Spiced Beef & Vegetable Stew with Toast

Crockpots are probably one of my favorite inventions. Ever.

The idea that I can make a whole lot of something extra scrumptious with minimal effort is like a dream come true. 6+ hours after I begin, I have 5 days worth of food and only like 3 dishes, which is seriously appealing. And I don't even have to be in the same building as the pot (although let's be honest, I have zero patience....

Vegetable & Herb Grilled Cheese

In case you haven't noticed, the Pacific Northwest is kind of a mess of snow and ice and winter right now. Which I have zero tolerance for, because after the Christmas season ends, I would really just prefer that snow start it's hibernation and spring go ahead and get rolling.

Don't get me wrong, I love sitting inside while snow falls peacefully outside, sipping on a steaming mug of hot cocoa....

Welcome to The Sagas

Hellooo to my mom, my dad, my aunt, a sprinkling of my friends, and probably like three other people who are going to be reading this initial post before anything is published and while I have zero traffic.

In spite of that, I welcome you. Welcome to The Basil & Cinnamon Sagas, where there are three things you can count on: