Archives for January 2012

Eat Well, Spend Less: Overall Kitchen Organization

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re going to take a look at a few things you can do to organize your kitchen to save you time and money. The ins, the outs, the ups, the downs and my own present failure. Plus more from everyone else on their food resolutions for […]

Weekly Menu: Starting with a Cup of Coffee (Keurig and Millstone Giveaway)

A look at the weekly menu in the middle of January that includes plenty of coffee, hiding in the house, and a Keurig Brewer and Millstone Coffee giveaway to keep you warm this winter. It’s Tuesday. My computer is acting slow. Last night I asked my husband to make dinner. I offered some slightly pathetic […]

Pompelmocello: A Celebration of Grapefruit, Spiked

How to make your own pompelmocello (or grapefruit limoncello) using seasonal grapefruits and Everclear. Start now, drink later. I’ve left you waiting unintentionally. My intentions were to come back and tell you a story or two, share a recipe and even a fun something I have been sitting on (tomorrow). Good intentions don’t get you […]


4-5 large organic grapefruit 750 ml Everclear (151 proof) or vodka 3 cups water 1 1/2 to 2 cups granulated sugar (depending on your sweetness preference) Carefully peel the grapefruit or zest, avoiding the pith. In a large canning jar or other airtight container add the grapefruit peel and pour the Everclear over the top, […]

The Easiest Way to Make Squash Purée

An easy way to get fresh, roasted squash butternut (or any other) purée to use in recipes at home. So, as evidenced by my insistence on making my own pumpkin purée, you can probably imagine that I did not purchase a can of squash earlier this week for the butternut squash soup with bacon and […]

Roasted Squash Purée

1 medium-sized butternut squash or other squash Preheat oven to 350º. Make five or six 1/2″-deep slices in the side of the squash. Place the squash on a baking sheet and then into the oven. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the skin starts to wrinkle and the flesh of the squash is soft. Remove from […]

Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon and Sage

A well-balanced butternut squash soup featuring chowder-like consistency with potatoes, parsnips, fresh sage and jalapeño, all topped with bacon crumbles. A perfect cold weather soup. Our house is rather small. A modest ranch-style home with three small bedrooms, each housing two people. In the hallway you will find a linen closet barely a foot wide […]