Author: Debra

OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE – VIDEO

This was one of the most fun things we did last year for our Thanksgiving meal but it took a bit of planning so that we had all the pieces ready when it was time to for the big day. Watch closely . . . it’s as if our table […]

GLUTEN-FREE CELERY ROOT SOUP W/CASHEW CREAM

Musical pairing – Smooth by Santana About a month ago, Shauna of Gluten Free Girl put out a call to see if anyone would be interested in putting together recipes for our Thanksgiving meals that would be gluten-free. Here is part of what she said: ‘As you know, Thanksgiving (in […]

52 Sundays; November 14, 2010

See this?  This is a Thanksgiving cactus.  Which I thought was a Christmas cactus.  And wondered why it was blooming right before Thanksgiving. I didn’t even know there was a Thanksgiving cactus. But I remember my grandmother having a cactus exactly like this one. And it bloomed at Thanksgiving. And […]

JALAPENO-CHEDDAR SCONES

Musical pairing – I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen Pssst . . . not to be the bearer of bad news but (deep breath) . . . . Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  I don’t know about you, but this time of year gets super busy in our […]

MARTHA’S CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL COOKIE BARS

Hi everyone!  I’m thrilled to be helping out my dear friend Gwen of Bunkycooks, who is recovering from ankle surgery this week; now let me be clear that I’m not happy she needed surgery but am happy that she asked if I might help her out this week.  I’m such […]

52 Sundays; November 7, 2010

We enjoy taking walks, but unfortunately we live in an area where there are no sidewalks and two-lane roads make it nearly impossible to walk in our neighborhood safely.  But we are very fortunate to have access to the Cardinal Greenway in Muncie which is about a 20 minute drive; […]

CRANBERRY ORANGE RELISH-SALAD

Musical pairing – Linger by The Cranberries I don’t know about you but I’ve never been a fan of cranberry sauce from a can.  Ever. Every single Thanksgiving holiday you could find some sort of small serving dish with a blob of jiggly, jello-like substance with the texture of sandpaper, […]

CHEF INTERVIEW WITH SKIRTZ & JOHNSTON

‘Skirtz and Johnston at 6 o’clock in the morning, set picturesquely in Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market, is all gold and sweet scents. The pale peach walls resound with music as the bakers pull aromatic trays of pastries from racks, laying them out on white platters for displaying in the window. […]