Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

I grew up in Rochester, NY (where I currently still reside), but I went to Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI for my undergraduate degree. Both of these locations are cold and snowy all winter long. And winter lasts a long, long time too. Snow in April? Yup, it happens. I remember putting on … Continue reading

Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Chicken & Broccoli Stir-Fry

Remember when something would go wrong with the TV and you would get a “technical difficulties, please stand by” message? Or even worse, the vertical┬álines of sadness? Well, I feel like I should have posted a “please stand by” note about a month ago, because technical difficulties have been happening. (On a side note, isn’t … Continue reading

Oatmeal-Date Thumbprint Cookies

Oatmeal-Date Thumbprint Cookies

One week ago I embarked on an epic baking extravaganza. I started around 10 am and finished (including clean-up) around 3:30 pm. When I was done I had made 236 individual cookies and one pan of bar cookies. These oatmeal-date thumbprints were one of the four varieties I made. Maybe this sounds crazy to you. … Continue reading

Wild Apple Old Fashioned

Wild Apple Old Fashioned

I’ve been trying to come up with a name for this drink for awhile. I really wanted to have the word “turkey” in the title (since it is made with Wild Turkey bourbon) so that this would make more sense as a pre-Thanksgiving post. Unfortunately my pun-making skills seem to be on the fritz. Yesterday … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

Here it is, the day before Halloween, and I’m posting some serious grown-up food. I started stressing out a little bit last week because I felt like I should come up with something cute and kid-friendly and Halloween-y to post here. And then I made this risotto, and I thought how this is the way … Continue reading