This creamy sriracha mayonnaise recipe is for those of us attracted to bold flavors with strong personalities. It’s not for timid palettes or individuals who lack the proper intestinal fortitude for spicy morning constitutionals. No matter what you drizzle it on it’s legitimately delish, but as my husband’s grandmother would say, ‘it will leave you sweatin’ […]
Teaching children how to put together a healthy and satisfying meal is just as important as any lesson they’ll learn at school. Lunch is an easy meal to start the learning process. Plus, it lightens mom’s load, and helps get everyone out the door in a timely manner.
Ahhhh, fresh berries. They’re my favorite part of summer. I love to be in the middle of a field of berries, listening to the birds chatter, popping warm luscious berries in my mouth, just letting my mind wander. It’s a sensory delight; taste, touch, smell. It’s all good (except maybe the thorns!).
I’m a BIG fan of dill pickles. I’ve tried just about every pickle recipe out there (I even have a book devoted to pickling!) along with every technique, and these crispy garlic dill pickles are a hands-down favorite in my house. If you’ve never made pickles because the task has seemed too daunting, never fear, […]
I’ve tried all of the eggy, cauliflower creations out there that claim to taste like a “real” tortilla, and I’m here to tell you, that NONE of them passed my standards when it came to creating a tortilla that tasted good, and didn’t fall apart or overshadow the other ingredients. You no longer have to compromise […]
As a cook I find that one of the best ways to learn new techniques and improve my own creations is to take classes from other “experts” in the field. Recently I took a class on BBQ Rubs, Sauces, and Marinades and learned a little bit about how to properly use a grill (both gas […]
I often have readers ask me how I save money while feeding my family a healthy, and mostly grain free diet (I’m Paleo, my daughter is gluten and dairy free, and my son and husband can eat whatever). The truth is that it’s taken me a long time to get here. I didn’t do it […]
Pie crusts can be fussy, but crisps and cobblers are so simple and delicious and are the perfect way to use up a bumper crop of any fruit or berry. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had a fabulous growing season. Everything is coming in early, and so far it’s looking like we’re going to […]
One of the best things we ever did on our property was to build a nice looking, nearly rat proof chicken coop that allows me to see the daily goings-on of my “girls” from my kitchen window. I was thinking today that I should start keeping a journal of all of my chicken stories and […]
I’ve never cared for the goopy, starchy mess they call “Potato Salad” at most deli counters. In fact I didn’t even know that I liked potato salad until my dad revived my grandmothers recipe years ago. Over time we’ve both perfected the recipe to meet our satisfaction, but it’s still my dad who had the […]
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