Salted Pepita Brittle | Homemade Candy

Yeah. I know. It’s not OFFICIALLY fall yet, but PEOPLE. I can’t wait one more second. The breezes are decidedly turning into gusty fall ones. The sky is taking on that gun-metal hue. The leaves are changing colour and I. Want. Fall. Food. So, I’m sorry if you’re in the “TOO SOON” camp, but this [Read On]

Whiskey Peach Cobbler: Last Minute Dessert

Up here in rural New York, we are diving head-first into peach season. I have a half bushel sitting on my counter staring at me right now, and I’m tucking peaches into just about every jar, mouth, and dish that I can. Whiskey and peaches are a match made in heaven. Sweet, perfumed, juicy peaches [Read On]

Twix Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

I only have so much virtue in my body. I try to eat well and feed my family healthy, and I do a pretty good job of it most of the time. But every so often, I spend all my good behaviour on things like parenting, being honest and moral, and tidying up. At the [Read On]

Bacon Horseradish Mustard

Bacon. Horseradish. Mustard. Is there anyone else out there other than me for whom this is a mega drool-inducing trifecta of tastiness?  Any one of those things on its own and I would be a very happy girl. And you know what? I can’t claim credit for the idea. This bit of brilliance is straight [Read On]

Watermelon Lime Sorbet, Frozen Watermelon Margaritas and a Mocktail

I love Independence Day. Maybe it has something to do with my ever so slight problem with authority. (I can hear my dad and mom laughing from here.) Maybe it’s because the hair stands up on my arms and a chill runs down my spine every time I hear a snare drum and a patriotic [Read On]

Chinese Barbecued Pork (Char Siu), Homemade Five Spice

I have so much fun for you today! I have one my favourite recipes of all time and I’ve partnered with an amazing group of bloggers to give away something that I’m pretty excited about. I know you know WHAT it is because I stuffed it into the title, but let’s get to the recipe [Read On]

Filthy Burgers (Beef, Barbecue Pulled Pork, & Bacon Burgers)

“What do we want for dinner?” “MEAT!” If I had a dime for every time that call-and-response happened in this house, I’d be able to buy some amazing cuts of meat. Meat is expensive! I walked into the fabulous meat market Oscar’s in the Adirondacks with my dad a couple of weeks ago. Oscar’s specializes [Read On]

Garlic Bagel Chips | Make Ahead Mondays

Garlic Bagel Chips rock my Casbah. I’m pretty sure just about everyone out there has tried them at one time or another, but it should come as no surprise that the homemade variety -fresh and crisp and hot- from your own oven is THAT much better. That they’re ridiculously simple to make is icing on [Read On]