Sweet Chili Meatballs

Sweet Chili Meatballs

It is cold here.  So cold that we don’t want to move and instead want to sit around and eat cookies.  This is a problem especially if your house is filled with leftover Christmas cookies you “forgot” to give away as presents. Uh… Also, during December we spent money like it was leftover Christmas cookies […]

Monkey Bars!

Monkey Bars!

We are obsessed with monkeys.  Maybe this is something Frank would prefer I didn’t share with anyone, but we really are.  Every time we go to the zoo we scout out the monkeys first and take 10,000 pictures of them, and we have to exercise serious restraint when we go to the gift shop (uhmmm, […]

Christmas Treats

Christmas Treats

Yeah, I know.  It’s not Christmas.  Christmas was, like, a week ago.  And if you are like us, you were probably up to your elbows in cookies–either sweets you made on your own, or bags your friends and neighbors dropped by.  The last thing you want to look at is pictures of cookies we made, […]

Cranberry Tea

Cranberry Tea

For me, the holidays aren’t the holidays unless there’s cranberry tea.  My grandmother made it every Christmas and it was a hit with the family and all of our friends.  I was obsessed.  I felt so special when I nabbed the recipe from my grandma, and I made the tea all the time.  Everyone who […]

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

There used to be this really amazing pie shop where I grew up.  It was called Peggy Jean’s Pies.  Peggy and Jean were two separate women.  And they made amazing pies.   Everyone in Columbia thought so, and there was hardly a celebration anywhere that didn’t involve one of Peggy Jean’s pies.  Making pies was […]