Have you ever noticed just how much the sense of smell is linked to memory? Cinnamon and nutmeg take you right to Thanksgiving, pine transports you right to the day you put up your Christmas tree, and for me freshly mowed grass is Saturday morning in the summer. Sometimes in the winter when I need a little “mind vacation” I might or might not have been known to sniff sunscreen. Coppertone especially takes me way back to my teens, and Banana Boat just takes me any place warm. I know, I’m weird like that. Continue Reading..
Move over, all of you run-of-the-mill breakfast foods, there’s a new taste treat in town. In my never-ending quest for the perfect overnight oatmeal (AKA summer oatmeal) recipe, I’ve created this (not so) guilty pleasure for those of us who crave a nice thick slice of cake for breakfast, but know that’s not a great way to start off the day. Continue Reading..
A well-stocked kitchen is an important first step toward tastier cooking, and healthier eating. Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite foods/ingredients- things I use at least weekly, if not daily, and I have been known to panic if I am out of. Continue Reading..