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]

Orange Vanilla Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecakes

My childhood tasted great. It tasted like homemade pizza, tacos, lumpia, big green salads, sourdough pretzels, Jell-o Pudding Pops (swirl was my favorite), sun tea, grilled hamburgers, Necco wafers and cookies. It tasted like summer. Raised on the grounds of the summer camp and retreat center that my father managed, summer was a blur of [Read On]

Peanut Butter Cup No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

I’d like to observe a moment of silence for my waistline. *Silence punctuated by the sound of chewing. Munch, munch, mmmmmmm… It’s moments like these that I wonder what I’m doing to you folks: you kind, sweet people who come read my recipes, laugh with me, send me wonderful notes and leave flattering and/or hilarious [Read On]