Small Kitchen Cookbook Page 7: Crabmeat Heaven

Slowly but surely, I’m working my way through 1964’s The Small Kitchen Cookbook, attempting each recipe in no particular order to see what frugal fixins from the sixties still hold up. This week, I whipped up Crabmeat Heaven, an appetizer from page 7 of the hors d’oeuvres section that is simple, tasty, and keeps well … Continue reading Small Kitchen Cookbook Page 7: Crabmeat Heaven

SKC Page 4: Avocado Dip

Next up: Avocado Dip, which is not guacamole, but could play it on tv. We had a friend over for dinner recently, and therefore our first outside-taste-tester in the Small Kitchen Cookbook cook-down. This is also one of the first times in the book  that the reader/home cook is presented with what seems to my … Continue reading SKC Page 4: Avocado Dip

The Small Kitchen Cookbook: Page Eight

My first foray into The Small Kitchen Cookbook was the super-straightforward Cucumber Dip. Let's break it down. The cucumber part wasn't hard, because we had a bumper crop in our home garden this year. In fact, other than potatoes and parsley, it was the only bumper crop we had. Did anyone else have this … Continue reading The Small Kitchen Cookbook: Page Eight

Political Punch

I've been working with the comedy troupe The Capitol Steps this summer, creating some fun promotional and content pieces with them and the team hosting their summer residence, at Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort's new Harvest Barn stage. Recently I teamed up with a local bartender to concoct two summer sangrias -- one sweet and … Continue reading Political Punch

Cool Weather Comfort Foods that Won’t Make You Fat

A Blogtoberfest Guest Post by Kaitlyn Pierce, founder of Willow House magazine Fall is a time for sweaters, fires, and packing on the pounds while staying curled up on the couch to indulge in some binge eating and Downton Abby marathons on Netflix. Being pregnant with my second child has made it even more enticing … Continue reading Cool Weather Comfort Foods that Won’t Make You Fat