Homemade Peppermint Extract

Nothing says happy holidays loved ones and let’s get drunk like homemade peppermint extract! Or you could use it for baking. Like if you wanted to make delicious peppermint Candy Cane Cookies for friends and family. Which is what I will be doing, instead of drinking peppermint vodka cocktails while baking on a Thursday afternoon. …

Sweet Potato Homemade Dog Treats

Happy holidays from the happiest little ding-dong dog in Big Bear Lake, California! Why is she so unbelievably happy? Because this holiday season she is enjoying Sweet Potato Homemade dog treats!If it’s the beginning of December than Carly dog and I are praying for snow and maybe still doing a little trail running on crisp 20 …

Rose Cookies, a Christmas Baking Adventure

Spending the Christmas season in India in 2016 may have spoiled me for life. Besides discovering Rose Cookies and eating my body weight in Butter Chicken and Parathas I absolutely loved our India Holiday adventure. Even when we were stuck in an India airport for eleven hours rewriting The 12 days of Christmas and coming up with …

Anglo Indian Date and Tamarind Roasted Duck

Last Christmas we did not have snowy nights and bundling up in layers to sing Christmas carols to our neighbors down our snowy streets. Nowhere was there that enchanting pine scent in the crisp and cold winter air. I didn’t pull on my favorite UGG boots or my leg warmers, scarves and a hat to …

Snowshoe Into a Blissful Winter Wonderland

Lets face it. Some people just don’t “Do” winter.  These guys need to try a day of snowshoe fun! These city folk just don’t love a winter wonderland the way that I do. You may find yourself stuck in a chilly mountain cabin for those cold and dreary months of January and February just aching …