Smoked Turkey

Posted by mrssmythe on January 1, 2014 in Celebrations, Critters, Kitchen |

Turkey was on sale at the grocery store this past week, so I picked up a fourteen pounder to cook up for a New Year’s Eve feast. I don’t cook turkeys very often. Even on Thanksgiving. They intimidate me. But, I had a recipe that looked pretty easy – “All-Through-the-House Aromatic Roasted Turkey” – so […]

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Tying Up Loose Ends

Posted by mrssmythe on December 23, 2013 in Celebrations, Crafting, Critters, Kitchen |

Today was the day I tried to accomplish all the things I had meant to do this holiday season but hadn’t yet managed to get to. First up – the glitter ornaments I’d bought supplies for back in November. Pepper and I spent an hour this morning painting styrofoam balls with glue, then shaking glitter […]

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Christmas Baking

Posted by mrssmythe on December 19, 2013 in Celebrations, Kitchen |

We finally got around to some holiday baking today. It was Pepper’s doing. She had two social events coming up and needed sugary snacks for both – so, into the kitchen we went. Pepper is now able to do a lot of baking herself, so she made the cupcakes she wanted to take to tonight’s […]

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Ginger’s Birthday Cake

Posted by mrssmythe on November 18, 2013 in Celebrations, Kitchen |

Ginger’s birthday is coming up at the end of this week, and we’ve got everything under control…thanks to CPT America. He’s the planner. And he’s put this whole shindig together, bless him.¬†And, it’s a good thing, too. Because thanks to him, Ginger will have a birthday cake. Not that she hasn’t had cakes in years […]



Welcome Home Soup

Posted by mrssmythe on November 3, 2013 in Kitchen |

Meet Betty Butternut. She’s the butternut squash our house sitter left us as a welcome home gift when we returned from our cross country camping trip several weeks back. Betty came straight from our house sitter’s garden, which is a magical place. Betty wasn’t even planted. She sprang directly from the compost pile. Anyway, we […]

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