Homemade Maple Bourbon Jalapeno Bacon

Bacon. I mean honest to Pete, if you’re like most people, the mere mention of the word fires up your salivary glands. I’m no exception. When I’m at a loss for what to make for dinner, I fire up a pound of bacon and let the aroma waft around me and inspire me. But let’s [Read On]

Chicken Taco Supreme Pizza

I met my husband in the basement of the boarding house where I was living in college. I know it sounds weird, but it’s true. I came home from visiting my parents and found a van parked in my spot. I huffed into the house prepared to give someone a piece of my mind and [Read On]

Chicken Fried Eggplant

I’ve said it before, my husband can cook. I mean. He. Can. Cook. I eagerly anticipate my annual birthday dinner of his specialty Extra Crispy Fried Chicken Fingers all year long. This year, I walked into the house after picking up our CSA on my birthday, and said, “Eh… there are two giant eggplant in [Read On]

Summer Welsh Rabbit (a.k.a. Welsh Rarebit)

Did you know there’s no actual rabbit in Welsh rabbit? In fact, most of the time, there’s no meat at all in a Welsh Rabbit. The actual name is Welsh Rabbit even though there’s a complete lack of Bugs Bunny in it, and the phrase “Rarebit” came along later, probably in an attempt to make [Read On]

Lifehack: How to use up small balances on gift cards and get value from empty ones

I had eight gift cards rattling around in my purse, each of which had a balance of $4 or less on it. I was incapable of tossing them out, because a buck is a buck, right? I just never found myself in a place where I needed exactly $2.38 or precisely $3.97 or some such. [Read On]

Ty’s Best Breakfast Sandwich

Can you even believe it’s back-to-school time already for many kids in the country? We have a little bit of a break going right now, but we’ll be following along soon enough. For parents with kids at home and teachers getting ready to return to the routine, knocking out a solid breakfast is often a [Read On]

Fried Mozzarella and Sun Dried Tomato Burgers

This is a burger of destiny. A friend recently spent a couple of weeks in Lebanon on a missions trip. Partway through the trip, she texted me that she had just seen the most beautiful burger ever in Lebanon and it was a half-inch thick slab of mozzarella -breaded and deep fried- on a burger. [Read On]

Pickled Green Beans: Dilly Beans

I learned to can from the best: my Grandma. I remember hours upon hours at Grandma’s house with Mom and the aunties sitting around peeling peaches, laughing hysterically, shucking corn, chewing the fat, shoving tomatoes in jars, and whatnot. The kids usually drew the simple task of snapping the ends off of green beans. It [Read On]