Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

I adapted this recipe from the April 2017 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. This dish works for brunch or for a side with dinner. I think it would also be nice if you added some cooked, quartered potatoes to it. That would make a full meal for brunch. It’s easy to put together and … Read more

Don’t Make This for Dinner

I gave into my baser instincts. I saw the video on this page (use Google and let it translate the page for you) and I had to make it. Had to. I know, it’s over the top. It’s outrageous. But it is made with my two favorite things in the whole world – potatoes and … Read more

Recipe Organizing

I’ve always kept my recipes in binders. I have different binders for different categories (entrees, breads, cakes and pies, cookies and other desserts, and then other). Each binder is divided into subcategories (for example, the other binder has apps, soups, veggies, potato, pasta, condiments, beverages and more). Once I started my blog, many of the … Read more

Scratch Mississippi Roast in a Dutch Oven

Mississippi Roast is the latest internet sensation recipe making the rounds.  The recipe cooks a chuck roast in a slow cooker with a packet of ranch dressing mix, a packet of gravy mix, butter and pepperoncinis. It’s touted as being easy and fabulous. I was dying to try it but I don’t have a slow … Read more

Rice Pudding Bar

Looking for a fun new dessert option for your next party? Try a rice pudding bar. This is more interesting than a make your own sundae bar, but requires very little extra work. For the rice pudding (serves 8): 7 cups whole milk 1 cup arborio rice 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/3 cup sugar Add … Read more

Lemon Matcha Chicken with Yogurt Cilantro Sauce

Matcha (a green tea powder) and lemon olive oil gives the chicken a very laid back vibe in this dish. Cooling yogurt sauce and rice pair perfectly with it. If you don’t have lemon olive oil, use regular olive oil with a teaspoon of lemon juice for each tablespoon of oil.   5.0 from 1 … Read more

Cheater Clam Chowder

I spent summers in Maine as a child where clam chowder was a staple of our lives. I still love to make it, but it’s a tough one because it does not freeze well, so I have to make the right amount so that there won’t be more leftovers than we can eat. I recently … Read more

The Original Muffin Tin Cookbook

I’m excited to announce the release of my new ebook, The Original Muffin Tin Cookbook!  Several years ago, I wrote The Muffin Tin Cookbook for a large publisher. That edition is now out of print. Lots of people have emailed me asking how to buy it. Due to popular demand, it’s now back as an … Read more

Book Review: Gluten Free Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

I was so excited that the authors created a gluten free book for this series (there are several books in this 5 minutes a day series). Good quality gluten free dinner bread is really hard to come by. Store bought bread is fine for sandwiches, but sometimes I really miss French bread, challah, and Italian … Read more

A Reason to Celebrate

Once the holiday decorations are put away, things settle down, and the reality of winter sinks in, things can start to feel a bit glum. I combat this in two ways. Decorate for Small Holidays I decorate for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter. Valentine’s Day decorations go up right after the Christmas decorations … Read more