Every Sunday evening, my S.O. and I have “splurge night”, where we allow ourselves to have something a bit (OK, maybe a lot) more decadent than our usual weekday fare.
So why Sunday, you may ask? Well, we have tried putting splurge night on Friday or Saturday, [...]
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You know how some recipes start out by accident?
Well, I was in the middle of making cranberry sauce when my S.O. called and was lost coming home from a conference in a nearby state. I ran to the computer to get directions, came back to my [...]
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Can you tell I’m finding different ways to use up the vast end-of-summer watermelon supply from Dad’s garden? They and tomatoes are coming out our ears, and I can only make so many “Melon Man” Cocktails (although it’s fun trying)!
And it’s been a busy week. I [...]
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I’ve been nursing a pretty annoying outbreak of poison ivy all week.
I can’t believe that after all these years of working in the garden, I have never been exposed to it before! So I had just assumed that I must be immune to it, and [...]
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And while it’s not unusual for me to simmer a huge pot of from-scratch sauce, made with a couple dozen or more ingredients, I think it’s fun every once in a while to “jazz up” a good bottled sauce.
Now naysayers of sweet sauces, don’t hate! Just [...]
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