirt cake

The Dirt Cake is something that many people grew up on. Not me. I think dirt cakes are indigenous to the American midwest which would explain why I’d never heard of them until I was well past voting age. That, and my mom was a devout sugar-hating hippie and dirt cake is almost 100% sugar. […]

Gummy Worms Recipe – Fruit-juice Sweetened

gummy worms recipe

I’ve gotcha a fruit-juice sweetened, natural gummy worms recipe right here for Halloween. But first, a spooky Halloween story. Halloween night, late 1980s. My family lived in the boonies so there were no good streets or even houses at which to trick or treat. All dressed up, my mom drove me and my brother into […]

Mango Coconut Smoothie

coconut-mango-smoothie

Mango and coconut together is one of the best partnerships around. This smoothing is a high-protein, low-carb, moderate-fat option that will keep you full all morning. If you have a coconut allergy or just don’t like the stuff, use a fresh banana instead for a creamy texture, but the smoothie will be higher in sugars […]