Chocolate Nutter Butter Cake

For years I had that thin, “shatterproof” tableware because I thought it was easier to care for, cheaper, and whatnot. Over the years, I realized -with the help of my built in high stress advanced material test laboratory that I call my five sons- that those things weren’t shatterproof. Or break proof. Or even remotely [Read On]

Julio Sauce and Julio Tots | Make Ahead Mondays Cornell University Food Truck Style

  I mentioned in my Cuban Sandwiches post that my mom, Free Range Nana, and my sister, Jessamine, and I went to Cornell University to visit my baby sister, Airlia. What I failed to mention in that post is that Airlia is not just my sister, she is a braniac. Want proof? Here she is [Read On]

Cuban Sandwiches | Pressed Toasted Sandwiches

Check below the post for an update on the Harry & David giveaway. I had the chance to tour the college town where my baby sister, Airlia, has been for the last two years with my mom and another of my sisters last weekend. We went up one side of Ithaca and down the other [Read On]

High Peaks Deep Dish Apple Pie

{UPDATE} The Pick Giveaway Winner plugin chose Christa D. as our winner! Congratulations, Christa! Email me your mailing information and I will forward it onto our friends at Harry & David! This past summer I had the distinct privilege of traveling to Oregon as part of a group of bloggers brought out by Harry & [Read On]

Hearty Kielbasa, Bean and Vegetable Soup

Soup is the frugal cook’s best friend. It doesn’t take much of anything; a little bit of meat, a little bit of broth, a little bit of vegetable, a little bit of onion, and a judicious hand with spices and herbs come together to stretch and create a pot of mind-bendingly good soup big enough [Read On]

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

I’m not sure where the time went, but my fourth born just turned nine a couple of weeks ago. I’m a little freaked out by it, honestly. Seemingly overnight, he went from a teensy little bundle of squirmy boy to this: WHAT?!? Are you kidding me? This little guy -or big guy, I should say- [Read On]

Mexican Poutine | Sweet Potato Fries with Chorizo and Queso Fresco

You know those nights when you walk into the kitchen and feel like the last thing you want to do is put spatula to pan and do anything? I had a serious case of kitchen funk a couple weeks ago. The good thing (or bad thing, depending on your perspective-du-jour) about having kids is that [Read On]

Cheesy Spinach Puffs

  Today hasĀ  been a Monday kind of Friday. I overslept, didn’t get to my tea until ten this morning, then dropped and broke a plate. I started writing this post earlier, got about two-thirds of the way through it and then somehow or another, the internet pixies deleted it. I know I didn’t hit [Read On]