We all want it and we all need it.
Tennyson said it perfectly:
Love is the only gold.
And when we have it, we are truly rich indeed.
It can be found in the most expected and unexpected of places.
In food made with it, in a heart filled with it and especially when we give it.
Butter, Cupcake, food, love, recipes, red velvet cake, Red velvet cupcakes, Valentine's Day, Vanilla extract, Wine
Feb · 11
salad almost didn’t make it.
Initially setting out to make something totally easy and healthy for you all this week, what actually transpired went pretty much like this:
I cut my finger.
Knocked over the dressing.
Made a mess.
Had a near meltdown.
Blood orange, food, Goat Cheese, kitchen disasters, Olive oil, Orange, Pistachio, recipes, Salad, Vinegar
Jan · 23
Life for me these days is a work-in-progress.
My pillow being one of them.
Despite its obvious job, to help give me a good night’s sleep, all it’s succeeded in giving me over the last several months is a
stiff neck. Continue reading
baking, Butter, food, ginger, Pear, Pecan, pie, Puff pastry, recipes, tartetatin
Jan · 16
eyebrows are evil.
Okay, okay, maybe not exactly
evil, but unless regularly kept in line, always look like they’re up to no good.
It really is all the left one’s fault. That one’s what people call the “bad crowd”. The one on the right got involved with it from the very start and it’s been bad news ever since.
All by itself, Rightie just looks a bit too serious for its own good but together, they look like they’re about to take over the ship (that ship being me).
America's Test Kitchen, baking, food, Gluten free, Granola, Maple syrup, recipes, Rolled oats, Vanilla extract, Vegan
Jan · 09
Image from Cuded.Com — Photo by Marina Cano
It’s a brand new year, dear readers; we’ve survived the holidays and 2013 finds us with lots to love.
I find myself very thankful for what I’ve got, which has nothing to do with what I received for
Christmas and everything to do with the love that I am blessed to have and that I am lucky enough to give.
I also find myself to be continual thankful for you, dear readers, and this community of fellow bloggers who keep me going, inspired, laughing, and feeling profoundly and incredibly blessed.
Food Love Fridays, Uncategorized
Christmas, cook, food, food blog, Food Love Fridays, Friday, Home, New Year, recipes, Wüsthof
Jan · 04
Noun A firm decision to do or not to do something.
I’ve given up on
New Year’s resolutions years ago.
Not to be a downer at all, but though well-intentioned, they’ve historically tended to be embarked upon with inspired, unabashed vigor yet have very often crashed and burned without so much as a single woot.
Brownie, Butter, Cheesecake, cheesecake brownies, Chocolate brownie, Cocoa solids, food, New Year, New Year's resolutions, recipes
Jan · 02
It’s December 19th and you know what time it is.
It’s less than a week ’til
Christmas, that’s what time it is.
Just about the time when people (i.e. me) start to freak out that there isn’t any time.
It’s about the time when you realize that that box of holiday cards you bought weeks ago is still laying untouched on the floor where you last left it …
Cayenne pepper, Chicken, Chicken salad, Christmas, Christmas dinner, cook, Dill, food, recipes, Sandwich
Dec · 19
With the holidays now in full swing, I’ve found myself getting sentimental.
Now, I am a sensitive creature by nature and commercials have (and still do) make me cry.
But this time of the year, the emotion-meter is even higher than usual.
Perhaps it’s the
Christmas carols making their way to my ear in every store, or the Christmas lights twinkling everywhere I go, but it all finds me thinking of family. Continue reading
baking, Butter, Cast-iron cookware, Christmas, Cornbread, Family, Flour, food, recipes, Skillet cornbread
Dec · 12
Welcome to the very first Food Love Fridays post, everyone!
Let’s kick it off
right. Together now …
Ready? Get set … go!
I’ve been a fan of
America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) for years.
They were people after my own heart: people obsessed with making great (even lackluster)
recipes better, toiling away in their test kitchens so we wouldn’t have to.
My kind of people.
Food Love Fridays, Uncategorized
America's Test Kitchen, cook, Cookbook, Cookbook review, cooking, DIY cookbook, Do it yourself, food, Food Love Fridays, John Wooden
Dec · 07
Ooh, some exciting things are a-brewing here at SKC.
It’s time to spread the love. F
ood love, that is.
Starting this Friday, December 7th, I’ll be launching Food Love Fridays, a once a month Friday-of-most-months post featuring at least one food-related thing I’m loving and want you to know about.
Well, it could be one of many things, like:
Food Love Fridays, Recipes, Uncategorized
Baking and Confections, Chocolate, Chocolate chip, food, Graham cracker, Marshmallow, Oven, recipes, S'more
Dec · 05
Happy Early Wednesday, everyone! Is anyone else getting super excited for the holidays?
I know it’s actually Tuesday, but I’m posting a day early this week to coincide with my participation in the 3rd Annual
Holiday Bake, Craft & Sew Along.
It’s a November blogging bake, craft and sew-fest-athon put together by three lovely ladies to inspire us to make the holidays a rockin’ homemade one this year.
30 jam-packed days full of great gift ideas by — count ’em — 30 separate guest bloggers (and that’s just counting the
Bake Along bunch).
It was such a cool idea — so full of ridiculously creative people sharing their best — that I just had to say, “Sign me up, yes!”
Now I know what you’re thinking.
Bake Craft Sew, Chocolate, Crunch, dessert, food, giveaway, homemade holiday gift, recipes, snack, Southern Fairytale
Nov · 27
I saved my
From a certain watery demise.
Just between you and me, it could just be putting off the inevitable.
But I’m not telling my plants that.
You see, it’s been raining a lot here in the
Seattle area. And when I say a lot, I mean The-Second-Coming-of-The-Ark a lot. Continue reading
arugula, bacon, Butter, food, Mashed potato, Potato, rain, recipes, Seattle, Yukon Gold potato
Nov · 21
With a year wrapping up and
Thanksgiving just around the bend, I’ve lately found myself thinking about many a thing short and sweet.
Quick trips with one’s family and my mom too. She’s the itty bitty one in the picture …
Bourbon, Butter, Cake, cardamom, Cherry sauce, food, Pudding cake, Ramekin, recipes, short and sweet things
Nov · 14
There are some things I won’t do.
Base jump, skydive, eat baby octopi.
Okay, that’s not entirely true. I have eaten baby octopi, but in my defense, I had no idea they’d actually be baby octopi, look like they did, or come with my seaweed salad. I should have sent it back the moment I realized the horror, but didn’t want to be rude, and it almost killed me.
I came close to hurling at least half a dozen times that day. True fact.
Bell pepper, Coconut curry, Coconut milk, food, Limes, recipes, Soup, Thai, Thai Chicken, things I won't do
Nov · 07
These days, I am consistently amazed by the kindness of so-called strangers.
Particularly, strangers of the food blogging-kind.
United together over the commonality of whirring food processors, natural light, clicking keyboards and all things food, we solitarily create away, often unawares that there’s a whole brother and sisterhood of people out there just like us.
The word “community” gets tossed around a lot in the blog and
foodie-spheres and as much as I consider myself an eternal realistic optimist, I’ve also managed to rub up against some cynicism that’s stuck to me like a barnacle on the tail of a whale. Continue reading
awards, blog, Cinnamon, dessert, food, Gingersnap, Ice cream, Milkshake, Pumpkin, recipes
Oct · 31