Category: Recipes

Review & Recipe | Piedra Azul Tequila

Tequila! *da duh da da da da duh dun* Now that song is stuck in your head, right? There are worse anthems for a Friday. I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the Dip & Sip Challenge in honor of National Guacamole Day (Monday, September 16) sponsored by Piedra Azul Tequila. Now, the […]

Low-FODMAP Seeded Chicken Salad

A lot of living with a medically-necessary restricted diet, is finding ways to enjoy our favorite foods in ways that fit our new needs. Some ingredients post more challenges than others, it’s true, but often it’s just a matter of knowing your ingredients. Chicken salad–either as a salad topping, sandwich filling, or snack with crackers–used […]

AlcoHOLidays | National Mustard Day | Pretzel Dip

To presume that National Mustard Day was a promotional effort instigated by one of the many mustard producers (or Big Mustard?) wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility but, as near as I can tell, it wouldn’t be true, either! Apparently National Mustard Day, celebrated on the first Saturday of August, is the product of the […]

AlcoHOLidays | Thanksgiving | Berry-Cran Cobbler

Growing up, Mom made no bones about Thanksgiving being her favorite holiday. Trips home to see family were in November, not December, and featured large gatherings of family and friends, food served buffet-style on every flat surface available, and (one memorable year) plates that were actually Chinet platters, because a normal plate wouldn’t come close to holding […]

AlcoHOLidays | Election Day | Political Party

Back when I was first in college (in the dim mists of the late 20th century), I was incredibly political and planning to become an event planner. I even went as far, for a Intro to Business project, as creating a business plan based on my company-to-be, aptly named Party Politics. I’ve volunteered on campaigns, […]

AlcoHOLidays | Leif Erikson Day | That Norse Thing

In my original blog schedule, I had today pegged for the upcoming Columbus Day holiday (observed on 10/8 in 2012, the landing was actually 10/12). While I’m not averse to hit on some more obscure holidays over this next year, I figured it made sense to hit up all the US Federal holidays, too. Until […]

AlcoHOLidays | Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival | Moonrise Reunion

Welcome, friends, to another installment of our AlcoHOLidays series, where we take a moment to raise our glass in celebration for a local or not so local holiday. This coming weekend (September 3o, in the States, September 29, in China) is the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Moon Cake Festival. Like many harvest festivals, it’s […]

ICC | Besan Ki Masala Roti

It’s mid-month and you might recall that that’s when I get to try out another authentic Indian dish and see how much I can avoid mucking it up with my American ways. In other words: it’s time for another Indian Cooking Challenge! This month’s recipe was very easy to incorporate into our weekly dinners, as it’s […]

AlcoHOLidays | Mexican Independence Day | The Caliente

Raise your hands, all of you who think (thought) Cinco de Mayo was Mexico’s Independence Day. Okay, put your hands back down. For the record, Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Fifty-two years earlier, however, Mexico began it’s fight for independence from […]