Deck the Halls (with Cookies)

Deck the Halls with Cookies (parody lyrics) | dakotamidnyght.com

I love a good lyrics parody, and I’ve written a few holiday-themed ones over time. I originally published this a few years ago, but the lyrics are perhaps even more relevant than they were back then (especially the wine drinking part)! If you have kids, a small kitchen, and find yourself running out… Continue reading »

Taste of Childhood – Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

As a child, Kraft Mac and Cheese was the end all food. Yes, the bright orange color is highly suspect, but the taste… ooooooh the taste. As a parent preoccupied with natural, organic foods, I tried several other brands and eventually switched over to Annie’s, but it took a few tries… Continue reading »

Monday Musings: Actualize (and Oven Baked Fries Recipe)

I am all about trying to make things real right now. I am a firm believer in the idea that you create your own reality. Your surroundings are influenced by the thoughts you hold in your head. Don’t believe me? Check out “What the Bleep Do We Know” a film… Continue reading »

Monday Musings: The Act of Sustenance

I LOVE good food.  And apparently food been on my mind lately because I looked at the pictures I have taken this month and the vast majority of them have something to do with – you guessed it – food. It’s not terribly surprising. After all, November hosts the biggest… Continue reading »

Monday Musings: Food Additives (and Quinoa Persimmon Salad recipe)

In the post-Halloween sugar extravaganza, I got pulled up short. I don’t eat a lot of candy, normally. Halloween presents an opportunity for a couple of weeks of sugar-indulgence. I took a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup into work with me. I don’t know why I idly glanced at the ingredients list as… Continue reading »

Spicy Apple Butter

Saturday is the big day! Look for a giveaway beginning on October 15th to celebrate my 100th post. I’ll be giving away a jar of this delicious apple butter. I’m feeling really lazy and tired tonight. It’s been a hard, long day. So… this recipe has been around for a… Continue reading »