The Ghost of Halloweens Past

Over the years, Halloween has become a major holiday in itself, one worthy of outrageous parties and get-togethers. According to Yahoo news, Americans will spend $8 billion on Halloween. (That seems a bit excessive, right?)

When did Halloween morph into such a national spending frenzy?

(Segue alert…Here I go into a “when I was young” . . . → Read More: The Ghost of Halloweens Past

Chickenburgers-in-a-Basket for Food ‘n Flix: Toast

No simple toast meal today but an inspired dish from the film “Toast” for Food ‘n Flix. The recipe? Chickenburgers-in-a-Basket, a vintage dish from a 1960s cookbook. . . . → Read More: Chickenburgers-in-a-Basket for Food ‘n Flix: Toast

Izzy

During our life together as a couple, we have always had a cat. (And, really, we aren’t cat people. Am I in denial?)

In fact, The Hubs adopted a huge, yellow cat for me from the SPCA when we were dating. I dubbed him Sam. (When I was tiny, I had a yellow tom cat . . . → Read More: Izzy

August Food ‘n Flix: A great Chocolate Coconut Cake (and an average Paprikash)…

Two recipes today: A stellar coconut chocolate cake and a just okay chicken noodle dish. . . . → Read More: August Food ‘n Flix: A great Chocolate Coconut Cake (and an average Paprikash)…

Spiced Peach Jam with Brandy

Our white peaches ripened (along with all the grapes and a peck of cucumbers). . . . → Read More: Spiced Peach Jam with Brandy

Orangeade Thyme Cooler

This beverage is cold, delicious and refreshing….kind of like a Sonic drink…. . . . → Read More: Orangeade Thyme Cooler

Cinco de Mayo Margaritas

If you have been a long time reader of EE, you may remember that The Hubs and I have a freud feud around May 5 of every year. (Seriously, I was not trying to be funny. I actually typed “Freud” first. Wow. I have to pause for a minute to read a LOT into that . . . → Read More: Cinco de Mayo Margaritas

The Best Banana Bread Ever

I have been posting a lot of absolutes lately:

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever (Seriously), Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies (which I declared as the best “EVAH” at least up until I found the aforementioned recipe.) The Best Garlic Bread

Sometimes, the search for “The Best” leads you right back home.

I have been . . . → Read More: The Best Banana Bread Ever

More OCD Recipes: Chicken Tetrazzini

One of the first contests I entered, I won. But, let me clarify. It was a “Fan Favorite” contest. It was sponsored by the 92nd Street Y in NYC and I am sure that they were perplexed as to why a bunch of Okies were voting for Loaded Baked Potato Mac ‘n Cheese.

I recruited . . . → Read More: More OCD Recipes: Chicken Tetrazzini

The Gifts from the Kitchen Kick-Off: Cheese Ball Kits

The first year that I was invited to spend Christmas with The Hubs’ family (my future in-laws), I was thrilled. We had been dating a long time and I had only met the parents once.

It was to be a momentous occasion to be sure.

His family always celebrated on Christmas Eve with an appetizer/sandwich/snack . . . → Read More: The Gifts from the Kitchen Kick-Off: Cheese Ball Kits