Mulligatawny Soup from Karista's Kitchen

Every morning I find myself sitting on the kitchen floor in front of my baby chick’s crate, coffee cup in hand, chatting and playing with my four fuzzy little gals. This morning was no different. I heard Ranger Craig walk up the stairs to the … [Read more...]

Brie and Apple Stuffed Chicken with Apple Cider Pan Sauce

Have you ever sat down to a meal and felt a deep sense of pleasure? Hunger enticing aromas swirling about your place at the table and causing a most soul filled joy.  And at first bite you pause, relishing the beauty of the flavors dancing on your … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

Ranger Craig and I are always looking for the next big adventure.  Probably Ranger Craig more than me.  Which is why he was the Ranger and I clearly would never pass basic training.   And although I truly love home and hearth, I love to experience … [Read more...]

Red Cabbage, Apple and Carrot Coleslaw

Recently, Ranger Craig and I watched the full length feature film documentary, Food Matters.  A compelling look at the food we eat and how it affects our health and well-being.  It's an absolute truth that we are what we eat.  Food can affect our … [Read more...]

Spicy Roasted Chicken Breasts with Butternut Squash, Apples, Raisins and Shallots

This post is short but sweet!  I've definitely been short on time the past few weeks but never fear, I'm still cookin away in my kitchen dreaming up yummy recipes for dinner. Speaking of yummy, here's a recipe that is finally ready to be posted.  … [Read more...]

Roast Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Apples, Cranberries and Shallots

Years ago, when Ranger Craig and I lived back East, we had the opportunity to visit Plymouth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  It was an amazing experience each time we walked through the village.  So much fun in fact, that we decided to spend … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Pork Loin Chops with Grilled Apple Slices

I stopped by our local meat market to purchase some sausages for a weekend breakfast, and spotted the most beautiful pork loin chops.  Well, I absolutely could not leave that market without those chops.  However, I hadn't planned a meal with pork … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Brined Pork Loin Chops Topped with a Smoky Apple Compote

I love a big ole juicy pork chop.  But to make my pork chop a "big ole juicy" pork chop, I brine it. I think pork chops taste best when brined. Not to say you have to brine your pork chops every time you prepare them.  But it does create that … [Read more...]