Slow-Cooker Caramelized Onions & French Onion Soup | Make Ahead Mondays

Do you love caramelized onions as much as I do? They’re one of those foods that make my eyes roll back into my head just a little bit every time I eat them. They’re not at all like the raw onions from which they transformed. This is another piece of culinary alchemy… the long, slow [Read On]

Applesauce Pouches {Homemade GoGo Squeez or Fruit Crushers}

Does anyone else have kids who fell head-over-heels for those little GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce on the Go or Fruit Crusher pouches? I know it’s  not necessarily a bad thing, given that they’re full of healthy applesauce. The trouble is that they’re REALLY STINKIN’ EXPENSIVE even when purchased in bulk through Amazon. And I have five [Read On]

Bo Ssäm {Korean Pork Roast Lettuce Wraps} Make Ahead Mondays

You and I both know that often times -when we want to try whipping up a popular ethnic food- the thing that stands between us and success is finding the dadburned ingredients to make it. Right? Maybe this isn’t so true if you, unlike me, live in a town with more people than cows or [Read On]

Zesty Corn Relish | Canning

I had a realization yesterday. It dawned on me that I am what you call a volume canner. I always thought, “I do a fair amount of canning.” and was fine with that. But when I posted a picture of a small portion of what I had taken advantage of the long holiday weekend to [Read On]

Farmers’ Market Tomato Sauce and Poached Eggs (Shakshuka) | Make Ahead Mondays

I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to do a cooking demonstration at the Alfred Farmer’s Market yesterday. It being August in New York, I knew the market would likely provide all of the ingredients needed to make one of my all-time favourite fast, fresh, fabulous meals: Shakshuka. Shakshuka -a one dish wonderful [Read On]

Blueberry Syrup for Pancakes and Homemade Soda | Make Ahead Mondays

I just turned almost-forty. I believe I’ll refer to my entire year that way, because this is my last year before that big four-oh. I think the almost-forty was probably harder than the actual-forty will be to face. The decade birthdays seem like a celebration, where the ones that immediately precede somehow seem like a [Read On]

Cherry Habanero Lime Jam

While working my way through the sixty pounds of cherries I had ordered from the Amish store, I got to the point where I was making jam. On a whim, I minced and tossed a little fresh habanero pepper into my regular cherry lime jam. Whoa. It was so good I made everyone in the [Read On]

Bacon Horseradish Mustard

Bacon. Horseradish. Mustard. Is there anyone else out there other than me for whom this is a mega drool-inducing trifecta of tastiness?  Any one of those things on its own and I would be a very happy girl. And you know what? I can’t claim credit for the idea. This bit of brilliance is straight [Read On]