I'm in love with Fall harvest cooking. Being a Midwesterner for most of my life has given me the great joy of cooking with the most delicious produce harvested at the end of summer and beginning of the majestic...
Lately I've been watching a lot of travel shows that involve copious amounts of eating along the way- think anything and everything Anthony Bourdain is in only because of all the interesting places he visits--but, definitely not what he eats or...

Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

I have no idea why I've been craving yogurt sauces lately. It's not even the yogurt I've been craving, it's more so the fresh herbs I love to put in it- maybe it's a lack of Vitamin C around...

Homemade Croutons

Making croutons for things like salads or stuffing is so easy, you seriously never have to buy it in the store. Ever! All you need is a loaf of rustic bread- French or Italian are great- and an oven (even a...

Pine Nuts

Pine nuts, often referred to as pignole (Italian) in the culinary world, are a beautiful addition to so many of my favorite recipes. Pine nuts are the seed from pine cones of the pinyon tree or stone pine, which produce...
Every good bird would love to have some stuffing alongside it, right? Well, there are tons of ways to make a great stuffing so you really can choose the 'additions' to the bread portions as you see fit (mostly...
Making mayonnaise at home is SO super easy to do. The only trick is that you have to have all your ingredients ready to go and you have to be ready to work fast at the right time. Let...
While grilling season may seem like it's winding down or at a complete dead halt here in Chicago (we got a sudden cold spell), the weather usually takes a turn upwards again and we get a streak of a...
Cheese is probably my most favorite food, next to bread. I know, it's more like an ingredient but I grew up on cheese and carbs, whether it was mac 'n cheese, cheesy pasta, pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches or some...
I have the most convenient times for food cravings. Right now our kitchen is completely unusable while it's under construction. The stove is off the gas line, the sink is not even anywhere in the kitchen but resides in...

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