Peppermint Patty Milkshakes

Here’s the deal. I’m turning 40 this week. I don’t see this as a thing to hide. I think every single day I’m alive is empirical evidence that I’m okay at this being alive thing and is a reason to brag. I’m here! And to celebrate this week, I’m posting some of my favourite foods [Read On]

Guava and Cream Cheese Hand Pies

While attending BlogHer Food in Miami this past May, I attended a workshop taught by my gal, Meseidy of The Noshery, and Carla of The Cuban Brit. The workshop was on cooking traditional Puerto Rican and Cuban foods or putting spins on those cuisines. I walked away from the workshop very full indeed (SAMPLES!!), and [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Five Spice Pork Roast

Slow-cookers have acquired a bum rap for turning out bland, homogenous, texturally lacking food. Why-oh-why do people have this misconception? I want to whisper a little theory because it’s not a very popular one… I think it’s because people thing you can dump any old thing in there along with a can or two of [Read On]

Coconut Cream Lime Pops

It’s hot out; ninety degrees in the shade hot is what it is with about eighty percent relative humidity. My boys -who aren’t usually given to running around shirtless- haven’t had a shirt on in days. Well, the sixteen year old has, but that’s because it’s nearly impossible to throw eight hundred bales of hay [Read On]

Cool Ranch Dorito Cheese Curds

I have a dear friend who told me she has never tasted cheese curds. I am not going to lie; I gasped. Perhaps it’s living where I live -in the heart of New York dairy country- that makes cheese curds so ubiquitous. Even the rinky dink grocery store in our town (“What’s a vegetable?” they [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken for Recipes {Make Ahead Mondays}

It’s been a while since I did a dedicated “Make Ahead Mondays” post, and quite a few people have mentioned that they miss them on the reader survey. I listened! Today I’m sharing a fantastic meal-starter with you: Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken for Recipes. Use your slow-cooker to whip up a batch of this flavourful, fully-cooked [Read On]

Russian Pickled Cherries {Simple Food Preservation}

Cherry season is cruelly short, but we can preserve some of their sweet, juicy goodness for the winter months in jams, jellies, juices, pie fillings, and pickles. Pickles? Yes! Russian Pickled Cherries are a fabulous food preservation project for those who are intimidated by the canning process and veteran canners alike. There’s no boiling water [Read On]

Mojito Icee {High Octane AND Mocktail Versions}

“Sheesh, it’s hot.” That Warner Bros. line gets so much play around here this time of year. Instead of melting into a puddle like the Abominable Snowman, how about whipping up these Mojito Icees in either the adult-high octane form (with rum) or the Mocktail (alcohol-free) version? This recipe, another brainchild of my husband, The [Read On]