French Macarons: Finally Mastered

French Macarons. Let’s get one thing straight… there is no coconut in these babies. These are the gorgeous, colorful little meringue cookies that you’re starting to see everywhere these days! So trendy!! Back in April of 2013 Lindsay of Love and Olive Oil had a cooking challenge for French Macarons. I was participating pretty regularly […]

Dale’s Birthday Fudge… We’re Still Too Cocky

Last February Mom and I undertook the Love & Olive Oil Kitchen Challenge for Fudge. Real, old-fashioned fudge. With a long history as good southern women, we knew we were fudge masters. As my blog post extolls, even masters can have their disasters. I also must admit we have not attempted fudge since the last […]

Mocha Midnights for Your Valentine

On February 5th my brand new induction range/convection stove was delivered. I was so excited that ÜH treated me to such a nice kitchen appliance that I knew exactly what the first thing I would cook in it would be… Valentine cookies sweet enough for my sweetie! But not just any Valentine cookies… Mocha Midnights! This […]

The Magic of Empanada Crimping

I have a confession to make.  I hate cooking at home for Easter and Thanksgiving dinners.  Here’s why:  I’m a only child.  And what that means is that our little family is a four-top at best right now.  My mom and I finally came to the realization that it’s because our extended family lives so […]

E-Scape in Early Summer

Some time around early June my garlic sent up these tall curly cues. Honestly, I didn’t know what to do with them and thought that maybe the would flower or something. A friend of mine told me that the garlic would do this but for some reason I was completely unprepared. He also said that […]

Soft Pretzels for Superbowl… Super Food!

Back in the summer I took a giant leap of faith and purchased a bread machine. I probably wouldn’t have even considered the purchase, except I had a bunch of reward points from a credit card and I promised myself to only use rewards points for entirely frivolous buys. This was honestly one of the best appliance […]

MyNeChimKi’s Granola: A Daily Breakfast Staple

Breakfast is absolutely the hardest meal of the day for me.  I’m not a huge breakfast eater to begin with.  This is no fault of my mother’s.  When I was a child, she made sure that I had a healthy plate of pancakes every morning for breakfast.  Pancakes were pretty much all I would eat […]

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