Thanksgiving in Our Home

Thanksgiving The food and traditions we love   “Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” – Catherine Pulsifer Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all...

Summer Cookin’!

Summer Cookin'! Dust off your grill, grab your 'Kiss the Cook' apron and let's do this! So there's this semi-awkward confusion or contention between the proper terms for different cooking methods that most people don't care about and use interchangeably, but technically are not the same. Using these terms correctly will not cure world hunger...

Cinco de Mayo- What is it really about?!

Cinco de Mayo What is it really about?!       History Lesson     Cinco de Mayo, first and foremost, is not Mexican Independence day. Mexican Independence day is on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo, which literally translates to the fifth of May in English, is the celebration of the Battle of Puebla. This...

St. Patrick’s Day!

~History of St. Patty's Day and Cuisine~ Let's upgrade your St. Patty's Day! Do you boil your beef?!     Who was St. Patrick? St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17, the anniversary of his death in the year 461 Anno Domini. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for...

Cacao, Cocoa, and the story of what we know as Chocolate

The History of Chocolate ~From then until now~   Background of Chocolate   There are few things as polarizing and desirable in the world as beverages such as coffee, tea, alcohol, and chocolate... Yes, that's right; Chocolate is a beverage. In most of the world, it has been for longer than you've been alive, tenfold....