I know that Crockpots are supposed to be these amazing things that make life easier, but I’ve never been the biggest fan. Here’s my big problem with slow cookers: you chop up all of these fresh vegetables, mix with fragrant spices and savory meats that smell delicious as they simmer, and then have to wait … Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Chili
Was your weekend as quick to pass as mine? It was just Friday at 5:00, and, suddenly, I'm setting my alarm for Monday morning. The cold front that has been hitting the entire country didn't skip over us, and we have been bundling up against the freezing temperatures and trying to stay inside, because even as rough and tumble … Continue reading Weekend, Why’d You Go So Fast?
So, we’re a week in…how’re those resolutions working out for you? I’ll be honest. For the past 85 years or so I have set out into the new year with the resolution to diet, or work out more, or lose 5 pounds, or some sad version of “eat less of what you love.” Heading into … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Resolutions…
I have a new theory, and this is it: the year is only as good as the meal you ring it in with. Maybe this is less a theory than a hope, because on New Year’s Eve I enjoyed one of the best meals of my life: bleu cheese crème brûlée with duck and arugula, roasted pheasant … Continue reading The First Few Days
I probably say this every December, but I really can’t believe the year is already over. I have very clear (okay, maybe kinda blurry) memories of ringing in 2016 with champagne and ice cream, cozy on my couch with Friends on Netflix, and that feels like it was just last weekend. Or maybe all of … Continue reading The Best of 2016
It happens to me every year after Christmas…I’m high on sugar and Silver Bells, bathing in the glow of twinkle lights and tinsel, caught up in ribbons and wrapping, when suddenly December 26th hits and it’s all over. Back to work, back to a diet more substantial than cocktails and cookies, back to a quiet … Continue reading So What Now?
We had such a wonderful weekend celebrating Christmas with our family. We are savoring one more day of vacation before getting back into the routine of real life tomorrow. I hope your holiday was a joyful one full of love, family, and food.
Last year was the first year that I wasn’t at home in Vermont for Christmas. It was bittersweet being away from my parents and siblings and our many Christmas customs--missing them, but eager to share my old traditions in my new home. To me, baking and decorating cookies is as much a part of December … Continue reading Cookie Tradition
Can you believe we have less than a week until Christmas? As it always seems to, the Christmas season has flown by, and I still feel like there are a thousand things that I want to do before it’s over, like listening to Christmas songs, watch more Hallmark Christmas movies, and bake cookies to take … Continue reading 6 Days ‘Til Christmas!
My favorite, favorite cocktail of choice is the classic Old Fashioned. Last winter, to help pass the time, we decided to go out in search of the best Old Fashioned that the Gallatin Canyon had to offer. It was a fun way to force ourselves into trying new restaurants, and usually the bartenders upped their game … Continue reading Call Me Old Fashioned