Playing games in good taste: FarmVille to Table

Are you a fan of FarmVille? Boy do I have some fun news for you! What do you call it when the game making powerhouse Zynga decides to release a game chock full of recipes featuring the bounty of summer harvested, fresh, home-cooked foods? Well, first you call it delicious and fun! Then you call [Read On]

Mega Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Waffle Stacks

My husband was gone all last week on business. He was in Florida where it was in the high seventies and low eighties. I was here with the five kids, twelve chickens, two dogs, and temperatures in the single digits and negatives overnight. Was I bitter like the cold? Nope, I was far too busy [Read On]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Kraft Foods. All opinions, recipes and photos are, as always, my own. Thanksgiving is drawing near so fast my head is almost spinning. I eagerly await it all year long and to think we’re this close? It is far and away my favourite feast of the year. Food, [Read On]

Perfect, Flaky, Layered Buttermilk Biscuits {tutorial} + how to freeze and bake later

There are times when nothing but a biscuit will do. Drop biscuits are okay, they can fill in the gaps when you are desperate and short on time, but most of the time, what I’m really and truly hankering for is a lofty, perfect, flaky, layered-from-top-to-bottom, golden brown, moist, golden brown, and delicious biscuit. I’m [Read On]

Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte {real pumpkin}

Four out of five of my kids are sick. Snuffling, sneezing, sore throat, goobery, gloppy, walking-petri-dish, tissue-dropping sick. This comes at the end of a week that was so busy that I didn’t know whether I was coming or going two-thirds of the time. There are five kids in this house, friends, you can imagine [Read On]

Elvis Frozen Bananas (with Chocolate, Peanuts, and Bacon!)

There are few treats simpler and more satisfying than a chocolate covered frozen banana when the days are steamy hot. It takes very little by way of ingredients, skill, or equipment, and everybody (with the exception of the banana hating contingent) loves them. My kids have even taken to making them without my help when [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]

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes (Not made with strawberry flavoured gelatin!)

I find Mother’s Day a surprisingly difficult subject about which to write. I’ve started and stopped this post at least five different ways. I’m a mother (of five boys, thankyouverymuch) and I’m a daughter, and we’re talking about Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes, so what’s the problem? The problem is that there as many views on Mother’s [Read On]