Almond Joy Granola {Chocolate, Almond, Coconut Granola}

I get really excited about granola. Is that weird? I’m sorry if it is, because I’m about to get a little geeky over it. This Almond Joy Granola is the perfect breakfast or pick-me-up snack. I make granola fairly regularly; there’s almost always a jar of one sort or another on the table here. It’s [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]

Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Cod {20 minute meal}

This miso, honey, soy, garlic, and ginger glazed cod is perfectly cooked at lightning speed. It takes longer to cook the accompaniments than it does to get your gorgeous main dish on the table and it’s perfect for either a quiet dinner at home or entertaining during Lent. I love fish. Love. It. I love [Read On]

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Sandwiches

If  want to make my dad happy, all I need to do is make him something with peanut butter in it. He puts peanut butter in his oatmeal, on his ice cream, in his smoothies, on his sandwiches, on dried apple slices, and just plain on a spoon. He likes peanut butter in savoury dishes, [Read On]

Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls

There are very few days where I don’t eat a salad of one sort or another. I eat small salads, big salads, side salads, and dinner salads made from just about anything that could possibly be found in a salad on one continent or another. I’m kind of a salad-a-holic. The truth is, though, that [Read On]

Potato and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Dumplings {Vareniki}

I have a long and abiding love for pierogies. (See here for proof.) I have always eaten the frozen variety due to a woeful lack of old Polish grandmothers in my family. Strangely, it never occurred to me to make my own.  I’m aware that ‘making your own’ is kind of my thing. …and then [Read On]

Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Mushroom One Pot Pasta {25 Minute Meal}

Is it just me or does already delicious pasta taste even better when it’s cold outside? And taste even better still when you’re in your coziest clothes and curled up under a blanket watching Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock? Somebody PLEASE give me a high-five over Benedict Cumberbatch? At least throw me a little hand flutter [Read On]

Fish Eye Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

We’re big fans of snack mixes around here. The boys -when they go to the grocery store with me- will point out various things and proclaim them to be ‘good snack mix material’. We don’t buy them because snack mixes at the store are almost invariably horrendously over priced for wee little bags or jars [Read On]