Pico de gallo

homemade pico de gallo

Happy Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)! We don’t really celebrate Cinco de Mayo – mainly because my family isn’t all that crazy about Mexican or Tex/Mex food. I’ve gotten Papa to like quesadillas – which is my favorite way of using up leftover chicken (with some pan-fried onions and cheese? Yum!) Tacos or enchiladas are infrequent […]

Papa’s Pancakes

Papa's Pancakes

Did you know this is Pancake Tuesday? I uncovered this fact when I was looking up some Lenten customs a couple weeks ago. In case you don’t want to read the article above, the important piece is this: Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February […]

Homemade Twix bars

Homemade Twix Bar

Remember the old adage “What do you do when life gives you lemons? You make lemonade!”  Well, that happened this last week.  I started my annual Christmas homemade caramels baking only to have them come out super-soft.  So soft that they were sticking to the parchment paper and difficult to get off.  I just didn’t get it.  I’ve […]