Strawberry Rhubarb Everything

Strawberry Rhubarb Everything
Right. So you know what time of year it is. And I can’t stop making things with the amazing sweet fresh strawberries and snappity tart rhubarb that are available right now. Yum. In fact, writing this might send me straight back to the kitchen. 😉 Here’s the rundown. We’ve got two recipes for when you’re ...

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos
Let me just start my saying these are in NO WAY comparable to the amazingness that is the fish taco in Baja. There is just no re-creating that magic. I swear, if I could eat one single food for the rest of my life, it would be the real deal fish tacos from any street vendor south ...

Citrusy Orange, Arugula and Beet Salad 1

Citrusy Orange, Arugula and Beet Salad
  I successfully defended my dissertation!!!! Yippiee!!!!! Which is why I pretty much fell off the face of the earth and haven’t posted anything in the last 5 months. Dissertations are hard! 🙂 Now that it is over, I’m very much looking forward to not working all the time, cooking bright yummy healthy food again, ...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (no bake)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (no bake)
I’ve always loved the combo of chocolate and peanut butter, and this recipe adds a third ingredient to the mix — graham crackers. It creates the perfect venn diagram of dessert deliciousness. Enjoy! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens ...

Apple Pie

Apple Pie
  We went apple picking last weekend and are still swimming in Cortlands. We’ve made apple butter, apple chips, apple crisp, but the apple pie — that was the stand out crowd pleaser. When I was looking for a recipe, I rummaged through a bunch of more complicated approaches online (sautéing the apples first, then letting them cool; ...

Pie Crust 1

Pie Crust
  Because everyone needs a pie crust recipe. And because I learned a new pie crust trick last week! Add booze. Apparently, replacing part of the water you’d typically use to hold the pie dough together with vodka (or gin), makes for a more tender, flakier crust. It definitely resulted in the best pie crust ...

Mom’s pumpkin bread plus a bonus recipe (with chocolate!)

Mom's pumpkin bread plus a bonus recipe (with chocolate!)
Yes, I know, it is the season of all things pumpkin and you need another pumpkin recipe like you need a hole in your head. But, let me tell you something. My mom’s pumpkin bread is soft yummy deliciousness at its best. I brought two loaves of this bread to my in-laws for the holidays ...

Not your every day banana bread

Not your every day banana bread
Consider your days of boring banana bread over! This recipe adds an incredibly yummy maple sugar glaze to the top of a not-so-ordinary loaf. Not-so-ordinary because the bread has rum in it! Yep, boozy banana bread to the rescue! Of course, it does add an extra couple steps to your basic banana bread making, but ...

Soba Noodle Salad

Soba Noodle Salad
  I recently returned from an amazing trip out west. Tom and I did a 6 day backpack around the 3 Sisters in Oregon, which was breathtakingly beautiful. We hiked through fields of purple, red, and yellow subalpine wildflowers with glaciated peaks as our constant companions. We hiked past lakes, both blue and green, raging ...

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread
I’m just going to say it… Best. Bread. Ever. Okay, so that might be stretching it a teensy bit, but it is hands down the best bread I’ve ever made. And, I’ve been making bread ever since Crazy Karl taught me how almost 20 years ago now. Since he inducted me into the wonderful world ...