A Dinner on Theme: “It’s All Green!”

Saint Patrick’s Day Yumminess

I have Scottish blood, not Irish. Ask anyone who is one or the other, and they will emphatically tell you that they’re Not. The. Same.

And yet, this doesn’t stop the annual Irish Festival from selling Scottish merchandise, and vice versa. Wrong on so many levels. Continue reading

From the Archives: In Which I am Quoted…Plus, Valentine’s Day Goodies

© Kirsty Pargeter - Fotolia.com

© Kirsty Pargeter – Fotolia.com

I am heartily ashamed of how long it’s been since I posted here.  In my defense, I have reached the stage of early semester exhaustion in which I no longer wear makeup or real shoes.  It’s fake Uggs and a naked face for me pretty much every day.

From here, I can only descend into wearing sweatpants outside of the house.  It won’t be pretty. Continue reading

From the Archives: Is Sugar Free the Way to Be?

(c) humusak, pixabay.com

(c) humusak, pixabay.com

Hands up: how many of you have tried, read about, or known someone who tried the sugar-free diet/detox/lifestyle thing recently?

I’ve been seeing it everywhere. Continue reading

Sugar Free – Part II

(c) humusak, pixabay.com

(c) humusak, pixabay.com

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the sugar-free/sugar detox movement that’s been seemingly taking over the world lately. Curiously enough, just a few days ago, the big news in the food world was that the FDA has released a recommendation to lower the daily recommended intake of added sugar from 25% to just 10% of daily calories. They must have read my post and been spurred to action! 😉 Continue reading

From the Archives: We All Scream!

Well, I may have missed National Ice Cream Day this past Sunday, but luckily for me, all of July is National Ice Cream Month. So I give you my post from spring semester about making ice cream in Food Science…includes a very tasty recipe to make your own custard ice cream at home!

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Sand Between the Toes

One of the things I said I wanted on my Summer Vacation To-Do list is to travel – a wee trip to parts nearby – or plan more extensive travel – a large trip to parts unseen – for later in the year.

I checked the former off my list this week by taking a two-day trip to a nearby Great Lake! We were able to stay in an amazing hotel that was literally right on the water. Continue reading