Ginger And Oregano

Kitchen Adventures in the Land of Cheese

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Grinch Cookies

Grinch Cookies | Fluffy green sugar cookies made “Grinchy” with pieces of Andes candies and chocolate chips 


Peter and I took the day off work today. Before you start thinking about how nice it must have been to take a random vacation day during the week, let me tell you why we took the day off. We were touring daycares. And oh my goodness, was it ever exhausting. Continue reading

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Chocolate Fruit Dip

Chocolate Fruit Dip | A light and creamy chocolate dip that pairs perfectly with strawberries, apples, or just about any fruit


My husband and I threw our annual Festivus party this past Saturday (if you don’t know what Festivus is, get thee to the internet and cue up some Seinfeld reruns). It was a great night (with the exception of the Badger football loss, of course), and I think it’s safe to say that everyone had an awesome time, especially when you consider the amount of libations that were flowing. Continue reading

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Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Soft and chewy red velvet cookies sprinkled with white chocolate morsels


Hello all! How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Mine was busy and filling and just all-around wonderful. Peter and I spent the holiday with his family, like we usually do. His mother is a fabulous cook, and I look forward to her mashed sweet potatoes (that I only recently learned I liked!), homemade rolls, and to-die-for stuffing all year long. I ate far more than my poor belly could handle and was darn near miserable because of how stuffed I was after dinner, but isn’t that the whole point of Thanksgiving dinner in the first place? Continue reading