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On Fire

I haven’t always been a good cook. I have always tried, but it took me several years of trying before I wasn’t setting the kitchen on fire every time I stepped into it. About the fire, you think I’m kidding don’t you? Its true. Keep on reading. To give you a little background, we will […]

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Blogger

I launched Adopt a Blogger #2 last week. Blogging friends, we have some eager food blogging newbies who need an experienced blogger to adopt them. Thanks to those of you who have already stepped forward. For the rest of you veteran bloggers, here are the top five reasons why I think you should adopt a […]

Off Season

The weather here in Kansas City is finally gorgeous. We have been having sunny, mid 70 degree days. Those of you who have been with me for awhile know how thrilled this makes me. I have made no secret of my detest for winter, so finally having days that are as close to perfect as […]

Dinner Party Diaries – The Annual Christmas Party

  I cannot help but think each year our annual Christmas party just gets better and better. Just when I think we can’t top the year before, we do. Our 2007 annual Christmas party was a success with great food, even better friends and lots of laughs! To catch you up, I am turning to […]

Soup Convert

  I have never considered myself to be a soup person. Given the option of soup or salad, salad would always be my choice. Soup seemed like a side item…not something that could be used for the main course. Well, I was not a soup person and now I know why. I was not eating […]

Anticipation

  I am like a kid around the holidays, especially when it comes to the food. I look forward to the delicious feast of goodies that is usually bountiful this time of year. Pumpkin pie, frosted sugar cookies, delicious rolls, roasted turkey, etc. I love the hearty food of the season. The problem is, I […]

Perfect Match

  You know how there are certain foods that just go together? You could not even fathom having the meal with out it’s perfect counterpart? Pizza and a coke is one example. Pizza just does not taste the same with a glass of milk or water accompanying it. Chicken and noodles and mashed potatoes. They […]

Consistent Giada

  Did I mention something last week about cool weather? Really? Because since that post, I think I have jinxed things. The temps were back up in the warmer ranges and the cool days we were were having are long gone for awhile again. Ahhhh…. you have to love Kansas. If you don’t like the […]

A Little Me Time

For so many people, cooking dinner is just another chore added to their long list of to-do’s during the day. I enjoy cooking dinner. Let me rephrase that… I enjoy cooking dinner if I don’t have three children under my feet bugging me to do things for them while I am trying to navigate the […]

Menu Planning Monday

Remember when I wrote out some of my goals for 2007? The very first thing on my list was to create a menu plan twice a month. Well, the first half of January was great. I made the plan, followed it with very little deviation, and I felt great. We saved money, ate out less, […]