Three-Way Fudge for the Work Folks

Oh my. I disappeared there for awhile, didn’t I? Terribly sorry about that. The fact of the matter is that my very busiest time at work is June – September. I love my job, but at the end of a crazy long day, cooking anything is a challenge to my brain and body. Writing something…

The Only Way to Drink Tomato Juice

…is with vodka. Seriously.  Bloody Marys show up all over the place. Just about any romance novel that involves a brunch will include Bloody Marys. In (this is an affiliate link) The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Julia (maker of those delicious cranberry donuts) has a friend named Stella who we join one day while she’s “fortifying…

Cinco de Mayo

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. Many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking too much. In that respect, it’s much like Saint Patrick’s Day. It is also much like Saint Patrick’s Day in the respect that most Americans don’t really understand what the day is all about. I know you guys are on top of…

May the Fourth Round-Up

For geeks everywhere, today is a very important day. It’s May 4th. Or May Fourth. Like, May the Fourth be with you. Get it? Huh? Huh? Do you? I really hope so. It would make my heart sad if you didn’t get it. Tomorrow will be the Revenge of the Fifth. Do you get THAT…

Droughtlander Sustenance

With months to go before we get new Outlander on television and an as-yet-unknown amount of time before the ninth book, Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone, we have to find solace in other mediums. I suggest turning to food. Food from Outlander Kitchen to be specific. I have gushed on several occasions about the recipes…

Kool-Aid Cookies

I’m so sorry. I really am. But I’ve done it again. I’ve made a recipe from the Hannah Swensen series. I can’t help it. There are so many recipes. Honestly, towards the end of the series (I’ve got one more to go and I’ll be all caught up) the recipes are my main reason for…

Annelle’s Cherry Coke

I’m on a roll this week. Apparently spring and Easter has me thinking of Steel Magnolias. Why, yes, that IS an affiliate link… I haven’t watched it in a while. I should get on that. In the meantime, we needed a fun drink to go with Drum’s Pork and Beans. Annelle’s Cherry Coke will fit…

Drum’s Pork and Beans

Today I’m revisiting an old favorite, Steel Magnolias (affiliate link-you know the drill.) I prefer the older version, but both are good. Watch the one you like best. The menfolk don’t get a lot of screen time, but I still adore Tom Skerritt’s Drum. He’s sort of goofy, but when the chips are down he’s got his…

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

A year or so ago, I fell in love with the books of Sarah Addison Allen. They are lovely novels, full of romance, small town folks, and just a twist of the supernatural. And there’s usually a food focus somewhere along the way. They are just such sweet and wonderful stories that I think you should…

Fish Custard – The Savory

As promised, I also made the savory version of the Eleventh Doctor’s regeneration meal. I cheated a bit. I have a bag of frozen fish sticks from Trader Joe’s. My kids both like fish more than the hubs and I do. While I love seafood, I’m more of a shellfish kind of girl, so I…

Fish Custard – The Sweet

Today’s the day! Doctor Who finally returns with new episodes! Yay! J-man and I will be watching. We’re also going to be enjoying some more Who-themed foods. For the Whovians in the crowd, the choice should be fairly obvious. After all, is there a  more iconic food scene in the revival than Matt Smith’s post-regeneration sequence?…

The Sonic Screwdriver

You guys. You. Guys. Doctor Who is almost back. After a year with no new Who, our long global nightmare is almost over. Well, I guess since the show once went away for years and years, I shouldn’t complain. More accurately, we’re getting more new NuWho… but I digress. To celebrate this momentous occasion my oldest, J-man, and I are indulging…