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 […]

You know that feeling of coming home from work and there’s a big hearty stew waiting for you? Yeah well, this dish is just as hearty, and comes together in a snap. It’s basically a veggie stew, and it’s delicious. When I was looking up Central Asian cuisine, this type of quick stew kept popping […]

Giving Thanks 2014

November 25 , 2014 by Marga Munson - in Holidays, News

Today is Thanksgiving. Every year, families and friends gather from far and wide to be together and celebrate life’s abundance on this day. It’s a really good time for reflection. Today also would have been my Pops’ 95th birthday. We lost him 8 months ago today. I think about him every day and the impact […]

As many of you know, I got a smoker this year. That basically means I’ve been making a lot smokey goodness for people. I figured since Thanksgiving is coming up, it would be AWESOME to try and smoke a turkey. First, smoked meat is delicious. Second, Thanksgiving is busy which means oven real estate is […]

There’s something about lazy weekend mornings. I typically wake up and want to make something kickass for breakfast. There is usually a small caveat to my plans… my husband. Mike isn’t a “breakfast lover” so it can take some sweet talk to get him on board for weekend breakfasts. However, once that’s handled, it’s game […]

There are times in life when something you do seems so wrong, and so yet so right. This is typically how I feel about eating dessert. Do I really need that piece of cake, or that bite of creme brulee? Nope. But I want it. And so when the theme for the cooking challenge was […]

I love when you’re out at a restaurant, especially any type of Japanese restaurant and they bring you pickled cucumber and ginger with your meal. The acidity and crunchiness break up all the richness of whatever you were eating. It’s a great palate cleanser. And…it’s incredibly easy to do at home! This is a fantastic […]