Well, it was bound to happen. In case you don’t know yet, I haven’t always been the domestic … mild success … I am now. Growing up, I was a mashed-potato-blending, smoke-alarm-setting, crying-over-the-piecrust flop. Sooner or later, I was bound to try to make something to share with you all… and fail at it. The […]Read more "Tomato-Corn Pie and Mayo Fail"
We all remember those magical evenings when we were kids when our parents let us have “backwards” days, where we got the special treat of breakfast for dinner, or “brinner”. For you Scrubs fans out there, you know I didn’t exactly invent the term brinner. Turk feels me. There are so many brinner possibilities. You can […]Read more "Brinner Grows Up"
I have a major soft spot for cranberry-orange flavors. The coffee shop just a few blocks from my apartment in Iowa sold cranberry orange muffins and for about a month one summer, I think I ate one nearly every morning. Once, my mother made an amazing cranberry spice cake and cranberry-orange bread that I ate […]Read more "Cranberry Pecan Bread"
This recipe has almost everything a good, quintessential autumn recipe should: pork, dark greens, apple cider. Yum. I wanted to do something with my pork chops and the apple cider I had, but was hoping to break out of the pork chops & applesauce mode (mostly because I don’t have any of my mother’s applesauce, […]Read more "Pork Chops with Kale in Mustard-Apple Cider Reduction"
Fall has arrived in my neck of the woods, and I hear from my people all over the country that autumn’s warm flannel sheets have spread themselves across most of the country this week. Between coming down with a cold last week, and then having temperatures drop into the 40s, sweater weather and my favorite […]Read more "Buffalo Stew and Crusty No-Knead Wheat Bread"
Today, I’m going to take an ingredient — ground turkey — that many people think of as a healthy alternative and turns it into something really yummy: turkey meatball reuben subs. Ground turkey gets a bad reputation as the classic health food bait & switch. Turkey burgers (when badly made) can be dry and flavorless. And I’ll […]Read more "Turkey Meatball Reubens — Superfast Meets Superhealthy!"
Welcome to cooler weather, everyone. As the days slowly become shorter and I become more busy and tired, I find myself craving soups and stews more often. So I thought this week I’d share with you all this recipe for Italian Beef Stew to warm your bones. This is one of those traditional, hearty, slow-roasting […]Read more "Italian Beef Stew"