Home Canned Garlic Dill Pickles

Yesterday was my first day of the year full of the manic joy that is canning season.  My garden unexpectedly delivered a colander full of pickling cucumbers.  Some of the cucumbers had been doing a good job of hiding and were pretty huge.  My job was clear.  Pickle them while they’re fresh!  The large ones were sliced [Read On]

Bread: Fully Loaded! And a book review.

Yesterday was B.U.S.Y!  Aside from the normal frenetic pace of life that goes hand in glove with having five sons ages 10 and under we had other pressing matters.  I am milking goats for friends up the road while they visit family, planning for a wedding rehearsal dinner I’m catering in August, helping put up [Read On]

Peanut Butter Cookie Chocolate Malt Ice Cream

When we finished up our end of the school year testing a couple weeks ago we were due for a celebration.  The boys, after a great deal of discussion over lunch, decided to celebrate by putting together their own picnic.  Because really; what do you do immediately after eating?  You plan a picnic, of course.   They [Read On]

The Ultimate Hamburger Rolls

For an easy to print version of this recipe, see the new, updated post here. I’ll keep this to the point.  Make these burger buns.  They’ve been our family favorites for a couple years now and I know it’s burger season so I’m back to evangelizing about these rolls.  Ask my sisters, Mom, brothers, Aunts, [Read On]

Buttermilk Pancakes

Update: The easy-print version of this recipe can be found here! “I feel thrifty, oh so thrifty. I feel thrifty and nifty and bright. And I pity any Mom who isn’t me tonight.” Alright, so Stephen Sondheim I’m not, but this is what I was singing to myself this morning while simultaneously whipping up pancakes [Read On]

Roasted Beet Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese

It is official.  I am addicted to food blogger events.  When I saw that Holler from Tinned Tomatoes was hosting her No Croutons Required event for July and that the category was vegetarian soups and/or salads showcasing herbs I was thrilled.  I lovey love love fresh herbs.  Since I have parsley and chives growing in abundance [Read On]

Second Tuesdays Déjà Food Inaugural Event- all over again.

Did you catch the Yogi Berra reference?  Okay, I must admit that my attempt at establishing an event less than 48 hours ahead of time was too big a challenge for even the internet.  Several blogging buddies have mentioned that they wanted to participate, but just didn’t have enough time. I have learned a valuable lesson.  [Read On]

Second Tuesdays Déjà Food Badge- If you’re so inclined.

  It was pointed out to us that we should have a badge for our Second Tuesdays Déjà Food event.  (I’m looking at you White on Rice Couple!)  So, here it is.  Eherm, I think it is anyway.  Not so sure what a badge is, but this looks badgy to me.