a merry minted christmas

{no, your eyes do not deceive you.  i'm blogging.  and, yes, it HAS been seven months to the date since my last post, but more on that later...}   the holidays.  i swear they creep up on us faster and faster every year.  there's just something not right about seeing christmas decorations mingling with halloween candy & fake jack-o-lanterns.  but, i guess it's just a not-so-subtle reminder that, yes, virginia, there is a santa claus and while he's making his list and checking it ... read more


Southwestern Chicken Pot Pie

chicken pot pie with a twist.

sometimes, on saturday mornings, i relax in bed and watch food network.  of course, sometimes i watch food network late at night, too.   i've decided that it doesn't matter what time of day you watch food network...you always get HUNGRY.  but, back to what i was saying about watching food network in ... read more