The CrockPot — a Summer Super Star

I don’t know about you, but where I live the summers are hot. Really hot. Like, I don’t want to turn on the oven or stove hot. But I still like to have cooked food for dinner so here’s what I do — I use my CrockPot! It doesn’t heat up the house and my…

A Zoodles Carbonara Learning Curve

Ah, Carbonara! That lovely, velvety mix of eggs and cheese and cured pork products — usually with starchy pasta. While I love a good plate of pasta, I’m avoiding such things at the moment. So how am I to get my carbonara fix? Zoodles. That’s zucchini noodles. Noodles made from the ubiquitous summer squash. This isn’t…

Off the Blogging Wagon

It seems that I’ve fallen off the wagon. Actually, I’ve fallen off a whole lot of wagons: The Blogging Wagon The Eating for Health Wagon The Photography Wagon The Making New Recipes Wagon (and the related Tweaking Old Recipes Wagon) The Getting Some Exercise Wagon The Trying New Crafts Wagon What with all that falling,…

Reblog — I don’t usually do this…

Yes, reblog is a real word.  I don’t usually do this, but I’m reblogging a post from a lovely woman (Celi, short for Cecilia) who blogs at thekitchensgarden.com about life on her farm.  I’ve come to look forward to reading her thoughts daily.  This particular post has stuck with me since she ran it and…

Fall Spice Muffins. Yum.

What is it about Fall that makes seemingly sane people go all crazy for Pumpkin Spice everything?  I will admit that there are times when I succumb to the siren song of that iconic flavor, but sometimes just plain spice is even better.  At least in my opinion. I recently found and made this recipe…