Halloween is the one day a year that we revel in ghouls and goblins, witches and warlocks, and all manner of frightful things. Not only do we revel in them, we invite them to our homes with the promise of treats. We invoke the names of Bloody Mary and Black Aggie and we watch through finger shielded eyes as Jason and Freddie pick off helpless teenagers who go outside. Alone. At night. When there’s a killer on the loose. The other 364 days, we hide from our fears. Continue reading “Who’s Afraid Of…”→
When I listed seven things about myself in my Kreativ Blogger post, I omitted a very important fact…I always follow directions, unless I don’t want to. Then I make up my own rules. Pretty convenient, huh? I mean, when it comes to important stuff like traffic laws, anything having to do with electricity, or the ratio of vodka to tonic in my drink, I’m a completely by the book kind of girl. But where I think I can get away with it, I’m a little more free with my interpretation of the guidelines. I got to thinking about this when I had to give the KB award to seven other bloggers. Why seven? Why not as many as I want to recognize? Continue reading “And The Award Goes To…”→
Anyone who has ever been a roommate of mine can attest to the fact that I have an unnatural, almost freakish compulsion to watch A Christmas Story (ACS) anytime it is on television. The Mistah learned this the hard way one Christmas Eve as I sat glued to TNT during their 24 hour ACS marathon. That man, he puts up with a lot without so much as a complaint. He just went down to the basement where he had days worth of European Soccer games waiting for him on Tivo. Nothing says Happy Holidays like quality time spent in front of the tele. Continue reading “It’s A Major Award”→
How do you make roast chicken not boring? Spice it up. My all time favorite spice source is Penzy’s. They have a huge selection of the best quality spices at really reasonable prices. And if you’re lucky enough to have one of their retail stores near you, stop what you’re doing right now and go there. Because those of us who get our Penzy’s fix via mail order will never know the experience of walking in the door and being completely enveloped by the aroma of ginger and cumin and pepper and sage. Unlike the olfactory confusion you get when walking by the perfume counter in a department store, somehow all these different smells work together. And they’re intoxicating. I can only imagine what it smelled like along the Silk Road from all the exotic spices making their way to the New World. Continue reading “Spice It Up”→
Today’s first random link comes via The Kitchn where they brought up a great topic…how to properly season a dish. I confess that I usually stop after salt and spices. Just look at how many other ways you can develop the flavor of your dish.
The second link is for folks like me who are obsessed with reusable market bags. Now, you can have reusable produce bags in addition to your grocery bag. I’ve never tried these myself but if they live up to their claim that “using these three bags just once a week can save as many as 150 bags a year” then that’s definitely a win-win.
Part of the charm of life in the BAH kitchen is that not everything goes right. And I try to show you all of it – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Today, I thought I’d show you how sometimes even when you’re on the right path, you end up in the wrong place. That may be a very Zen attitude but I don’t know how else to explain a complete kitchen flop such as Apricot Slump. Continue reading “F is for Flop”→
People collect all sorts of things. Seriously, have you done a search on eBay for collectibles lately? Rugs, clocks, silverware, baseball cards, dolls, knives, magazines…the list is extensive. I’ll admit that the Cracker Jack Tin that lovesfairies54 was selling was pretty cool but my biggest problem with collecting stuff is that you can only do so much with it. Isn’t it more fun to use the things you love instead of just looking at them behind protective plastic? And if you’re not careful, you can cross the line from collector to hoarder. Flip on any random episode of Clean House and look what happens when you cross the line…it’s not pretty. Continue reading “Got Stuff?”→