Now that Easter’s over, it’s time to get back to normal…which basically means no desserts for a while. If you’ve been reading Spiced this past week, you know what I mean! My wife and I have been enjoying Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshakes, Hot Cross Buns, Raspberry Kringle, and we still have a couple slices of […]
When I was a kid, I never liked carrot cake. Well, to be honest, I never tried carrot cake. I actually loved carrots, and I definitely ate my fair share of cake. But I didn’t like the idea of carrots being in my cake. I mean, who in the their right mind would ever put […]
When I was younger, a family friend would always send us a Danish kringle from Wisconsin every year for Christmas. My sister and I loved this treat, and it soon became one of our favorite Christmas morning traditions! I haven’t had a kringle in many years, but I still remember the taste like it was […]
You’ve probably heard the nursery rhyme about hot cross buns, but have you ever actually eaten a hot cross bun? I grew up in the south, and I don’t remember seeing these very often down there. I’m not saying they weren’t there. I just don’t remember them.
I love this time of the year. The weather is getting warmer. The birds are beginning to sing in the morning. The garden is showing signs of life again. Oh yeah, and there’s Easter candy. I love Easter candy.
Did anyone else out there spend the better part of yesterday watching the NCAA Basketball Tournament? I love this time of the year for sports! In fact, I was just telling my wife that the 1st 2 days of the Tournament (yesterday and today) might just be the best time in the yearly sports calendar. […]
Do you have a favorite type of bread? Whole Wheat. White. Rye. Pumpernickel. The list goes on. I can honestly say that I don’t have a favorite. I love all types of bread. I’ve heard friends refer to bread as just the “vehicle” for the middle of the sandwich, and I couldn’t disagree more! Bread […]
I love party food. Seriously, I look for every possible excuse to make party food. Super Bowl. St. Patrick’s Day. First official day of summer. Yup, they are all perfect reasons to make some delicious party food! (I may or may not have used my dogs’ birthdays as excuses in the past.) So the other […]
Last week I finally broke down and purchased a new mandoline. I’ve had my eye on a larger one for a while, so I decided to treat myself. Of course, I wanted to try it out immediately, and potatoes au gratin is an excellent recipe for a mandoline!
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s still soup season. Here in upstate New York, the weather has gotten a bit warmer lately, but the nights are still quite chilly. And nothing warms you up like a hot bowl of hearty soup on a cold night! Since St. Patrick’s Day is drawing close, […]
It’s still cold outside. Yup, I just checked, and they are calling for possible snow flurries this afternoon. Seriously? It’s mid-March! (Can you tell I grew up in the south?) Do you crave certain types of food at different times of the year? I know I do. And I also crave certain styles of cooking in […]
As a kid, I always loved Lucky Charms cereal. I thought brightly colored marshmallows were pretty much the coolest thing since the Slinky! Plus, they were magically delicious! I had no idea how they were made…nor did I really care at age 7. What I did know was that Lucky Charms were bright and came […]