“In My Kitchen” June 2024

We made it through May and all the tornado outbreaks. (I think I said something similar to surviving April.) Again, I grew up in tornado alley; I remember nights spent in cellars. We have dodged some crazy weather and have been extremely lucky. Thankful.

This month, I’m just going to revisit May’s posts and some . . . → Read More: “In My Kitchen” June 2024

May 2024 “In My Kitchen”

Spring has sprung and with it has been some hellacious storms. I hope wherever you are that you and yours are safe. Hope we get past this extreme weather soon. I grew up in tornado alley, but good grief, these new breeds of storms are deadly and destructive. Be safe out there.

I hate to . . . → Read More: May 2024 “In My Kitchen”

“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