When I told Dave that I wanted to post about Cheese Straws, he asked, "Are you sure you haven't posted on that before?" I said, "Yes, I'm sure I haven't". He said, "But you love them! They are delicious, a classic, and you've made them for years! Are you sure?" I said, "I know! I'm … Continue reading Cheese Straws
When our family has the opportunity to go to an Asian restaurant that serves a traditional ginger house salad, everyone wants to order one. It’s so basic and yet so refreshingly tasty: chilled bowl, crisp lettuce, and tangy dressing. YUM! So, last week after we ate at Koi and everyone devoured their salad, I determined … Continue reading Asian House Ginger Salad
I have a tradition for my birthday to watch You've Got Mail sometime during my birthday week. It's one of my favorite feel-good movies and I started the tradition about 10 years ago of watching it as a birthday gift to myself. I love the entire cast, the sets, Meg Ryan's wardrobe, the great quotes, the Shop-Around-the-Corner … Continue reading Marshmallow Party Popcorn!
I was in New Orleans for a conference a few weeks ago and ate at this snazzy restaurant for breakfast. My colleague, Jenny, and I were in search for a coffee shop kind of a breakfast spot with Oatmeal, or Yogurt/Granola, good coffee and a nice, peaceful space to start our day. I Yelped around … Continue reading the Best-of-Both-Breakfasts: Oatmeal meets Parfait
Welcome to our new spot! Cup-A Cup-A is becoming Community Table! It was time for a new look to our blog (it was getting stale) and it needed an upgrade. And we are so happy to have found our way to this clean, fresh start! Here's a little of the back-story. I turned 45 in … Continue reading Welcome to the Table!
About this time 7 years ago I was facing the end of summer, the time that I feel as a teacher and mom is the most probable time to do a hobby if any time, and yet, alas, I hadn't found the time to make it happen! With kids ages 1, 4 & 6 the … Continue reading Mexican Street Corn & Verde Chicken Enchiladas
Y'all, an unexpected thing happened to our family this winter. We fell in love with cauliflower. I have always liked it, but never would I have thought that the words *cauliflower* and *crave* would be used in the same sentence. But now, I crave it, and it shows up on the grocery list every week. Here's how … Continue reading Sautéed Cauliflower: Our Unexpected Crave