Cooking up Brussels

October 13, 2013: Cook’s Country  – October/November issue Brussels Sprouts Salad Please excuse the ugly bowl, my family is much too large to be served by my pretty bowls Last month’s cooking challenge was a risk, a HUGE, Brussels sprouts kind of risk! Not everyone loves Brussels sprouts, in fact, I think most people actually hate them. (Weird, I know!) But I love them, like really, really, really love them. My moms loves them. Big Brother loves them. Big Ring loves them. And so, for this month’s challenge I decided to take on the Brussels sprouts. But not in your traditional steamed buttery yumminess you typically find them in. Nope, I made a salad. That’s right folks, a Brussels sprouts salad! Risqué indeed. When Big Ring pulled out two bags FULL of Brussels sprouts, four pounds worth, it took all of two seconds and a bulging of my eyes to …

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Giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving friends! Every day I am thankful for so much in my life, and today, I share with you a few of those things. I am thankful for my loving husband who cooks for me almost every day of the year (most likely because he fears me poisoning him, but whatever) and who, on holidays where there is no turkey or stuffing or cheesy vegetables to be had (the horror, I know!) cooks the next best thing: our traditional Christmas Eve dinner, German rouladin. Nothing better than the smells of Christmas Eve wafting through your living room two months ahead of time 😀 I’m also thankful he let me sleep in this morning, the last day of my holidays! I am thankful for my beautifully sarcastic family who always bring a smile to my face, laughter in my heart, and a rapid-fire sarcastic remark on my own two lips. …

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