Ginger And Oregano

Kitchen Adventures in the Land of Cheese




Did any of you watch the Academy Awards last night? I decided to stay awake to watch the entire thing, which means I am dragging ass this morning. I was so happy to finally see Leo win his Oscar though. I seriously couldn’t handle it when they cut to a shot of Kate Winslet when he was giving his speech. She just looked so excited for him. I love that Jack & Rose are such good friends in real life. Makes my little Titanic-loving heart happy. Continue reading

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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake


Today is my friend Alyson’s birthday. Her parents recently bought a condo in Door County, so she, her fiancé, our friend Leary, my husband, and I went up there for the weekend to celebrate. I haven’t been up to Door County since I was a child, and it was just as beautiful as I remembered it, even in the wintertime. We spent the weekend sipping wine at Stone Creek Winery, tasting beer Door County Brewing Company, and playing a whole bunch of games. Although I did not emerge victorious in Catchphrase, I’m happy to announce that I went out on top in both Farkle and Cards Against Humanity. Continue reading

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Bubble Up Enchilada Bake


Raise your hand if you think casseroles are the best thing since sliced bread. *Raises hand*  I make a minimum of one a week now, but growing up, I hated casseroles. We had them all the time because my dad loves them, but I was never a fan of tater tot hotdish, South Dakota dinner, or goulash, and they were all in regular rotation when I was little. It wasn’t until I was older and began making my own casseroles that I fell in love with them.  Continue reading