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roasted pork loin with apple cider

roasted pork loin with apple cider

As we all know, we are full on into the month of entertaining, of gathering our families around the table for warm meals so that we can escape the ever chillier days.  For those of us who are not truly crazy and did not start planning Thanksgiving meals in October (okay, I might be slightly … more

mashed cauliflower with cheese

mashed cauliflower with cheese

I am a person who likes to be settled.  I like to have a schedule and to be able to write everything I have to do on my calendar and to have the same routine every day.  And this goes back an embarrassingly long time, because as I admitted to Gerrit’s family the other day as we … more

double chocolate reese’s pieces cookies

double chocolate reese's pieces cookies

Probably one of my earliest memories of my life is actually a memory of Halloween.  Every year we went trick-or-treating with our family friends, meeting at our house or their house to get into our costumes, and then afterwards we would come back and sort out our candy and offer trades (which really, we all … more

garlic butter roasted mushrooms

garlic butter roasted mushrooms

I don’t know what it’s like where you’re from, but for me in high school there were always people who couldn’t wait to leave.  There was constant chatter about wanting to get out of Huntsville because there was “nothing to do here” and it was a “small town” (which, to people who say it’s a … more

homemade baguettes

homemade baguettes

I am so particular about my grocery shopping that it is a bit ridiculous.  If they don’t have the brand I want or the right size of something it completely throws me off and I seem to be incapable of making a decision of what alternative to get on such short notice.  Last week I … more