Recipes Category

Recipe Tip: Easy Pumpkin Puree

There is something special about making recipes from scratch.  I feel a sense of victory, somewhat similar to how Tom Hanks felt in Cast Away* when he made

Comfort Food | Simple Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Raining, windy days are a simple cry for comfort food.   It made me think of my mother and her Simple Homemade Macaroni & Cheese.  

Recipe: Wild Rice Chicken Salad

My favorite kinds of recipes to bring to potlucks are the ones that leave an empty dish to take home.  That means people liked it. I

Johnsonville is at it again!

Visit Johnsonville on Facebook!  They have cooked up a fun new contest and a way to get GREAT COUPONS!  Here is what you need to do:

Brer Rabbit and Grandma’s Molasses Printable Coupons and a recipe!

$.75 off 1 Grandma’s Molasses $.75 off 1 Brer Rabbit Product – Pretty funny they misspelled “Brer” on their own ad huh?  You can use molasses in

Recipe | Cranberry-Nut Muffins

As you may have read on facebook, we are out of cereal.   My children think this is one of the biggest sins known to man, but

Recipe: Paleo Fish & Chips

The other night I made some pretty amazing gluten and dairy free fish and chips. I have used this “breading” for my Almond Crusted Orange Chicken and it

How to Make Vanilla Extract, Part 2

For those of you who missed it, I did a post earlier this year on how to make your own Vanilla Extract. We purchased our beans and

Recipe | Make Ahead Whole Wheat Pancakes

In preparation for my kids first day back to school I made some yummy Whole Wheat Pancakes. I know when that alarm clock rings at 6am life will

Recipe: Blackberry Cobbler with Rolled Oats Topping

Summer.Summer.Summer Time! I really can’t get enough of the sun and these yummy FREE Northwest Blackberries.  Tonight we had some special guest, so I decided to

From Berries to Bliss – Canning Jam with Mavis!

For the last two weeks I have been herding my children to go blackberry picking.  So far we have filled five 1-gallon bags and the season

Recipe: Dehydrated Kiwi

This summer while my family was up in Blaine Washington for the 4th of July my friend had picked up a huge bag of he Costco

Recipe | Sweet Potato Fries – with Chipotle Ketchup Dipping Sauce!

I originally posted this recipe a few months ago, but I made these homemade sweet potato fries again the other night and man were they good!

Guest Recipe: Stuffed Green Peppers

It’s that time of the year for fresh produce and gardens flowing over with juicy green peppers. If you are looking for a great way to

Connect in the Kitchen | How to Freeze Rice

Every Tuesday at my house we host our Community Group night – we are purposeful with our time and get to enjoy a meal together.  

Recipe: Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs With Bacon and Caramelized Onions

In need of a little inspiration for dinner? Here is a quick and easy dinner idea that includes bacon and onions AND my whole family loved!

How to Make Vanilla Extract, Part 1

As I promised a couple of weeks ago, here’s the first of a 2 part series on how to make Vanilla Extract! I’m going to start

Recipe: Filipino Chicken Adobo

Made another fantastic dinner tonight!  I received my new issue of Cook’s Illustrated and was super excited that I didn’t really need to change any of

Recipe: Sweet Potato Skillet Hash with Spinach

Have I mentioned that I like to cook?  I subscribe to a ton of food and fitness magazines and probably 80% of them contain meals that

Recipe: Chili Lime Roasted Almonds

  When I went to Albertsons to scout out some of the deals. I was really hoping for a great deal on Blue Diamond Chili Lime Almonds.  

Recipe | How to make Sweet Potato Fries – with Chipotle Ketchup Dipping Sauce!

  I have really come to love sweet potatoes, and even more surprisingly, so do my kids.  I make homemade Sweet Potato Fries at least once