QUIrKEI Birdies

Hello friends. Taking a break from my usual topics, this post is less about me, and more about my friend, Vita Carnduff. She and I share a love of popcorn and horror flicks, as well as both being teachers (she does so far more actively than I do) artsy-fartsy creative …

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting pumpkin seeds is something my mom always did for us when we were kids. Dad would help us carve the pumpkins and mom would roast the seeds. As a grownup, I seldom did it… until recently. Now, after each annual pumpkin party at my MIL’s, I take home a …

Get Your Vote On!

Last week, I went to Penzey’s to get some garlic powder and taco seasoning. This sign was on the door: What’s more is that they had these stickers all over the store and even put some in my bag. I love that place. Not just for the culinary possibilities that …

Omelette Muffin Cups

My friend, Annette, recently expressed annoyance at recipe bloggers who drone on about some story connected to whatever recipe they’re sharing. If you’re like Annette, and just want to get to the recipe already, click here: Show me the money! For the rest of you, here’s the story… I was …