Fried Jalapeños

Back in the days before I knew anything about personal limits, I was a waitress at a certain chain restaurant that was known for it’s servers’ “flair” pieces. A job where employees can wear… Continue reading

Spanish Rice Pilaf

I’ve been avoiding this recipe since the beginning because I think it’s a cop-out; pouring sauce on something isn’t really post-worthy. If one more person gets all glassy-eyed and says “OMG… how about… Continue reading

Popovers. That’s right.

Y’know that point where your fridge contains no more than a melange of condiments and an ancient jar of pickles? That’s where I’m at, and it’s great.  The lack of “real food” distraction… Continue reading

A packeted, blame-free life

Wanted: neighbors who aren’t slovenly, pest-attracting jerks. Ever since I found a cockroach baked into my Christmas cookies, things haven’t been the same around here. We used to have an agreement: don’t breed,… Continue reading

Mushrooms a la Papa

I may have made the blacklist at my local Papa John’s for including 70 packets of their special seasoning, 8 tubs of garlic sauce, 2 ramekins of jalapeño slices,  and extra banana peppers with my small… Continue reading

Home-made Italian Bread Crumbs

Croutons (free at the salad bar) or saltines (free with soup or salad) and a packet of Papa John’s Special Seasoning zapped in the blender. This will be relevant in the near future.… Continue reading

The Grocery Fairy

Time flies; I hadn’t realized that it had been a month since the last posting. The truth is that the Grocery Fairy has been kind to me this month; in other words, when… Continue reading

Coffee Bar Icing*

Happy December!  Being a hardcore recessionista who is baking her holiday gifts this year, I’ve been cankle-deep in cookies for the past week.  Is it kinda sad that I’m baking for my WoW friends… Continue reading


I wasn’t going to break my own rule of 2 non-condiments per recipe, but didn’t really have a choice after bouncing the scone concept off my mom. That pensive “is she serious“-flavored silence… Continue reading

Synethesia Spoon Candy

If you already know what Synesthesia is, you’re probably wondering if I do too based on it’s use in the post title. In a nutshell, Synthesia is the involuntary triggering of one sense… Continue reading