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]

Caramelized Onion and Butter Mashed Potatoes

I remember hearing once that the über-chef Joël Robuchon believed the ideal ratio of potatoes to fat in mashed potatoes was 2-to-1 by weight. I also remember thinking it was nutty. Two pounds potatoes to one POUND of butter? Sure, Joël. Sure. …Then one day I was making mashed potatoes -as in, I had already [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]

One Bite Cheesecake Stuffed Raspberries

My husband tells me that when he was a little boy, he loved to ‘eat fancy’. Fancy for him was little foods: individual bites. He would arrange cherry tomatoes on a plate, sit down with his plate of fancy cherry tomatoes and a salt shaker, and take tiny, thoughtful bites that were dusted with salt [Read On]

Mega Taco Salad in Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls

Yesterday, I posted a recipe for homemade Cool Ranch Baked Tortilla Salad Bowls. Today, I give you the ultimate Mega Taco Salad with which to fill it! Can I get a “Heck yes!” for taco salads? It’s not a secret that I am a salad nut, but of all the salads everywhere in the entire [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]