I'm on a mission to fulfill a Birthday Cake Quest. Niki is looking for a birthday cake for a special little girl, who happens to be turning one towards the end of the month. There is a large spot carved out in each of the hearts of the kids here at our house for her. In fact, … [Read more...] about Tried and Tested: Birthday Cake
The Kitchen Sink
Seeing as how my prior post about bacon wrapped tenderloin medallions glazed over a few steps, I will attempt to fill in these gaps for you. Tenderloin went on sale again and this time for $4.99/lb - what a steal! So, even though I had some of these goodies already … [Read more...] about Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin – The Prequel
Have you tried to buy salt lately? The aisle has been overrun by grinders, Mediterranean sea salt, Celtic salt, pink Himalayan salt, kosher salt, the familiar iodized and many others. Cooking shows and recipe books specify "kosher salt" and "sea salt," and there are even … [Read more...] about The Truth About Salt
I have a relatively large backyard for living in an urban area, yet my herb gardens live in pots. There are many reasons for this, but I first became a believer in the potted herbs after my first attempt at growing them. I had purchased seedlings and planted them hoping to … [Read more...] about Planting an Herb Garden…in a Pot.
Photo by kretyen Tuesday is Cinco de Mayo, and while it is not the Mexican Independence Day (that's September 16) and it is celebrated more in America than in Mexico, it's a chance to make whatever your favorite Mexican dish happens to be and raise a glass in honor of your … [Read more...] about Tried and Tested: Cinco de Mayo