New York State of Mind

Once upon a time, two people got married very, very young, had two beautiful babies, and then lost all track of time and just set one foot in front of the other trying to get to wherever they were going but they didn't know where they were going so they just kept going forward without realizing they were on a treadmill and actually going nowhere. So they moved to New York. The End.

Guest Post: Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a file gumbo-laya! Recipe by Paul Weimer

Gumbolaya is not something you can walk into a restaurant in New Orleans and order. It is a dish born of a southern friend and I who looked at her already delicious recipe for Gumbo and wondered how we could change it up? Adding elements to make it more of a pilaf, or more precisely … Continue reading Guest Post: Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a file gumbo-laya! Recipe by Paul Weimer

We’re the Cranberry Velvet Underground and We Have Come to Play (Cranberry Velvet)

(Skip to recipe) This year I will not be attending the family Thanksgiving because I have to watch the puppies (boarding is just too expensive), so I've been a little sad about the fact that I wouldn't be able to make my kids, my nieces, and my nephew, the dish that was always the most … Continue reading We’re the Cranberry Velvet Underground and We Have Come to Play (Cranberry Velvet)

Criss Cross Hot Sauce (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)

(Skip to recipe) I wish I had taken more pictures of my glorious abundance of hot peppers this year. For mothers day, my husband and kids bought me two jalapeño pepper plants, because we use them often, and two Tabasco pepper plants, which was unexpected. Though I've never managed to properly grow a pepper before, … Continue reading Criss Cross Hot Sauce (Homemade Hot Sauce Recipe)

Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow?

I've been having a fairly difficult time in the last week. As much as I am really enjoying our cool fall temperatures, including our first snowfall of the season, the things that are happening in Washington these days have me increasingly tending towards the prepper side of things than the plain ole homesteader side. I'm … Continue reading Mistress Mary, Quite contrary, How does your garden grow?