Happy Birthday Twinkies!

I’m forgoing my usual Thirsty Thursday post to wish a very happy birthday to everyone’s favorite cream-filled cake. On this day in 1930, Twinkies rolled out to the good of the world. Whether saving folks after nuclear annihilation, as on Family Guy, or getting people through the zombie apocalypse like they did in Zombieland, these little cakes are something…

Cooking with the Kids

So, I try to use healthy, real, whole food as often as possible. Sometimes, though, you just have to have a little fun. Especially when you’ve got two young-ish boys that you’re trying to teach life skills. I would love to believe that my gentleman will go off to college with the skills and desire…

Throwback Thirsty Thursday

If you were a kid in the 90’s you remember the artificial citrus-ish goodness of Ecto-Cooler. Well, over the summer it got a new lease on life when the Ghostbusters reboot came out. I enjoyed the new version of the movie. Mostly because I want to be Kate McKinnon when I grow up. She’s my spirit…

St. Patrick’s Day Leftovers Make Good

Being American, St. Patrick’s Day used to be about going out drinking with friends. In college there was green beer. It was gross. Now, after marriage and kids and turning 40, the idea of going out on St. Patrick’s Day appalls me. It’s so peopley out there in the bars and restaurants. And I’d rather…

Leprechaun Bars

Leprechauns may be fictional, but they still need to eat. And this family loves treats. Which you may have noticed. These are simple but super fun. Make treats out of marshmallows and the crispy rice cereal of your choice. Throw in a few drops of green food coloring. Here comes the really fun part…Did you…

St. Patrick’s “Special” Coffee

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I’m not even going to start on any of the political meanings of the holiday…or how we here in America don’t celebrate anywhere near the same way as the folks in Ireland do…or how my ancestors were Protestant and so were associated with the color orange rather than the…

The Grand Brie Burger

The Belcher family, of Bob’s Burgers, is absurd. Truly absurd. However, they love each other. They stick together through good and bad. They have a ton of fun together, even if it’s often because they’ve gotten in to some kind of zany predicament. It’s a cartoon after all, zany predicaments are par for the course. Every show I…

Coffee and Chocolate

I can’t even help myself anymore. I keep reading the cozy mysteries… I think I’m reading them as much for the food references as for the stories at this point. What can I say? I have weaknesses. You knew what you were getting into… This particular book, Jammed, by Deany Ray (affiliate link, but at 99 cents…

Love In A Glass

My last few Thirsty Thursday cocktails haven’t been all that fictional. This one isn’t either…sorry. But it’s yummy and that’s really what counts, right? Plus, I was going to post this one for Valentine’s Day, but I just didn’t get it done. Sorry again. I never claimed that I wasn’t a slacker.   Make this…

An Every Day Staple

I love bread. Every kind of bread. Seriously, I have never eaten a piece of bread and been, like, “wow, I’m sorry I ate that.” I could eat nothing but bread for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy, provided there is quality butter or some other delicious spread to use every once…

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Welp. You know the drill by now. I read a “cozy” mystery…I wonder why so many amateur sleuths own bakeries… I mean, seriously. In real life, bakeries are so much work. Like, all the time. Early morning baking. Late night recipe testing. I don’t have any idea where they find so much time for solving…

Pecan Pie in a Glass

Last week’s sweet inspired me. I mean, pecan pie is delicious but sometimes you need more of a kick. Since I had run across pecan pie flavored whiskey at the store not long ago and I had some ginger beer on hand, there was nothing stopping me from making a lovely cocktail. I mix 1…