The chicken situation

For many years, I have wanted chickens.  They are silly, totally incredibly dumb, and they make delicious delicious eggs.  By the time I actually got serious about wanting chickens, one of our friends’ girlfriends had…

Waffled brownie with homemade caramel and toasted cashews

Waffled Brownie with Caramel and Toasted Cashews

I am going to be painfully honest and tell you that this was a last-minute thing.  Tasked with making dinner and a dessert for a birthday celebration in just a couple of days, plus dealing with…

1/2 steer

Bought half a cow! Cost breakdown included

Last year we bought 1/4 cow and split it with another couple.  Neither of us had ever purchased a portion of an animal before in this manner, so it was quite a learning experience for…

smoked bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers

Smoked Jalapeno Poppers – AKA Atomic Buffalo Turds (ABTs)

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe.  And in true Laurel fashion, I have totally forgotten about the specifics of this recipe.  But luckily, this recipe is more of “a little of this…