Check Out These Three Late and One Missed Entry to The Spice is Right III!

I just wanted to do a quick post pointing readers to three exemplary entries which came in for the Spice is Right II: The Perfumed Garden. Two were late (which is okay, I am not a draconian taskmistress), and one had been emailed to me on time, but I somehow missed the entry. But they […]

Two Ways To Treat Dad Like a King: Castle Cakes

What is a king without a castle? I don’t often do whimsy in my cooking, however, when Morganna and Brittany saw this castle-shaped Bundt cake pan from Nordic Ware in a catalog, they insisted I had to get it. I already have a small collection of the sculpted Bundt pans, (and have used the rose-shaped […]

Cookout: All-American Style? Or, Not….

I get teased a lot for being unable to make “just plain old food.” Like, my macaroni and cheese is not from a box and it contains caramelized onions, fresh garlic and chipotle en adobo, along with at least three kinds of cheese. And my mashed potatoes contain lots of garlic, boiled and mashed with […]

The Spice is Right IV Theme: It’s Too Darned Hot!

Yes, July is that time of year, and what is coming up are those days when it is just too darned hot! Too darned hot to move, too darned hot to breathe, too darned hot to walk, talk, garden or cook. It is just plain old sticky. (At least it is around here.) So, in […]

The Spice is Right III: The Perfumed Garden Roundup

I think that I set a more difficult challenge for this month’s The Spice is Right event than I had before, because there were fewer entries. That’s okay; next month’s theme will be simpler; I will announce it later today. Until then, let’s take a look at the beautiful dishes sent in from participants around […]

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