Raspberry Jam Muffins

jam filled muffins prepared with Einkorn wheat flour

I’ve always felt dinner was the easy meal.  You know me, I’m all over dinner.  It’s been my life’s work for the last 13 years and I’d like to believe I’ve gotten it down to a science.  Well... most days anyway. But breakfast?  Ugh.  It’s the meal … [Read more...]

Simple Is Sometimes The Most Delicious

Roasted Cauliflower Fettuccine with Garlic Bechamel and Toasted Pine Nuts

It begins with fresh, naturally grown ingredients.  Clean flavors,  bright colors or even brilliant whites.  Like waking up to a new snow that’s settled on the frozen ground. I like white.  Ask Ranger Craig.  He’ll tell you I have an obsession … [Read more...]

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto

roasted pumpkin risotto

I probably have 20 different methods of preparing risotto.  Mostly because that's the one dish my youngest gal always requests. Suzie Q will request risotto for her birthday dinner, when she's sick, when she scores a perfect 100 on an exam, when … [Read more...]

Lemon, Fresh Basil and Chicken Fusilli Pasta

Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta

I learned how to Instagram this weekend.  My 14 year old is an Instagram Whiz and she thought I needed to add it to my repertoire of social media. Oh Yay.  One more social media application to learn. I haven’t even mastered Twitter yet.  … [Read more...]

Italian Sausage Soup and “for the love of SOUP” Cookbook Giveaway!

Ok, hold on to your whisks fabulous foodies... I'm giving away three cookbooks!  I'm so excited! Once again I feel like that dark-haired little gal in Despicable Me.  You know, the one that squeezes the stuffing out of the fluffy toy animal and … [Read more...]

Old Fashioned Caramel Corn

I have the biggest smile on my face right now.   As my youngest gal walked in the front door from school today, I heard her leap up the front stairs and bounce into the kitchen and say "I just love to come home to these delicious smells!"  "It's a … [Read more...]

Graham Cracker Pudding Cake

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On occasion, I love to post something for all the little Chef's in our lives.  And this recipe is sure to make your little Chef giggle with happiness. Actually it makes me giggle with happiness.  I think I ate half the dessert, "quality testing" … [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...]