My $50 pepper grinder

I’d like to preface this by telling you that I am one of those people who HATES paying high prices for things that I can get for less money. Especially cooking supplies. I order most…

Caramelized Apples over Ice Cream

Ok, this is one of my favorite winter desserts, when nothing is in season but apples. Plus it’s easy. And it impresses people because the thought of making any rendition of caramel strikes fear in…

Boeuf Bourguinon

I know, it’s like the most commonly prepared thing now that Julie & Julia came out. Guess what? I had never even thought of cooking Boeuf Bourguinon until I saw the movie too. But since…

Crispy Delicious Cheese Straws

I stole this recipe from Deb over at smitten kitchen. The only changes that I made were to use cayenne pepper because I’m out of pepper flakes, and to make mine ugly. So she wouldn’t…