April 2013

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philadelphia style vanilla ice cream

philadelphia style vanilla ice cream

A couple of weeks ago at the store I needed to buy some more vanilla extract and noticed that the same size jar of a more expensive brand was on sale and therefore cheaper than the brand I usually buy.  And while I don’t exactly go cheap on the vanilla, when I got home I … more

chicken with teriyaki mushroom sauce

chicken with teriyaki mushroom sauce

To say that I am reliant on chicken for weeknight dinners is really a bit of an understatement.  Every weekend, when I sit down to write out my menus for the next week, chicken thighs goes on the list at least once.  Sometimes twice if I am really desperate.  I bake them with herbs and … more

toomer’s corner lemonade

toomer's corner lemonade

There were 83,000 people at Auburn’s A-day this year.  83,000 people.  I’m willing to bet that there are regular season games that have had less attendance than that.  But we were all there because of the trees (because really, scrimmage games are not that exciting–at least to me).  It was a bittersweet day saying goodbye … more

yogurt marinated chicken strips

yogurt marinated chicken strips

Without even realizing it, I get in dinner ruts.  I always feel, after finding a slew of new recipes, or reading books like Dinner A Love Story, that my days of dinner ruts will be behind me (at least for awhile).  But it’s amazing how quickly I can sink back down into them.  And I … more

honey wheat bread

honey wheat bread

I have needed slow baking these days.  After the (fun) chaos of an Easter weekend bridal shower and family Easter dinner, I honestly wanted to swear off the kitchen for awhile.  My feet were hurting (and I even remembered not to stand barefoot all day, as I am prone to do).  My back was hurting. … more