Morning After Hash

The leftovers are coveted nearly as much as the meal itself! The morning after thanksgiving my dad would have an open faced turkey sandwich with plenty of this gravy and a slice of pumpkin pie. These are as much tradition as any other part of the holiday! Having turkey feast leftovers for breakfast is like a shot…

Gravy and Cranberry Sauce: Back to Basics

I have been asked by multiple readers if I could show them how to make turkey gravy… without a packet. The concept seems so easy to me that I never thought to post it! Since it’s easy peasy, I decided to add another ultra simple Thanksgiving staple, cranberry sauce! Or, as my youngest son refers…

Walnut Pie & Maple Whip

You can’t go wrong with pie that tastes like a candy bar, right? I didn’t think so. This pie could be called “Aunt Pennie’s Pie” in my family and we’d all know what you meant. This is the simplest pie I have ever made and the result is a fantastically sweet and nutty pie with…

The Art of Losing: A boys football story

If you had told me four years ago that team sports would be a regular and frequent part of my life, I probably would have laughed at you. The Rockstar and I have never been that into sports. Not that we were anti, we just didn’t have it in our lives. That is until my…

My Great Grandma’s Stuffing

There are SO many options for stuffing, or dressing as my grandma would say. Oyster, corn bread, nuts, berries, dried fruit… all of these have their merits but none of them belong on my holiday table. I LOVE my grandma’s stuffing! It’s very simple. The flavors are earthy and sage filled, no bells or whistles,…

Sparkling Spicetini

For many of us, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. A festive, turkey fueled transition into Christmas, if you will. It’s the official marker for “I can put my tree up free from ridicule now”. The flavors of cinnamon, ginger and vanilla will be in full swing. Starbucks will replace their pumpkin spice…

Pudding and the Fat Queen

“I made pudding from scratch for the first time today!” I exclaimed to my cousin. “What the shit? What are you even saying right now? How can that be???” Replied Stephanie. I know, it’s such a simple thing… but I’ve never done it. I had all of the ingredients and decided that the time had…

Division: An open letter to my sons 

To my dearest boys; I spend my life making choices based on how they will directly impact your lives. From the food you put into your bodies to the way I cast my vote. This election, or as I’d like to refer to it, “the day we went back in time”, is just one example…

Mummy Dogs

It’s hard to get anything that even resembles actual food into your kiddos when Halloween is in full swing. Candy for daaaaaaaaaays, bitches! While this is nowhere near being a healthy meal, it’s a fun way to get a bite of dinner on a special occasion. It’s easy to set these up for the kids…

The Walker

If you watch, you know that tomorrow is practically a high holiday! The Walking Dead season 7 premier is airing 6pm EST. This lucky gal right here will be attending a special screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery tomorrow afternoon with my friend Saira who actually won the tickets and is letting me tag along!…

Bitches Brew 

The Rockstar is a jazz lover and will be happy to see the name I chose as an homage to Miles Davis. I confess, that makes me happy as well but really… in my heart, I just wanted to say Bitches. I wanted to make a party drink for the high holiday, All Hallows’ Eve!…

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

The Rockstar doesn’t care for carrots. Because of this, they aren’t one of my “go to” veggies. However, when my pickiest eater, the littlest Klooster, requests them, mama’s gotta go for it! These carrots turned out exactly how I hoped they would. They were tender and sweet with just enough kick from the ginger to…