Mirepoix is simply a flavor base used in conjunction with stews, meats, soups and gravies. It is a cooking essential because it adds incredible flavor to whatever you use it with. Normally mirepoix is meant to be strained out of … More
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Anytime you are in a group of people who cook eventually someone will ask whether you use fresh pumpkin or canned pumpkin. One person will say fresh and another will say canned. Pretty soon you have a canned verses fresh … More
You guys know I am such a freaking rebel. I know you do. I am really frustrated about the blogging rules from the FTC and here’s why. Does the government really have to control everything we do? Seriously, being micromanaged … More
O.k…Here is the deal. I love sausage but I do not like all of the additives in it. I don’t have a meat grinder that works real well so I never thought about making my own sausage – at least … More
All the way last February I recieved some of Jane’s Seasoning Salt and Mixed Up Pepper. From that point on both have more or less been a staple in our house. I like the added flavor that the salt brings … More
We like Celestial Seasonings Teas here…just always have. I like that I can add sugar to one of the teas and end up with something the kids think is Koolaide. I was making pancakes the other morning and I wanted … More
Coffee chipotle meat rub? Just say WOW! and get it over with — you know you want to. Seriously, what is not to like about summer…well besides the 107 degree heat? Cooking out is the best! I must admit that … More
But too good not to share it. Backtrack with me, k? On Monday last week I got a letter from the VA hospital letting me know that I had a sonogram on my thyroid scheduled on August 6 at 1 … More
Having recently gone to pick blueberries I am now in the process of using them for as many meals as possible. We try to get enough to last an entire year but we may be a little short this year. … More
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A wonderful friend of mine asked me the other day to give her a list of items that I felt should be staples on the shelf of someone who wanted to move beyond homestyle cooking. Staples for the adventurous pantry, … More
Cumin comes in a close second to chipotle on my top ten list of ingredients. If you are just using cumin in Mexican and Indian main dishes you are really missing out. Believe it or not cumin is fantabulous with…of … More
Kelly, from Evil Shenanigans, and I got together last night with my daughter, Erin. We have been kicking around the idea of a get together for the Dallas (Texas) area food and beverage bloggers and wanted to compare notes, brainstorm, … More
Some of you may have noticed that when you went to Baking Delights you were redirected to something called BlissTree. You may also notice that every thing looks different. You aren’t imagining things and you have not entered the Twilight … More
According to this news article home baking and cooking are increasingly popular. Home Ec is finding its’ way back into schools are a serious course, and more people are spending more time in the kitchen. Some of it has … More