Whole Wheat Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

Our holiday travels are finally over, so I can post about a recipe I modified to use some Christmas leftovers. These muffins used some ingredients we needed to finish up, and turned out great, though I had to modify the recipe a bit, and I apologize in advance that I didn’t measure what I did!Continue reading “Whole Wheat Cranberry Eggnog Muffins”

Quick Pickled Vegetables for Stir Fry

This summer, we happened upon a Vietnamese restaurant in Festus, Missouri, on our travels. The food was very good, but what really impressed me was the pickled vegetables in their spring rolls. This gave me the idea to try doing that at home. After looking up a few recipes for Vietnamese pickled vegetables, I realizedContinue reading “Quick Pickled Vegetables for Stir Fry”

Book Review: Gumbo Life by Ken Wells

Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou by Ken Wells My rating: 4 of 5 stars I need to preface my review by saying that I’m a vegetarian. This book is more aimed at carnivores, and I’m sure Wells would find my vegetarian gumbo sacrilegious, though he proves to be an adventurous eater. And no,Continue reading “Book Review: Gumbo Life by Ken Wells”

Simple White Sauce for Pizza

Tonight, I wanted a change of pace for our weekly homemade pizza. I usually make the standard red sauce, though occasionally, I’ll make a white sauce with flour, but tonight, I wanted something easier and with less carbs.  Enter sun-dried tomatoes and buttermilk. Followers of this blog probably know I love cooking with buttermilk. It’sContinue reading “Simple White Sauce for Pizza”

Ginger Chick’n & Fig Stir-Fry

It’s been quite awhile since I posted any recipes to this blog. That’s in part because I’ve tried to make it more about writing, and maybe because I haven’t tried out many new meals — until tonight! And I apologize for not taking a picture, but I wasn’t 100% sure it would turn out goodContinue reading “Ginger Chick’n & Fig Stir-Fry”