Blog Archives

Recipe: Eggnog Gelatin

I am an eggnog fiend. I love making it, but I find that there are decent brands available in the supermarket too if I’m not up to doing it from scratch. For this recipe you’ll need four cups (one quart)

Posted in Cooking Tagged with: , ,

Food: Jazzing up my soup

Last Saturday I went to a mushroom festival in Pennsylvania. It was fantastic! Full of delicious treats and inexpensive and unusual varieties of mushrooms. I brought three pounds of ‘shrooms home and turned 1 lb into bisque, as well as

Posted in Cooking Tagged with: , ,

Recipe: Orange Creamsicle (Tapioca) Custard Gone Wild

I went to an Asian grocery and, due to my love of all things tapioca, bought large pearl tapioca. Including a batch of mixed colored tapioca bubbles. I tried to use them like their small pearl cousins, and it just

Posted in Cooking Tagged with: , , , ,

Turning off the lights

I never expected to be saying these words, but after 15 years of marriage (plus five for dating), I’m getting a divorce. I don’t expect to come back here, but I’ll leave it up for now in case it’s useful

Posted in Cats, Cooking, Gaming, News & Musings, Reviews, Uncategorized, Writing

Review: “Marshmallows”, Eileen Talanian

Pros: In love with this book Cons: Had mild issues Rating: 5 out of 5 I could wax poetic about marshmallows all day long. Even longer if we’re talking a semi-toasted marshmallow that’s got a little black crunch to it

Posted in Cooking, Reviews Tagged with: , , ,

Short Take: Premiala’s highly heat-resistant gloves

Pros: Very heat resistant; glove style makes them more versatile Cons: Still need to be careful not to let them get wet Rating: 5 out of 5 BBQ Gloves Heat Resistant 932F – Best for Cooking, Barbecue, Baking, Grilling, Charcoal,

Posted in Cooking, Reviews Tagged with: , ,

Review: “Super Foods Every Day,” Sue Quinn

Pros: Tasty! Cons: recipes for one; number of servings; “potential benefits” Rating: 3 out of 5 Sue Quinn’s Super Foods Every Day: Recipes Using Kale, Blueberries, Chia Seeds, Cacao, and Other Ingredients that Promote Whole-Body Health includes some surprisingly good

Posted in Cooking, Reviews Tagged with: , , , ,

Review: “Food52 Vegan,” Gena Hamshaw

Pros: Delicious food; lovely photos Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 I’m not vegan, but I believe that good vegan and vegetarian cookbooks can provide wonderful vegetable-based recipes. It’s a great way to find excellent side dishes, or reduce

Posted in Cooking, Reviews Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Review: “Kitchen Matrix,” Mark Bittman

Pros: Truly a source of great possibilities Cons: One real change needed… Rating: 4 out of 5 I was totally stoked to get a review copy of Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Matrix: More Than 700 Simple Recipes and Techniques to Mix

Posted in Cooking, Reviews Tagged with: , , ,

Review: “A Bone to Pick,” Mark Bittman

Pros: Many excellent points; thought-provoking Cons: … Rating: 4 out of 5 Mark Bittman’s A Bone to Pick: The good and bad news about food, with wisdom and advice on diets, food safety, GMOs, farming, and more is a collection

Posted in Cooking, Reviews Tagged with: , , , , ,

Stuff for Gamers

Take a look at the shirts-n-things in our stuff for gamers store.

Archives