Cucumber Scallion Salad {5 Minute Recipe}

With the notable exception of vegans, is there anyone out there who couldn’t possibly use a few more vegetables in their diet? I know my family could. This is most especially true of my potatoes-peas-and-the-occasional-carrot third child and my two youngest, the charter members of the anti-veg contingent. The two eldest eat everything that isn’t [Read On]

Roast Beef and Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza {10 Minute Meal} plus 6 Fast Family Faves

Need dinner in a hurry? Add a salad and this 10 Minute Meal Fix Roast Beef and Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza will have a satisfying and hearty dinner on the table in a flash. I have a set of recipes I go to for meals on busy nights or nights where I’m just not feelin’ [Read On]

Irish Slammer Magic Chocolate Cake {Guinness, Bailey’s, and Jameson Custard Cake}

Guinness has a weird effect on people. Most folks are pretty opinionated about it.  I’m firmly in the ‘love it’ camp but I know a lot of people who are -if not in the ‘hate it’ camp- decidedly lukewarm about it. Most of those in the ‘hate it’ and ‘meh’ camps, though, can at least [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Spicy Bacon Corn Dip

You may have noticed that I have a snack fixation.  My recipe index certainly reflects it. I just can’t help myself around snacks. There’s something so profoundly satisfying to me in nibbling the day away. In fact, if I had to choose to give up meals or snacks, I’d TOTALLY keep snacks any day of [Read On]

Almond Joy Granola {Chocolate, Almond, Coconut Granola}

I get really excited about granola. Is that weird? I’m sorry if it is, because I’m about to get a little geeky over it. This Almond Joy Granola is the perfect breakfast or pick-me-up snack. I make granola fairly regularly; there’s almost always a jar of one sort or another on the table here. It’s [Read On]

Mega Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Waffle Stacks

My husband was gone all last week on business. He was in Florida where it was in the high seventies and low eighties. I was here with the five kids, twelve chickens, two dogs, and temperatures in the single digits and negatives overnight. Was I bitter like the cold? Nope, I was far too busy [Read On]

Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod {20 minute meal}

This miso, honey, soy, garlic, and ginger glazed cod is perfectly cooked at lightning speed. It takes longer to cook the accompaniments than it does to get your gorgeous main dish on the table and it’s perfect for either a quiet dinner at home or entertaining during Lent. I love fish. Love. It. I love [Read On]

Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes

I remember hearing once that the über-chef Joël Robuchon believed the ideal ratio of potatoes to fat in mashed potatoes was 2-to-1 by weight. I also remember thinking it was nutty. Two pounds potatoes to one POUND of butter? Sure, Joël. Sure. …Then one day I was making mashed potatoes -as in, I had already [Read On]