One of the greatest things about being a mom is getting to cook for my daughter. She's the reason I get up in the morning, the reason I eat right, and the reason I push on to be a better me. I want the food she eats to be good for her and satisfying and … Continue reading A Reason
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These simple, crunchy, buttery pieces of bread are great with Italian food or French food or as a base for piling cheeses, meats, and dips for hors d'oeuvres. Buttery Garlic Crostini Ingredients: 1 Large Loaf of French Bread 1 Stick of Butter 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 1 Tablespoon of Parsley Flakes 1/2 Tablespoon of Garlic … Continue reading Buttery Garlic Crostini
Join the Pickle Party! Elect dill! Experts predict a Green Wave!!! Sorry. I really am a dork. I'm not much of a canner. I'm just too impatient. I like quick pickles in jars in the fridge. I pickle just about anything, but I should really share the classics. These good old fashioned dill cucumber pickles … Continue reading Garlicky Dill Pickles
I normally tell you to leave out the peppers if you don't like spicy food. This time is an exception. Put the peppers in, and take a chance on a little pain! It's so worth it! This oven roasted salsa is great on meats, veggies, corn, even for dipping bread or chips. It has a … Continue reading Hot and Spicy Oven Roasted Salsa
Apple butter holds a special place in my heart. It was my Grandma's favorite thing in the world, and I've always felt close to her when I eat this simple, silky smooth, fall treat. Apple butter doesn't have to be as hard to make as everyone says. Dump everything into your crock pot or dutch … Continue reading Amazing Old-Fashioned Apple Butter
I'm an unrepentant pickle nut. At some point in the past, one of my ancestors must have had vinegar for blood because my people will pickle anything. I thought about doing something creative and unexpected with cucumbers to start, but I've been craving these green beans for weeks, so we're just gonna dive right in! … Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Green Bean Pickles