Have another cherry: Cherry-cream cheese turnovers

My roommate has spent the years that I’ve known her vehemently protesting eating cherries because they “tasted like medicine.”  I had to constantly tell her that only cherry medicine tasted like medicine, but she would not be swayed.  About a year ago, I had her try a real cherry, and she was very surprised to find out…

Burns’ Night Feast: Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Kailkenny and Blueberry Tart

Tonight was a first.  After years of somewhat obsessing about the poet Robert Burns because of a Torchwood PBEM roleplaying game, I finally pulled out the stops (for a poor graduate student living at home with her roommate, dog and roommate’s cat) and cooked my first Burns’ Night dinner.  Now, I know that the traditional Burns’…

All spiky and French: Chicken Friand

Back in May of 2009, before my life went to Hell in a handbasket emotionally, I made a trip to Taylor, Texas, with my sister and now-Ex to see my Aunt Norma Jo’s house and visit with family.  Because we were close, we spent Saturday morning and afternoon with my then-MIL in Round Rock, mostly…