In one of my earlier posts last month, I shared my cooking class experience at Kitchen Window. I attended the Spring Mini Pies class. For St. Patrick’s day, I transformed the Spinach and Feta Mini Pies into St. Patrick’s Day Mini Pies. By muting some of the stronger flavors and simplifying a few steps,…Read More
In this post, I share 7 ways to Preserve Your Herb Harvest.
If you’re like me, you’ve spent the summer enjoying fresh herbs from your garden. But, did you know that there are many different options for extending the usefulness of your herbs?
Today, Shannon Slatton from my local Channel 12 News, dropped by to explore just how easy it is to preserve herbs and enjoy a significant cost-savings to boot.Read More
Probably every cook has a pesto recipe. I know. But, I’ve honestly never found a pesto that I like better than the one I discovered at Chef and Instructor Jeff Sandino’s Italian Cooking Class a few years ago. I’ve taken to calling it Glory Pesto because every time I make it I want to fall…Read More
Emma and Jess had fun making a 4th of July Fruit Pizza today. The berry crops have been especially good this year. I have a friend who owns a strawberry farm and the 2013 strawberry crop is fantastic. Jess had a friend who recommended this recipe. I’ve had many fruit pizza’s, but I especially liked…Read More
I have a passion for cookbooks. I recently bought The Recipe Girl Cookbook by Lori Lange after seeing something amazing from her on Pinterest (sorry- can’t tell you what it is just yet!!). Anyway, the very first item I made from the cookbook was the Recipe Girl Butterfinger Brownies. Love! If you have a special…Read More
Oh Chicken Tetrazzini. Is there any dish my kids slurp down faster than you? Maybe Noodles Mac N Cheese. This one is an indulgence and it’s not skinnied down. Let’s dive in. I start with a bag of 2-4c. of cubed and cooked chicken (which I make ahead of time in bulk and freeze…Read More
This dessert reminds me of a recipe made by my Grandma Dekker. If I can find it, I’ll add it and maybe do a taste test with the kids. Gram’s was raspberry, this one’s cherry – as the German’s say “Machts nichts” or “Doesn’t make a hill of beans difference!” Cherry Marshmallow Dessert Mix graham…Read More
This recipe is so easy and it is one of my favorites! The boys helped me make it on their cooking night. Start with 2-4c. cooked cubed chicken. (In a previous post, I shared how I bulk process chicken.) Here’s one of my chicken bags ready to go from my freezer… Part of the…Read More
Here’s another recipe that is super fast and super easy. It’s also a hit with the kiddos. The boys made it on their cooking night. Again, I start with a bag of 2-4 c. cooked and cubed chicken. This is my go-to method for processing chicken and getting meals together quickly. Here’s my bag…Read More
This week, I set out to make an easy beef stroganoff (is there any other kind?). My friend Jen came over and we cooked up 15 batches. Nothing like cooking with a friend! This recipe is simple and a crowd pleaser. The kids gobbled it right up. Victory! Still growing…Read More
This is my favorite Chicken Salad recipe. It’s a great quick lunch for me when I’m home writing or gardening all day. It keeps great in the fridge for about a week and I love to make a few batches and freeze them for future use. Again, it’s another recipe that is easy to start…Read More
I love cooked cauliflower. My mother used to boil it and serve it with a little butter, S and P. Mashed cauliflower has become a popular alternative to mashed potatoes with the added bonus of fewer carbs and zero starch. I came up with this simple mashed cauliflower recipe for my family. I didn’t want the…Read More
Like the sun setting in the west, I can count on this recipe to consistently turn out and please company. My Mom’s Quick Caramel Frosting will be a recipe you come back to over and over again. It’s an oldie but goodie. Still growing…Read More