I think it is time to declare it to be baking season. We’re about halfway through September and while I don’t feel quite ready to break out the apples and start making whole pies, I do feel ready for...
Ranch dressing is a favorite for, well, almost everyone. You can put it on salad, use it as dip and even slather it on your pizza or just use it to dip the crust like my husband does. In...
A few weeks ago, my husband had a craving for soft pretzels. He was so intent on having those billowy, soft morsels that he decided to make a special trip to the grocery store to find some. He came...
Sweet potatoes have become such a buzzy food. With The Whole 30 Diet sweeping the nation periodically, sweet potatoes have become the filling starch of choice while all others have been banished to the naughty corner. I don’t believe in...
Ice cream on a stick is convenient, fun and iconic. Just thinking about these ice cream pops conjures up images of hot, hazy days sitting by a creek trying to eat the ice cream faster than it will melt. These homemade...
Iced tea is actually my favorite drink. I should probably say it's water to set some kind of example but if I'm being totally honest I'll guzzle down unsweetened iced tea at twice the rate I drink water. It's one...
I love the bounty of summer veggies my garden produces. We are so lucky to be able to have a small area to plant on where we grow a couple of our favorite vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and...
The days are really heating up around here. It’s supposed to be in the 90’s the next two weeks and we decided not to put the pool up this summer. The good news is that the lake is only...
The fourth is just a few days away and if you’re looking for some fun, festive 4th of July drinks you’re going to want to add this one to your list. This simple mocktail is perfect for summertime and...
Can you believe the 4th of July is almost here? June was seriously a blur and yet here we are, about midway through summer and ready to celebrate the 4th.  exciting The Fourth of July has always been one of...
Nothing says springtime like strawberries and nothing screams springtime and summer dessert more than strawberry shortcake. Strawberry shortcake has been a classic favorite for generations and I think it’s because there is something a bit old fashioned and nostalgic about...
On the way home from our most recent road trip, we stopped at a Panera for dinner. I generally drink iced tea when we are out anywhere but this time, after 12 hours in the car, something about the...
Last summer, my husband and I went on a date to a local Italian restaurant that we visit about twice a year. It’s a cute, small place along the river and at the corner of a quaint downtown area....
.It seems I’ve been on an Asian food kick lately. I have to admit, the flavors used in Asian cooking really just make my pallet happy. I honestly could eat Korean food, Thai or some of the other Asian cuisines...
When I create a recipe or a dish, I like to create something that appeals to a wide audience. Sometimes though, people get stuck in one box with food. They fall back on old favorites because it’s easier than...
I Sometimes people will ask me, “What’s your favorite food?” That is a pretty challenging question for me. I love so many different kinds of food from different cultures all over the world. I love that a lot of times...
As a kid, I always thought my grandmother made such weird food. She combined things that “shouldn’t” be combined, fed me things from other cultures and was always trying to introduce me to new things. Inspired tastes I was lucky to...

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