“Kuri” Some Flavor

I probably sound like a broken record at this point going on and on lately about my huge stash of Winter squash, but I can’t help it! Each one brings it’s own virtues and excitement to the table, pun intended, and the one from last week was no exception. This was another one with the…

Walking in A Winter… Squash Patch

A few weeks ago, the produce section was overrun with all the varieties of winter squash one could possibly hope for. I was eager to snag a sample of each variety and take them home for experimentation! A couple didn’t turn out as well as we’d hoped. Whether it was the recipe that didn’t suit…

Back in the Saddle Again

After nearly 8 weeks of being in the shop after an unfortunate ottoman accident, I finally have my laptop back almost as good as new. uBreakiFix really did a phenomenal job of finding parts and keeping me informed of all steps. It took a while since they were waiting on parts from various corners of…

Have a Coke

Here in Texas, Dr. Pepper reigns supreme above all other soft drinks. I suppose you could chock this up to the plant which calls Dublin, TX it’s home. However, Coca-Cola is unequivocally Southern in that it all began at a pharmacy in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia in 1886. Jacob’s Pharmacy no longer stands, but Coca-Cola is…

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Apples are to fall as Hallmark is to Christmas or chocolate-covered strawberries are to Valentine’s Day or bunnies and chicks are to Easter or… You get the idea. The two just seamlessly go hand-in-hand. For the most part, apples in fall are baked, candied, or cidered; but rarely do we think of apples as an…

Putting Vampires to Flight

Crusty slices of bread are great with Italian food. We can all agree on that. Some people even take it to another level and add cheese, but is there really and truly anything better than buttery garlic bread next to a heaping pile of spaghetti bolognese? There’s just something so ethereal about a warm, crunchy,…

Pho-Real!

I’m a little late to the Pho-train. About a decade late to be honest. Years ago, in my former life as a teacher, Summers were spent working a register at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in a strip shopping center. I was grateful for the opportunity and I’ll still eat there to this day, though I haven’t…

Here’s Lookin’ At You, Kid

Growing up as a 90s (and early aughts) kid meant alot of slow Summers passed at home with time and imagination (and maybe a sibling) as our only companions. Kids nowadays have no idea. I digress. Many a Summer was spent reading, begrudgingly doing chores, and boppin’ around the living room to music videos on…

Banana-Rama

There aren’t many desserts as distinctly Southern as Banana Pudding. It’s also interesting that such a distinctly Southern recipe heavily features an ingredient not at all native to the South. Steamships made the banana’s entry into the Southern ports of the United States a welcome possibility. The earliest Banana Pudding recipes were a take-off from…

Some Like It Hot

We aren’t afraid of heat in this house. We like spice in many dishes as a matter of fact. However, the author of the recipe of one of our most recent culinary adventures must like their food scorching. This was a new level even for me. It lit up our palates in a way I…