What’s your “new normal” now? Hate that phrase as much as I do? My new normal is not so new to me ~ it’s called “make salads great again”. Ugh ~ I hate myself right now. Enough with the stupid catch phrases. Here’s a salad recipe that will make you feel okay about eating yet another salad for lunch. You can also serve this at … Continue reading Harvest Salad.
This is my mom. I am, more or less, turning into her with every passing day. Just the other day I woke up at 5:45am and immediately started cooking, baking, doing laundry, picking up the house, working on real estate, checking email, and noticing I was way too energetic and happy for that early in the morning. Yep. Turning into my mother. One thing my … Continue reading Thanksgiving-ish Rice.
Chai tea is so lovely on a cold, cozy night at home. Snuggle up with a good book, a warm blanket, and a mug of hot, spicy Chai, and you are most definitely living your best life. But where are the decaf chai tea choices? Huh? It’s virtually impossible to buy decaf chai tea anywhere, so just make your own! It’s super easy! Okay, you … Continue reading Decaf Earl Chai Tea.
This is truly comforting, delicious, hearty, healthy, cheap, down-home cooking. This is the cooking of my people, especially on my father’s side. The Tannehill’s grew up near the Lake of the Ozarks, before it was the touristy place it is now, in an area called Kaiser, Missouri. The major key factors I know about my father’s side of the family is this: they drink coffee … Continue reading Collards and Beans w/Cornbread Mug Cake.
HAPPY OCTOBERFEST! It’s that time of year, and it doesn’t matter if you can’t socialize safely right now. That just means more food and beer for YOU! So FaceTime your favorite German, crack open a Hefeweizen, and enjoy these packets of goodness all by yourself! Lächerlich!!! (That means yummy in Octoberfestland…) Continue reading Kielbasa & Cabbage Freezer Packets.
I have recently discovered that I’m slightly sensitive to garlic. Especially the volume of garlic they use in restaurants. What are they doing ~ marinating the food in a garlic oil bath? It’s just too much, along with all the oil, sugar and salt. It’s like they don’t trust that we’ll come back to their restaurant unless they show all their cards in every single … Continue reading Pesto & Hummus for Lovers.
Buying or selling a house is such an emotional time for everyone. I love to help people in their hour of need, so it’s no small wonder that I love being a realtor. And while I hope my 1st buyers never leave their home (it’s that beautiful), I know they’ll call on me to help sell their house, should the need arise. NOT because I’m … Continue reading Closing Gift Chocolate Chip Cookies.
We have fallen in love with a homemade pizza crust. I think my friend Amy told me about this one a long time ago, but I was still gluten-free at the time. (Didn’t you tell me about this one, Amy?) This is from the Pioneer Woman ~ who is not my favorite cook in the whole world, but seriously, she should win the Nobel Peace … Continue reading Homemade Pizza.
My lovely Mother-in-Law asked me to post my pesto recipe. Hi Cindy! Pesto is one of my all-time favorite foods to have in the freezer, ready to add quick and fresh flavor to anything and everything. I like to freeze the pesto in ice cube trays, then pop the cubes out and store them in a ziplock bag. You can drop one or two into … Continue reading Pesto.
Lobster Quiche? Oooh la laaaa ~ how fancy! Lobster is definitely on my list of top five favorite foods. The texture, the flavor, the richness ~ I just can’t get enough. And I almost feel like it should never be eaten any other way but by itself, with some clarified butter. To hide it in a quiche seems like a sacrilege. But we bought this … Continue reading Lobster Quiche.