Archive: Dec 2014

Molasses Cookies

December 15 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

There are a few ingredients in my pantry that get very little action over the course of the year. The star players like sugar and cinnamon are seen almost every week, but there are some bench players that deserve a little more credit than they are usually given. This is how I feel about molasses. […]

Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cookie? I mean really. And by the way, if you were going to raise your hand there, I’m not sure we can be friends any more. Chocolate might as well be an essential food group. Or at least, it is to me. These cookies are kick ass. They are […]

12 Days of Cookies!

December 12 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays, News

Are you guys ready for Hanukah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/whichever holiday you prefer? On the present front, Mike and I have been slacking this year. We’ve both been so freaking busy with work and everything else going, we haven’t done much shopping yet. However, I have been ON TOP of the holiday baking! Every weekend has been a mini […]

The Best Biscotti

December 11 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Dessert, Holidays

The holidays are all about traditions. Some people chop down trees, others wear ugly sweaters. In my house, it’s about the biscotti. If biscotti are baking, it’s officially the holiday season. This is the one cookie that is on my baking agenda every single year. The best thing about this recipe is that it’s really […]

Leading up to Thanksgiving last month, the challenge for the week was ‘rustic’. This is what my cooking is all about!! Typically my food doesn’t look perfect, and is made with hearty, good ingredients. I love rustic food. Rustic food loves me. And Mike doesn’t mind me making it all the time. Win. So for […]

Week 45 of the cooking challenge was whole grains. I wanted to try something I hadn’t before… Scratch making whole wheat bread. I scoured the interweb for recipes on this one and found a super easy and DELICIOUS recipe. It really could not have been easier, and I was thrilled with the results. I will […]

You know Homer from the Simpsons? You know how he liked to drool at delicious things? That’s what this bacon did to Mike and I. It was so fantastic. Chewy, crispy, salty, sweet, spicy goodness. Oh my lawwwwwd. Amazing. And this was also week 43 of the cooking challenge, which was themed “candied.” You could […]

Years ago, I was introduced to Pumpkin Soup by a friend of mine. At the time I was actually kind of scared to try it. Writing that now sounds ridiculous. This soup is the savory incarnation of fall. It’s everything you want out of a soup. And it just so happened that week 41 of […]

Stew is one of those fantastic, magical meals. It’s typically one-pot, which cuts down on prep. And you can customize to your hearts content. For this weeks challenge, I made Gumbo. This is the recipe I learned from my Mom. I know what you’re thinking, “Marga where’s the roux???” Well, I don’t make my gumbo […]