A Pocket Guide to Franklin Barbecue

   A Pocket Guide to @franklinbbq:  1. Arrive early-ish (we chose 8am, & were rewarded with 15th place in line. The first person today has been there since ^***FOUR AM***^ ūüėģ 2. Take picture of sign, with sign, and of line that is rapidly queuing up.  3. If there are any left, folding/lawn chairs are…

Canine Cuisine

Dilemma: Dogs ran out of food last night and Shiloh was lying by his bowl this morning, a clear sign if any that it was time for breakfast, dammit. As I was feeling too lazy to change out of my pajamas and my husband was out working and not able to swing by the store…

Boasting an impressive calendar of events ….this will take some strategizing….ūüôā

Destination: Delicious – Fredericksburg Edition

So, I haven’t posted in a few months due to planning, executing, and enjoying my wedding! {fist pump for effect} Afterwards, we took a brief sojourn to Fredericksburg, TX – land of infinite B&Bs, antiques, “shabby chic” shops, mediocre German food and the 2nd most popular winery region in the US (yesssss!) If your travels…

“Sugar-Free” Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

*Disclaimer*: Of course there is sugar in this recipe.¬† Let’s not forget who’s cooking here…¬† However, it is all fructose-oriented in nature as found in the applesauce and OJ as well as some lactose found in the milk.¬† That is all.   My friend and her boyfriend came to visit sunny, warm Texas from the…

I <3 Farmers’ Markets

Bottom left, going clockwise: Sweet onions, pumpkin parantha, Mountain Dew jelly, homemade whole wheat & regular noodles, organic strawberry Greek yogurt, tomatoes, sweet lettuce,¬†French breakfast radishes. WOW.¬† Check out your local farmers market and see what (edible – or not) treasures you can find!   French breakfast radishes are mild, with a subtle flavor. The…

Cheesy Baked “Ziti”

Whew.¬† I have had a very busy week+ entertaining and enjoying friends from out of town.¬† I have many more fabulous posts, but will begin with the one that I started long, long ago, in a kitchen actually not quite too far away…seriously folks…it’s like 5 ft from where I am currently sit sprawled out…

Yoshida’s Chicken: A Quickie

Yoshida’s Chicken was a favorite at my home growing up.¬† I have not been able to find this stuff in stores, EVER, but due to the wonder that is buying in bulk √° la Costco, my mom ho0ked me up with a big ol’ jug of Mr. Yoshida’s Marinade some time last year. ¬†The stuff…

Lentil Loaf!

…Or, The Fine Art of Chopping Finely…(see Recipes Page) Aaaah, Homonyms. But enough English review for the day….Let’s get cooking!

Valentine’s Day: treats, fondue, l<3ve

Today was Valentine’s Day. I accomplished two things: 1) Share the love with co-workers:                 2) Share the love at home: I hope everyone enjoyed the day and/or night with those people, animals, places or things that they love most.

Polenta al Radicchio ai Ferri (Polenta and Grilled Radicchio)

There’s your Italian lesson for the day.   So, as promised, my attempt at creating dinner after a week of slovenly dining out and even worse, ordering in (on the laziness scale, actually going somewhere to eat outranks having someone deliver food to your door where you might possibly answer in your pajamas): I have…