Have you ever wanted to make sun-dried tomatoes but you didn’t want to deal with insects, furry critters or any other outdoor elements? Maybe you’re like me and you’re afraid that your kitty will run off with all of your gorgeous garden tomatoes. This is a simple solution – oven-dry your tomatoes instead. Your precious [...]
I recently ordered a fresh pack of canning jars and I could not wait to break into them! I squealed like a little girl when Mister brought them into the apartment. I was finally going to pickle something! Now, I’m not anti-pickling or anything. I understand that pickling is fairly simple (vinegar, sugar and various [...]
Today, Marvin Lee Aday is 65 years old. To celebrate this paradise, dashboard-loving artist, I thought it appropriate to post a meatloaf recipe *smiles* Oh the cleverness of me. Meatloaf is one of those dishes that people either love or hate. If your mom made you dry meatloaf as a kid, you probably never wanted to look [...]
What can I say about mashed potatoes? Besides that they are buttery, delicious, soul-warming, a holiday favorite and really pick me up when I’m having “one of those days.” Other than that, there really isn’t much to say about mashed potatoes. My mashed potato recipe is based on many tips from many different potato experts. [...]
I have many moments throughout my day where I find myself bouncing around on some of my favorite food blogs and I always manage to end up on Skinny Taste. I was looking for something to do with the chicken drumsticks that had been thawing in my fridge for two days and came across this finger-licking [...]
I have a confession to make. I, Miss McBooty, am addicted to the Food Network. Yes I know, you’re asking yourself how am I any different than any other female blogger? Well I’ve noticed lately that every time I turn on my TV, the Food Network is on. And even though I’ve seen about 99% [...]
Hello friends! Although all of us enjoy indulging in comfort food dishes from time to time, there are those moments when we feel completely guilty for consuming 1,000 calories in one sitting. If you’re anything like me, that feeling passes relatively quickly but the thought DOES cross my mind. Cooking at home gives me the [...]
I often order edamame at sushi bars. A bowl of edamame is an invitation to play with your food. Pick it up with your fingers, suck out the delicious seeds that live inside of that tough, outer-shell, and lick your fingers clean. The only thing that can make edamame better is a delicious sauce that [...]
This is one of my favorite snacks/light breakfasts. The ricotta is very light and fluffy but leaves the canvas open for your own interpretation. When I put this together, I crave fresh strawberries and a bit of agave nectar for added sweetness. It’s a play on healthier strawberry cream cheese. The idea originally spawned from an article I [...]
If you’ve never had Chinese sausage, you are in for a special treat today. Chinese sausages are dried and are made with sweetened pork and various spices. They have a very high fat content, which becomes ideal when they steam with your rice and flavor the entire pot. I usually have my friends pick up [...]
Pandowdies, cobblers, slumps, and grunts are all variations on biscuit dough cooked with fruit. These down-home desserts from early New England are enjoying a welcome revival. I picked up these apples at the Longmont Farmer’s Market (10 for $1!) and promised the farmer that I would give them a good home. I remembered seeing a recipe for [...]
I know it’s a little early in the year to think about stuffing and the holidays, but with the apple harvest I was craving those warm apple and sage flavors. I couldn’t help myself, I was giddy with apple-stars in my eyes! Growing up in Wisconsin, the apple harvest was one of my favorite times [...]
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