Watermelon Jam

I first heard about watermelon jam last summer, via Pinterest. The picture looked fantastically summery and wonderful, and though I didn’t have the energy to get around to it just then, I filed it away mentally for later. Last month, I got my chance. I pulled that pin back out, and read up on everything … More Watermelon Jam

Millions of Peaches!

A few years ago, my mom bought a peach tree. It sat in a pot on her back porch, where she basically let it die because she hadn’t gotten around to planting it. My mom actually has an unbelievably green thumb–I’ve never seen anyone who can grow things like she can–but there’s always, you know, … More Millions of Peaches!

Recipe time!

We had a really yummy (and easy!) dinner last night, so I thought I’d share. Enjoy! Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole adapted from bhg.com Ingredients: 1 6-ounce package long grain and wild rice mix (make sure you choose one with good flavor. I strongly suggest good ol’ Uncle Ben.) 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup … More Recipe time!

Oh My Chocolate!

Those of you who know me well know that I’m not usually much of a chocolate fan. I’ll eat the occasional dense, fudgy brownie, but I’m not one to buy and scarf bars of chocolate or drool over molten cakes and double-chocolate mousses. But then I got pregnant. Something about being pregnant makes my hormones … More Oh My Chocolate!


I am an amateur foodie. I blame Ina Garten. I was just a boring old housewifey cook until the Christmas when Mom gave me my first Barefoot Contessa cookbook. And oh, boy, have things gone haywire since then! My cooking’s become a neverending quest to find the best, most flavorful recipe out there. I spend … More Confession: