“In My Kitchen” April 2024

Sorry. I just skipped March’s IMK. I thought about it a few times. Then I just never got around to doing one. I hate to miss so I’ve been planning this April post for some time. I’m not sure that there’s really anything new and innovative, but here goes.

I’m still on my cookbook review . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” April 2024

Dark Chocolate, Merlot and Queen Bees

The Movies & Munchies film for March is Queen Bees. Movies & Munchies is a virtual movie club with a culinary slant. Each month one of our members picks a film and we all watch it looking for some foodie inspiration. We then post up a review of the movie and an inspired-by recipe.

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“In My Kitchen” January 2024

I think my January IMK posts are always the lengthiest. Our families and friends know us well so there’s always a lot of food and cooking-related items gifted and received. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and if you’re still celebrating, good for you! We had a few holiday gatherings and we were . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” January 2024

Spicy-Cheesy Black-Eyed Pea Dip

I have been posting black-eyed pea dips and appetizers on New Year’s for quite a few years. Some of these are creamy and served hot and some are cold or at room temperature. Honestly, I was never a black-eyed pea fan growing up, but I am now. I love creating these new recipes that fool . . . → Read More: Spicy-Cheesy Black-Eyed Pea Dip

“In My Kitchen” December 2023

The holiday season has officially started. I can’t wait. I have some grandiose ideas about gift making and giving this year.

For this month’s “In My Kitchen” (hosted by Sherry’s Pickings), I wanted to focus on our Thanksgiving. It’s been a while since I hosted the Thanksgiving meal and it had been even long since . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” December 2023

Movies & Munchies Round Up: The Shape of Water

I hosted The Shape of Water for the Movies & Munchies September feature. If you haven’t seen The Shape of Water, it is odd. I mean, it’s a Guillermo del Toro film. (Enough said.) The leading man is a sea monster (Doug Jones) à la Creature from the Black Lagoon and the ingenue (Sally Hawkins) . . . → Read More: Movies & Munchies Round Up: The Shape of Water

“In My Kitchen” September 2023

August is in the books. Hopefully we can put up with the hot weather until fall is upon us. . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” September 2023

“In My Kitchen” July 2023

I hope everyone had a great July Fourth holiday! We celebrated a week early at the lake with family. In an unprecedented move, we both took over a week off and played at the lake all week.

It was relaxing and exhausting at the same time (if that makes sense). It was great to spend . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” July 2023

“In My Kitchen” June 2023

I was very proud of myself for the yard/garden work done in May. I got all the tomatoes and peppers planted (after we pulled lots of weeds and amended the back two gardens with mushroom compost and manure). I hope by the time this posts that I have everything mulched! I hope to have a . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” June 2023

The Kitchen Front and an Eggless Honey-Apple Cake Recipe

Claudia is hosting the February/March selection for Cook the Books. You can read her announcement post here.

About the book:

Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to . . . → Read More: The Kitchen Front and an Eggless Honey-Apple Cake Recipe