Sweet and Spicy Pecans

One of our pandemic adventures was to purchase a new rental property, this one on a lake a little over an hour from where we live. When we were looking, I was focusing on deep water and open floor plans; my husband’s main goal was finding something that required minimal repairs, since it was quiteContinue reading “Sweet and Spicy Pecans”

Hot Cheese Puffs

Happy Friday, y’all! It has been a week! I’m still in the midst of grading my last big set of papers for my seniors. I’ve been grading 8-10 hours a day, without seeing students except on Zoom, and I’m tired. But, it is Friday! And these little hot cheese puffs are the perfect accompaniment toContinue reading “Hot Cheese Puffs”

Bacon-Wrapped Duck Breasts

June 24 If the pick-up truck parked in your driveway has ever looked like this, then you probably already have some variation of this recipe, but just in case… I was first introduced to this appetizer over a decade ago by my husband’s then-roommate, John, who was, and is, a consummate duck hunter. But mostContinue reading “Bacon-Wrapped Duck Breasts”

Smoky Eggplant Dip (“Moutabbal”)

July 16 We have apparently reached the age of the insanely busy summer.  I seem to spend my life in the car, shuttling boys from Vacation Bible School, to tennis lessons, and then to baseball camp — and my kids don’t even do travel ball!  Or even more strangely, I find myself alone for whole chunksContinue reading “Smoky Eggplant Dip (“Moutabbal”)”