Vanilla Extract Update and Hot Chocolate Mix

An update on the vanilla extract project.  Last month, I added 20 vanilla beans to a 750 ml bottle of plain vodka. After doing the math, and adding more people to the gift giving list,  I went back to the liquor store to buy more vodka and discovered vanilla vodka!  So, to this bottle, I added 10 vanilla beans, … Read more

Bread in a Jar

Let’s face it.  As much as I love cooking and eating around the holidays, it can become mighty overwhelming when there is food everywhere you look.  What if there were a way to make treats you could eat up to a year later? There is!  Bread in a jar is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite … Read more

Frost Flowers of Fall

There is a point during our fall season that borders on the winter side. For the last week or so, NW Arkansas has been bombarded by freezing, cold air.  Before this cold snap, the weather had been pleasant and mild. When these conditions happen,  frost flowers appear. At first glance, these flowers look like little pieces of trash on … Read more