Archives for April 2014

Scotch Eggs

I was trudging reluctantly through the workday last Wednesday afternoon when my good friend Joy convinced me to grab a quick lunch with her.  We were sitting at Costco noshing on a couple of gigantic pizza slices and talking about how many Easter eggs we still had left in the fridge when she said to Continue Reading…

Easter Mimosa Punch

My friend Joy made a beautiful breakfast-for-dinner spread at our last bunco game that consisted of hand made crepes with a variety of sweet and savory toppings, authentic southern grits, and sausage rolls.  She asked me to make mimosas for the occasion. It’s about half and half when it comes to people in the group Continue Reading…

Homemade Gyros and Tzatziki

If you’ve ever had a good gyro at a Greek restaurant, you know what a treat they are.  They are basically Greek sandwiches made of lamb that has been roasted on a vertical spit.  The meat is sliced directly off the spit into thin shavings for each sandwich.  It’s piled high on warm pita bread Continue Reading…

Make your own Pickled Onions Martha!

“For everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven”…one of my favorite bible verses.  It has such far-reaching implications, including but not limited to the process of  making your own pickled onions-there is a purpose for doing so, I promise! Before you conclude that I’ve finally lost the last remnants Continue Reading…

A Trip to the Local Zoo

My sons are eleven and six now and they probably have, for all intents and purposes, grown out of visiting the local zoo.  Their father and I, however, cling to their childhoods with a white knuckle grip and make them visit Hogle Zoo with us every spring. And yes, I make them pose for pics Continue Reading…

Pierogies with Bavarian Salsa

If you have never heard of a pierogi, let me be  the vessel of great change in your life today and introduce you to this succulent dumpling.  Trust me, you will never be the same. Pierogies are one of those foods that almost every country has a version of.  I am using the polish spelling Continue Reading…