Grandma’s Buttermilk Cornbread

  A couple nights ago I had a sudden and overwhelming desire to stuff my face full of my Grandma’s cornbread. It’s hard to explain if you didn’t grow up on cornbread, but the drive to consume it can be a powerful force. So powerful, in fact, that I actually made two pans full at [Read On]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is nothing like a warm cookie on a cold day. While my husband and I play our annual game of “just how long can we wait to fire up the wood stove”, the days are getting cooler and the nights are colder yet. We try to eek as many days wood stove-free as we [Read On]

Three In One Pears: Canning Ginger Pears, Dark Ginger Pear Syrup, and Pear Juice | Make Ahead Mondays

It is officially harvest time and officially fall and I am officially so excited about it that I’m about to explode. This is high gear food preservation season for me. I have an ant-and-grasshopper parable complex and I start flying around stuffing things maniacally into jars. My benchmark -and you may have heard me mention [Read On]

Chunky Monkey Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

  Happy Friday, everyone! I have such a treat for you today! We are a granola family. I’ve been making homemade granola for years upon years. My second born son has a real thing for it; he doesn’t like breakfast cereal, but he adores granola. I try to keep it on hand for him at [Read On]

Pumpkin Cake with Maple Frosting and Apple Cider Caramel

Fall. Autumn. It’s just around the corner. As in, it’s four days away. Could you pardon me for a moment? (FALLFALLFALLFALLFALLFALLFALL YAY! WAHOO! WHOOPWHOOPWHOOP! Zippity hippity hoppity doo dah! YEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!AU-TUMN! Uh huh, uh huh, uh huhuhhuhuhhuh. Happy DANCE! ) Um, thank you. I kind of needed to get that out of my system. I wait [Read On]

Grape Pie Filling and Grape Pie | Make Ahead Mondays

  I’ve been blessed to have the chance to move around a little bit in this great country of ours and see a bit of the world. Although I’ve lived in rural Western New York longer than I have anywhere else, I was born a Michigan girl and I believe I’ll always identify myself as [Read On]

White Russian Milkshake

When I was in Oregon a few weeks ago, my friends were shocked- SHOCKED, I say- to find out I had never had a margarita in my life. They remedied that pretty quickly, let me tell you… Everyone wanted to know why I hadn’t had one before. The truth is, I’m picky. I’m not a [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

  I think it’s been so long since I’ve been sick that my body forgot how to go about being sick. It’s not a complaint mind you, just an observation. I spent a day with a weird headache and sore throat of the move-slowly-through-the-day variety, went to bed with an ibuprofen cocktail and woke up [Read On]