Cocktail of the Month: Hot Buttered Rum

hot buttered rum recipe

Warm up even the coldest winter days with our Cocktail of the Month: Hot Buttered Rum. This traditional drink is simple to prepare in no time with a make-ahead batter that can be saved in your freezer for months at a time and be ready when necessary. savour… warm spirits The History Like many hot […]

Treat of the Week: Citrus Zingers

citrus zinger cookie recipe

Winter can be dreary. Fortunately, markets are dotted with the bright colors of citrus to cheer things up a bit and remind us of the promise of spring. This week we take advantage of the bounty to make our treat of the week… Citrus Zingers. The base of this recipe is a basic sugar cookie, […]

January Playlist: Music for Cooking

music for cooking playlist

The chill of January typically forces me indoors to enjoy the warmth and coziness of a comfortable home. The kitchen is filled with the fragrance of comfort food and warmed by the oven. This is my favorite time of year for cooking.  I love to listen to music while cooking. Occasionally I am in the […]

Treat of the Week: Frozen Clementine Sorbet

To kick off the new year we are lightening things up just a little.  In an effort to help any who have resolved to cut a few pounds we have cut out the fats for this treat. Don’t think that means less taste, though. This little serving of sorbet is bursting with flavor. Clementines are […]

Over the River & Through the Woods: The Meal

winter picnic recipes

Deciding what to take on your winter picnic can be tricky.  Outdoor temps are likely to quickly cool any hot foods, so you’ll want to take that into account when making your selection. Insert our choice for this winter picnic, fried chicken cutlets and cornmeal waffles. Both are tasty at room temperature or cooler and a […]

Over the River & Through the Woods: Winter Picnic

winter picnic ideas

Hopefully, your holiday season has already been filled with cheer. Each day is a day closer to the big day and an opportunity to infuse a bit of fun. This week we are offering up some elements for creating your own outdoor holiday adventure. Come along as we travel over the river and through the woods. Often, we […]

Treat of the Week: Grapefruit Poppyseed Torte with White Chocolate Mousse

grapefruit poppyseed torte recipe

Earlier this week, Punxsutawney Phil proclaimed that we would have an early spring. Either Old Man Winter didn’t get the memo or he wanted to get in one last jab. He is really showing off his skills this week in Dallas.   February is funny in that way. It’s such a transitional month and is […]

Getting Rooted: Winter Vegetable Soup with Prosciutto

winter roasted root vegetable soup recipe

We continue our tribute to National Soup Month today with a hearty vegetable soup to warm even the coldest of days. This soup is loaded with readily available vegetables and packed with flavor. When I was planning this month’s posts I tried to decide upon a variety of soups that might add to your recipe box. I […]

Salvaged Sweatshirts: Hooded Scarf

hooded scarf diy

Now that fall has finally arrived, it is time to assess your scarf, hat, and glove situation. We keep lots of hats and scarves around during the winter months. It is always good to have them at hand when headed out for the day or just to walk the dog. Today we offer up our tutorial for […]