“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

March 2023 “In My Kitchen”

Why is it that February always seems like the longest month? In those short twenty-eight days, there were actually a lot going on in the kitchen.

Let’s start with Valentine’s Day. I bought these (fairly expensive) caramels for The Hubs.

There were some great combos in this box—ginger, numerous types of sea salt and . . . → Read More: March 2023 “In My Kitchen”

“In My Kitchen” February 2023

February is such an odd month. It’s when we start to experience the true winter blahs. The weather turns colder and more blustery. Spring seems like a long way off.

At least it’s short.

I really don’t have a whole lot to add for In My Kitchen this month. (In My Kitchen is a place . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” February 2023