Easiest Dessert Ever

A new post. I know. I kinda can’t believe it either. Mostly that I’m so excited to share this that I’m posting from my phone in a car driving back from Seattle (no, I’m not driving).


Not sure who will read this, afterall it’s been almost a year since my last post, but I really have gotten back into the kitchen lately and while I can’t promise the regular posting from before, I am going to try and do some more new recipes for you (well, me).


Yup, I know.  It’s been a while.  Like, a thousand years in blog time.  My dad passed almost 2 weeks ago.  It’s been too much for me to even think about cooking, let alone coming on here and sharing fun stories.

Will I be back?  I hope so.  I enjoy sharing recipes with everyone and being in my kitchen.  But it is a lot of work and with the new teaching gig and everything else, it is a bit overwhelming.

Homemade Mojitos

One of Nuria’s recipes that I’ve been meaning to post for a while: a simple step-by-step guide to her homemade Mojitos.


Chai Tea Sugar Cookies

This was one of my favorites from the holiday cookie tins this year.  I ended up making 2 extra batches because I kept eating people’s presents.  It’s a hazard when you give a gift from the kitchen.

Chai Sugar Cookies (22)

25 Things…

My laptop is fixed!  I am jumping for joy right now that I don’t have to buy a new laptop which is 100% success in my book.  I also did some cooking this week, with one total fail, like had to throw in the trash fail, so that’s good.  Fails actually make me happy, though that sounds counter-intuitive. 

Anyway, there’s this 25 question challenge going around the internet so I figured for lack of any pretty food pictures or recipes I would bring you 25 things about me.  Because really, I’m just that interesting. 

Chicken Green Chile and Rice Casserole

I was craving something creamy and flavorful so I went online to my favoite food bloggers to find some easy chicken casserole recipes.  Turns out, most of them wanted me to use a cream of [fill in the blank] soup from a can.  Yeah… no. Chicken Green Chile Casserole (13)

Creamy Kitchen Sink Soup

I spent most of last week trying to eat up everything in my fridge in preparation for a cleaning and big shopping trip.  Trying to budget and stay on track means I have to plan very well, and when I see things languishing in the fridge, it makes me see dollar signs heading into a trash bag.

Kitchen Sink Soup (1)