Fig-glazed Bacon Sticky Knots

I love brunch. I love it for many reasons. I have time to enjoy coffee and wakeup before making it. Savory items galore, mixed in with a bit of sweet. This recipe falls on the sweeter side…but with BACON. After making this recipe you will only want bacon that has been coated and roasted in…

Thanksgiving Shopping List

Last week I went over a few different recipes for the big Thursday in November, Thanksgiving! Below is my grocery list for the following dishes, all serving about 8-10 people, and making 2 pies…because more pie is always better. Herby Thanksgiving Stuffing Soft Rolls Turkey Turkey gravy Cranberry Sauce Dark Chocolate Pie (watch for the…

Soft Rolls

In my opinion, dinner rolls are one of the most important parts of any big meal, especially Thanksgiving. My reasoning for this, is not only will they be eaten at dinner and used to sop up all the delicious gravy, cranberries, and other sauces left on the plate, but I will be making Thanksgiving leftover…

Pumpkin Chili

As promised, here is my almost famous pumkin chili recipe. Last fall one of my younger sisters asked me to make pumpkin curry, in a pumpkin. She wanted to eat it, but not to make it. She ended up having to cancel coming over to cook it with me and I decided that trying to…

Apricot BBQ Sauce on Boneless Ribs

This has been the summer of apricots. We have gotten dozens of the tart little fruit through our CSA this summer and they have been delicious in danishes, yogurt parfaits, as their own for a snack, but I wanted to do something different with them. So this past week when I remembered I had country…

Smoked Corn and Cherry Salsa

The CSA (community supported agriculture) box I’ve been getting this summer has been great for many reasons. Not only is all my produce ridiculously fresh and from the source, but the different produce each week has inspired me to create and try so many new recipes and flavors. We just got week 4 of our…

Asian Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

I believe that a good salad is an important addition to most dinners. Unfortunately it’s so easy to make a bad or boring salad that doesn’t bring much to the table besides undressed greens.  Fortunately it’s just as easy to bring a bright colorful salad that can be a focal point of your meal rather…

Falafel Sandwich

Throughout the week I like to keep some vegetarian and vegan meals on the menu. My family has a history of high cholesterol and it never hurts to have more vegetables. Falafel has been one of our favorite go to vegetarian recipes, and this time I decided to go fully vegan with the meal, and…

Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is a standard American comfort food, add a little soup on the side and you have the perfect rainy day meal. Through the years I have started to spice up our grilled cheese sandwiches. Tomato orzo soup is still our go to soup to pair with a toasty sandwich, but the sandwich contents…

Taco Salad

Taco salad is one of our favorite easy meals. I love to pack it up into individual containers and have a healthy and quick lunch throughout the week. I keep the dressing in a separate squeeze bottle so everything stays crunchy and fresh. The toppings vary based on what I’m in the mood for that…