Hope to see you soon!

January 9, 2011 at 11:51 am | Posted in event | Comments Off on Hope to see you soon!

I begin 2011 as a full time working mother.  As this may be my last post, I wanted to end on a high note…my Rainbow Jello!

Thanks for all of the kind comments and shout-outs!

It was a fun ride!

Thanksgiving Memory Pie

November 25, 2009 at 8:55 pm | Posted in event, Pies | 4 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve decided that the best pumpkin pie is the pie I grew up on, and no matter how good a different pumpkin pie is, it just doesn’t compare with the memories that a Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie brings.  For me, this is the best pumpkin pie.

This year we are going to my parent’s house.  I’ll be bringing some of our holiday favorites…

Mashed Potatoes loaded with roasted garlic, caramelized shallots and sour cream,  simple Roasted Brussel Sprouts, and something new…Ree’s Turnip Gratin …can’t wait.  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Skillet Cornbread and Chili

November 13, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Family Meals, kitchen tools | 4 Comments
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I took Deborah‘s advice and made skillet cornbread in my new cast iron skillet.  AMAZING results!  Seriously, the corn bread baked beautifully.  It was perfectly cooked, had an amazing color, didn’t stick to the pan, and washed up in a breeze.

How could I have gone so long without a cast iron skillet?!!!  I’m hooked, totally sold, and will probably return to the flea market next month to pick up a 10 inch skillet.


I used this recipe for the cornbread.  Next time I will add some jalapenos because I like some zip in my food.  Plus the spicy jalapenos with some sweet honey would be amazing.

We ate it up with a nice bowl of turkey chili.  Perfect for this crisp fall night!

cornbread and chili

Turkey Chili

  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 3 tsp chili powder

Cook the onion, garlic, green bell pepper and jalapeno in a large pot.  Once they have become soft, remove them from the pot and set aside.  Cook the ground turkey in the same pot.  Return the vegetables to the ground turkey and stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans, and chili powder.  Bring to a boil then set on low until ready to serve.  Garnish with cheese, sour cream, cilantro…and cornbread.

Cast Iron Skillet

November 7, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Posted in kitchen tools | 11 Comments
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I picked up my first cast iron skillet today from the Flea Market for $10!

cast iron skillet

Yes, my friend and I get up before the sun one Saturday a month and head to our local flea market looking for treasures.  And this was today’s find…it’s an 8 inch cast iron skillet by Wagner Ware Sidney.

cast iron skillet handle

Now, being that this is my first cast iron skillet, I have no idea what to make. These recipes caught my eye…

Red Flannel Hash


Caramel Apple Cake

Queenie’s Cornbread

Got any ideas?

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