Mini Fruit Hand Pies | Make Ahead Mondays

  You had to know this was coming. I made it through three whole Make Ahead Mondays without even so much as a mention of dessert. I’d say that’s pretty close to a record for me. With all those make ahead meals in your freezer, you need a make ahead dessert, right? RIGHT? Besides, this [Read On]

English Muffin Bread

English muffins hold a very special place in my heart. How could you possibly not love the craggy, full-of-holes, moist bread and the crunchy, toasty bits of cornmeal stuck to the outside that transfer to your fingers when you grip it? I love them every which way, from the English muffin pizzas my mom used [Read On]

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes | Make Ahead Mondays

WARNING: Downton Abbey Spoiler Alert! I’m  putting this on in an excess of caution, but given that last night was the season finale here in the US, I just want to be certain that you have a chance to see it before reading. I don’t actually give anything away, but I don’t want you to [Read On]

Soup Dumplings and Irresponsible Wonton Soup (Make Ahead Monday)

My husband has been doing a lot (A LOT) of business travel lately. As in he’s been gone more than he’s been home, unfortunately.  Before he headed out for a particularly long stretch a couple weeks ago, I ran to the store and bought giant multi-packs of paper towels, toilet paper and saltine crackers. As [Read On]

Cheddar and Chorizo Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes and a Giveaway!

The giveaway info is below the recipe, so make like a scuba diver and keep on going down! Some of the best food is just not pretty. It’s gooey, gloppy, brown, and not even a little bit elegant. It looks like it’s not worth the paper plate it rode in on. But when the scent [Read On]

Homemade Chorizo

Sausage is the pork product that fills in the holes in my heart. And no, I do not want to hear about how true that probably is. Sausage is just superior. What could be wrong with it? We’re talking about pork (win #1) that is ground (win #2) and combined with heavy spices and herbs [Read On]

Homemade Hot Italian Sausage Links

  There is a lot of pretty food in the world; Much of it provokes your salivary glands into action when you look at it. But if you lay out a bunch of pictures of beautifully photographed food side by side, the one that’s going to fire me up the most is going to be [Read On]

Strawberry Balsamic Thyme Freezer Jam

When I was small, my mom made strawberry freezer jam every year during Michigan’s brief and glorious strawberry season. It was my mom’s thing: her annual food preservation pièce de résistance. She scattered packets and boxes of pectin thither and yon, she mashed berries with the bottoms of drinking glasses, her potato masher, and anything [Read On]