Ham, Cheddar, Apple, and Onion Panini

Have I shared my sandwich theory with you before? I must have at this point. My theory is simple; when done correctly, a sandwich is a perfectly wrought work of art. To be done perfectly, you need an interplay of textures, colours, flavours, and sometimes even temperatures. Even a mediocre sandwich is a good thing, [Read On]

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]

Extreme Bacon Cheddar Potato Skins {How to Win a Year’s Supply of Bacon}

This post brought to you by The Kansas Pork Association. All recipes and opinions remain my own. It is probably surprising to exactly nobody that my sons love bacon to the moon and back. They’re boys. And their mine. And me? I love bacon to the moon and back, too. It should be equally obvious [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]

Garlic & Ginger Pot Roast

    Can you think of many foods that are more comforting than a big, brown, juicy, fragrant beef pot roast? I can’t conjure up even one time in my life when I haven’t eagerly awaited or at least been pleased to see a pot roast. It is -simply put- a powerful dish. There is [Read On]

Double Stack Vegan Bean and Mexican Crumbles Tostadas and a GIVEAWAY!

I’ve mentioned before that I was a vegetarian for seven years in my late teens and early adulthood. Although I am clearly no longer a vegetarian, I still eat vegetable-heavy meals and retain some of my eating habits from those years. For instance, I’m an enthusiastic flinger of nutritional yeast (especially on buttered toast and [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Korean Beef Tacos | Make Ahead Mondays

  My brother and his wife live in Korea. When he went over to teach English, none of us knew he was going to meet and marry one of the most beautiful and kind women on the planet. The culture in Korea suited him to a ‘t’. We get it, but we miss him. The [Read On]

Oven “Fried” Homemade Chicken Nuggets {and Boneless Buffalo Wings}

You know those ‘duh’ moments? The ones where you think, “Why have I not done this all along?” I had one last week. I’m a sucker for a spicy chicken wing, and Buffalo wings* are near the top of the heap for me. Sometimes, though, my inner finicky, tactile-defensive, high-maintenance child** rears its head, though, [Read On]