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Wine, how to pick a good one

I have to say that for years I had no idea how to pick a good wine.  And it wasn’t until I moved to Colorado that I found the secret to finding a good bottle of wine.  Don’t go to a grocery store.  In Colorado there is a law that favors mom-and-pop owned liquor stores.  … Continue reading

Roasted Turkey, my way

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the turkey and its fixings.  I love to have cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, and turkey all in one bite.  I have developed a way that I like to roast my turkey.  It’s tried and true.  I make turkeys this way every year and they always comes out moist and … Continue reading

Apple Chips

‘Tis the season for apples.  We love apples around here.  Every week we walk into the grocery store and get a sampling of each type of apple on sale.  We weighed our apple treasure this last time and had 6 pounds.  That would last us only a week.  So, needless to say, we love apples. … Continue reading

Marinara Sauce

I cook a lot of Italian food, so marinara sauce is a staple in this house.  I don’t make it from fresh tomatoes, because it needs to be a cost effective staple.  I make this in bulk, put them in 8 oz. mason style jars and freeze.  Just make sure not to take boiling hot … Continue reading

Cinnamon, Cayenne, and Coffee Brownies

I have been inspired by the Unprocessed October challenge put on by Andrew Wilder on his blog eatingrules.com.  Brownies are one of the few dishes I make out of the box.  I’ve always wanted to try them from scratch, but I have always felt a little intimidated.  I have a tendency to mess up box … Continue reading

Pomegranates

Associated with the Greek goddess Persephone, pomegranates were considered the “fruit of the dead” by the ancient Greeks.  Don’t let this deter you from trying this beautiful fruit. I am not one to buy all the new hype diets, so don’t think that I am posting about pomegranates because some “dietician” said pomegranates were good … Continue reading

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