Spicy Brown Sugar and Mustard Grilled Chicken and a Giveaway!

The sauce for this Spicy Brown Sugar and Mustard Grilled Chicken comes together quickly, only requiring 2-4 ingredients! For extra dynamic flavor, add a couple of Smokin-O’s to the grill along with the chicken, then brush the sauce on the chicken the last 10-12 minutes of grilling. Chicken never had it so good.

Spicy Brown Sugar and Mustard Grilled Chicken
Have I got an exciting post for YOU! All. All of you. All ya’ll. Individually and collectively. (By the way, when I lived in Texas I was told that “ya’ll” is singular and “all ya’ll” is plural. I grew up in South Carolina and “ya’ll” was both singular and plural. Just FYI.)

Several weeks ago I was contacted by Shelley at Smokin-O’s to test their product and then possibly blog about it. I love trying products that are new to me, particularly anything that has to do with food or kitchenware. Make-up and fingernail polish do it for some gals, but for me I get all twitterpated over the prospects of a new seasoning salt or potato peeler. Continue Reading

Sourdough and More Sourdough

Sourdough Bread

My brother in-law, Dave, is responsible for the fact that my ENTIRE kitchen is bathed in a fine layer of flour and has the unmistakable odor of something fermenting. You see, Dave has gotten into making sourdough bread recently, which just happened to coincide with plans that I had been making to get back into sourdough starters and bread making. Dave’s enthusiasm and success gave me the extra push I needed to plunge myself wholeheartedly back into an old favorite hobby. Continue Reading

Raspberry Mousse with a Balsamic Reduction

Smooth and creamy, lightly sweet with a fruity tart finish, this Raspberry Mousse with a Balsamic Reduction is a lovely dessert for Spring.

Raspberry Mousse with a Balsamic Reduction

Onomatopoeia. That word has to fall into my favorite words category. It’s fun to say and it’s meaning makes me smile. If you’re a little lost on the pronunciation and definition of this word, here’s the low down:

Pronunciation: [on-uh-mat-uhpeeuh] or [on-uh‐mah-tuh‐pee-uh]

Definition: making up a word to represent or imitate a sound — kaboom, meow, hiss, buzz, whir

The old Batman and Robin shows from the 1960’s were probably the most exuberant users of onomatopoeias with their near endless use of fight words. Pow! Sock! Clank! Swish! Krunch! Thunk! Oooff!
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Maple-Cinnamon Almond Butter

Roasted almonds are blended together with maple sugar, cinnamon and a touch of coconut oil and salt to make a smooth, creamy spread. So naturally good, and good for you, you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.

Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter

Hello? Vermont? Are you still out there?

Despite the fact that the Northeast is BURIED under snow, the sap in the sugar maple trees is surely going to start running very soon. That’s très exciting!

We often think of maple-flavored confections in autumn; perhaps because of the beautiful fall foliage associated with maple trees. In fact, though, maple season starts when the sap starts running in the sugar maples. The season goes for a 4-6 week period from early spring through April until the sugar maples start to bud. Continue Reading

Giveaway Winner and Some Thoughts

The Flavor BibleLet’s cut right to the chase and announce the winner of The Flavor Bible giveaway! As randomly picked on Random.org, it is #31, Carolyn Page. Her comment was “My favorite meal is pot roast, mashed potatoes and carrots. Cornbread also. Great dinner. Would love to have this book!Continue Reading