Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix

When I shared my Homemade Cool Ranch Doritos recipe two weeks ago, I suggested using homemade dry ranch dressing mix in the seasoning. I then received several kind but confused emails from readers asking just where on  FWF they could find this recipe. Um, oops? I hadn’t published it yet. Today, I make it right [Read On]

Maple Garlic Pepper Rub

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of judging a Cooking with Maple Syrup contest at the Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY. The winning entry was a maple glazed chicken recipe that I’ll share at a future date. Today, though is all about one of the ingredients in the recipe. [Read On]

Garlic Parmesan Stadium-Style Baked Steak Fries

Welcome to the third installment of Dude Food Week in our celebration of all things snack food and lead up to The Big Game. If you’re on Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, please tag pictures of Dude Food you’ve made with #DudeFoodWeek! I would LOVE to see what you’ve made! There are few things that [Read On]

Creamy Garlic Cauliflower Sauce

Have you ever stumbled on a recipe that made you holler because it was so good? And then you’re shocked to find out that it’s low in calories and fat? Yeah. No. Neither had I until just a couple of days ago. I was chatting with my friend and fellow food blogger, Mary Younkin of [Read On]

Pickled Garlic Scapes | Make Ahead Monday

I’m a pickle fiend. You may or may not know that every summer I put up in the neighborhood of eight dozen jars of garlic dill pickles. I also put up bread and butter pickles, dilly green beans, dill relish, bread and butter relish, Sweet and Spicy Asian pickled carrots, and other pickled goodies like [Read On]

Whiskey Vanilla Extract | Make Ahead Mondays

  I am obsessed with vanilla extract. Since I started making my own extract several years ago, I haven’t bought vanilla extract (either faux or pure) once. Once you’ve made your own and tasted just how much better it is (and realized just how easy the entire process is) it’s hard -if not impossible- to [Read On]

Corn Stock plus Roasted Corn and Potato Chowder | Make Ahead Mondays

Soup and sweater weather… There simply isn’t any weather I like better than those first days of fall -REAL FALL- where the skies are gunmetal grey and leaves are just starting to turn. It’s a mighty wind, and it’s brisk, and it wants to blow right through you. It makes you understand why those leaves [Read On]

Refrigerator Pickled Salad (Bread and Butter Style) | Make Ahead Mondays

  I have this friend, Meseidy, who has a fabulous blog; The Noshery. Meseidy can do it all. She is a chef, a decorator, a great conversationalist and an extremely talented folder of sheets. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP66IMO_fJ0[/youtube] I am not kidding you when I tell you that I never successfully folded a fitted sheet before Meseidy taught [Read On]