On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…bikkies. Which is Australian for biscuits, or as the heathen Yanks call them: cookies. Today’s cookie is the ANZAC Bikkie, which is probably not a traditional Christmas cookie, but they’re delicious and now that I have a new oven, I’m actually able to make … Continue reading 12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 3
On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…cookies. Because again, no to birds and yes to cookies! And again, I’m pretty sure Santa would agree. Today’s cookie is one that I’ve been contemplating for a long time. Contemplating, but not doing anything about it because it is a flavor profile I … Continue reading 12 Cookies of Christmas, Day 2
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…cookies. Because honestly, anyone who knows me knows I have no love of keeping fowl as pets and cookies are delicious. True story. Cookies ARE delicious. Even Santa agrees. Besides, what are you going to do with 10 Lords a’ Leaping once the novelty … Continue reading 12 Cookies of Christmas
Old fashioned. Even the name sounds sophisticated enough that anyone ordering one immediately elevates in status. Continue reading An Old Fashioned Holiday
Today is bittersweet for me. As this posts, the Red River Rivalry is currently unfolding it all its glory. I am undoubtedly screaming at the tv and all the dogs are conflicted between attempting to beg and/or steal the game snacks or hiding. If you are not familiar with college football, the Red River Rivalry is the … Continue reading Jonas.
I would like to say that I read the article in The Atlantic with horror and disbelief (click the link for the full article). However, the current administration continues to raise the bar on “can you believe this shit?” so often that honestly nothing surprises me any more. To serve in the military carries with … Continue reading Losers and Suckers.
Pearl beer always reminds me of my Granny. It was her drink of choice. Well, Pearl Light. Since tomorrow is her birthday—and if she were still with us, she’d be 100!—I thought I would share some news about her favorite beer. Unless you’re a Texan, you probably have never even heard of Pearl or Pearl … Continue reading Pearl Beer.
I love cookbooks. I never go into a bookstore without visiting the cooking section—and usually have to talk myself out of buying one or two or ten. As such, over the years I have collected quite a few. Thirty-three to be exact. And by 33, I mean that’s the bare-minimum-absolutely-must-have number. The problem is that—in … Continue reading 33 Cookbooks
Happy National Rum Day! I think one of the best parts about rum is that either you’re enjoying it while someplace tropical or, when you can’t be some place tropical, one sip will transport you there. Rum has a very dark and stormy past—and I’m not just talking about the drink! It is believed to … Continue reading Yo Ho Ho Ho…
When one thinks of Italian food, several staples come to mind: spaghetti, lasagne, fettuccine alfredo, and, of course, tiramisu and espresso. This is a tale about all of these except spaghetti and lasagne. In the lead up to our Italy trip, my boss’s father, Philip, casually mentioned that we had to go to Alfredo alla … Continue reading Originally Alfredo