Instant Pot Egg Bites

Instant Pot Egg Bites

Get that Instant Pot ready (or some mini-muffin pans) to make these nutritious and convenient egg bites. Get the recipe here and put your family’s favorite spin on each batch.

Ultimate Gravy Transformation

Ultimate Gravy Transformation

Need a gravy shortcut? Give store-bought gravy the flavor, color and thickness boost it needs to be worthy of those creamy mashed potatoes with just a few simple tips and tricks.

Squash Soup – What? No Marshmallows?

Squash Soup – What? No Marshmallows?

Until a few years ago, if you asked me, “do you like squash?” I would have told you that I did and in my mind I would see Acorn squash. Not Butternut. Not Spaghetti. Certainly not Delicata or Patty Pan. Just Acorn. If you asked 

Mexican Green Goddess Dressing

Mexican Green Goddess Dressing

This simple, greek yogurt based recipe is a Mexican version of the traditional “green goddess dressing”. Avocado is still front and center but cilantro and lime replace the traditional basil/tarragon profile and a small amount of jalapeño adds a little heat. Serve as a dressing on salads, a dip for vegetables/chips, and/or a condiment for tacos!

Please Pass the Sofrito

Please Pass the Sofrito

The what? A year or two ago this would have been my answer if someone asked me to “please pass the Sofrito”. Then I ordered a Mediterranean Egg Sandwich at our local Panera Bread restaurant. I had no idea what a “Tomato Sofrito” was but 

Baked Potato Skin Crisps

Baked Potato Skin Crisps

Last week, while working on some soup recipes and brainstorming “Waste Not, Want Not” topics, I was peeling potatoes. As I saw the peelings hit the sink, destined for the garbage disposal, I felt guilty. Isn’t it true that there are a lot of vitamins 

Stick-A-Rounds

Stick-A-Rounds

As I write this, we are a few days into December and Christmas preparations are … well, a little less than organized. The lights have been hung on the outside of the house and are working (the solar sensor isn’t but at least they turn 

Cranberry-Mustard Sauce

Cranberry-Mustard Sauce

This sauce is the perfect match for turkey, pork, chicken, meatloaf, and even roasted vegetables (like Brussels sprouts or carrots). It was created to compliment the sage and turkey in my Thanksgiving Meatballs.

Pickled Carrots?

Pickled Carrots?

Oh how I love to find new foods! By that, of course, I’m not claiming to discover new foods for the culinary industry or the world. I’m just happy when I try something for the first time and realize that my world has just expanded. 

Peaches and Cream Cups

Peaches and Cream Cups

You’re a peach! I’m not sure if this is a common phrase outside the United States, or even outside the Midwest. If it isn’t, it should be. The phrase simply means that someone is sweet or thoughtful and often is in response to a meaningful