Friday Cocktail – Homemade Amaretto


A couple of weeks ago I mentioned last week I LOVE Disaronno Amaretto. Downside… it can be expensive, but I’ve always thought it was worth it. Well, about a month ago, Paula from Paula has some AMAZING recipes, one which I was compelled to make is her Homemade Amaretto. I would love . . . → Read More: Friday Cocktail – Homemade Amaretto

Mama’s Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic Redux


The weather here in Portland has been down right COLD. Today’s high was a whopping 31 degrees (-1 C). Our normal average for this time of year is 47 (8 C).

Anyway, I decided on such a cold day I wanted homemade soup. I didn’t want to make chicken noodle… partly because I . . . → Read More: Mama’s Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic Redux

Mama’s Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic


As I have often discussed the Oregon rainy winter skies SUCK. I HATE the dark dreary days. This is what I saw when I tried to look out our front window on Sunday.

YEP… it was raining so much that the windows were streaked with rain. UGH! All I wanted to do was . . . → Read More: Mama’s Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic


For Thanksgiving I made Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. They were such a hit that I made them again for Christmas. The downside is that unless you buy roasted garlic, you have to plan ahead. It is REALLY REALLY easy to roast garlic.

I have a garlic roaster made by Progressive, but you do NOT . . . → Read More: Roasted Garlic

2011′s 10 Most Popular Recipes


Wow, I can’t believe that it’s already 2012. I thought I would list 2011’s 10 most popular viewed recipes. It is interesting because some of these are my favorites. Interestingly enough three of the top four were from 2010. Have you tried any of these? Leave a comment and let me know which . . . → Read More: 2011′s 10 Most Popular Recipes

Homemade Peanut Butter


Don’t you just hate it when you go to the store and they don’t have what you want? I buy my peanut butter at Costco and want a specific type. They’ve not had it the last three times I’ve looked. How hard is it for them to carry their OWN Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut . . . → Read More: Homemade Peanut Butter