October 2011

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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

chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

As I have already admitted, I am not generally a sauce person.  But what I haven’t really told you is that it doesn’t stop with pizza sauce.  Oh, no no.  I pretty much always can do without sauce of any kind.  Spaghetti sauce?  No thank you, I’ll just have butter and cheese.  I’d usually rather … more

fudgy salty peanut butter brownies

fudgy salty peanut butter brownies

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, there are few things I am obsessed with more than peanut butter.  Actually there is probably nothing I am more obsessed with in the food realm…aside from perhaps chocolate.  And steak.  And in the non-food realm, aside from the generalizations of family that everyone will give … more

roasted butternut squash

roasted butternut squash

As the person writing this blog, I suppose I’m supposed to feel a little guilty about what I have to share with you today…some butternut squash roasted simply in the oven.  But I really don’t.  Because if this helps anyone with their dinner tonight, or reminds someone of their love of butternut squash, or inspires … more