Beef Carbonnade: Belgian Beef Stew

I learned to make Beef Carbonnade, as I learned how to make so many yummy things, from The Silver Palate Cookbook. Beef Carbonnade is a dark, rich, stick-to-your-ribs, deeply satisfying beef stew made with caramelized onions, dark beer and bacon. So delicious! I generally serve mine atop a bed of egg noodles.  What Kind of […]

The Best Way to Smoke a Turkey

Finally, I’ve figured out the best way to smoke a turkey, and I’m going to share all my tips and secrets with you. It’s taken me a lot of years to be ready to confidently share this smoked turkey post with you. But that’s what the passing of time can do for you, if you’re […]

Homemade Sesame Seed Crescent Rolls

 Homemade Sesame Seed Crescent Rolls will steal the show on your Holiday Table, be it Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Graduation, or any day you and your loved ones feel like celebrating. I should know, because they certainly stole the show in the house where I grew up! And I can truthfully say that the recipe I’m […]

Cool-jams for My Smokin’ Hot Bod

I’m in love with my new Cool-jams night gown. And I don’t care who knows it. And clearly, I’m kidding about the smokin’ hot bod. It’s more like steamy. As in, steam rising up from the hot flashes of my middle aged bod.  Menopause is not for the faint of heart, and night sweats and […]

The Best Meat Sauce for Spaghetti: Venison Bolognese

This recipe for Venison Bolognese is so rich and full of flavor! You’ll definitely be lining up for seconds. It’s different than my Mama’s meat spaghetti sauce, (my favorite meal growing up), but it’s every bit as good. What Does Bolognese Mean? It means, literally, pertaining or belonging to the people of the city of […]

Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles

Sometimes, you NEED a comforting, meltingly delicious cookie, and there’s just not much better, at such a time, as Good Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles. (Man, I love that word!) They’re tangy, chewy, and buttery! And honestly, when I made these, I just could not stop eating them. They’re that good! So, for your sake, since the […]