Cake · Recipes

The Best Cakes Ever: Perfect Balance of Salty & Sweet

I know...I'm crazy....Crazy for cake! Left over cake is....a true test of my will power. Few things can derail me. The only thing that beats cake is my husband sweet talking to me (I'm afraid, that I will never get over). Cake is a close second. Coming in at a close third is bed time.… Continue reading The Best Cakes Ever: Perfect Balance of Salty & Sweet

Recipes · Side dishes

Potato Love: Simple Oven Roasted Potatoes

There is not much wild about potatoes other than I am wild for them. I Love potatoes. Reds are my favorite. They have less starch and a smooth texture. It's easy to love humble things. Especially humble people. I love the not so humble people in my life too. Some people are more like rutabagaies;… Continue reading Potato Love: Simple Oven Roasted Potatoes

Breads · Recipes

Bee Happy It’s Spring: Baking with Honey

The new Bees are in their hives. The Queens are laying and my honey supply is dwindling. So hurry up and make some honey bees! Making things with honey is very satisfying. I love knowing I'm using a wild natural sugar. This is honey oat bread! My favorite bread recipe. I love homemade bread but… Continue reading Bee Happy It’s Spring: Baking with Honey

Pizza · Recipes

Food Fight: Exercise vs. Pizza & Cake

Ever feel like you are in a constant food fight? Not a typical food fight in the high school lunch room, where kids are literally throwing food at each other, but one that is a little more subtle. More like a fight between “good” vs. “bad”. These are the real food fights we battle every… Continue reading Food Fight: Exercise vs. Pizza & Cake

Fish · Grilling · Recipes

Something is Fishy: Breakfast?

Fish For breakfast?? This is not normal for us, but I think I like it. My husband offered to cook breakfast with George. When I saw the fry pan come out, I figured we were having eggs. This will be good. Then I remembered we were out of eggs, and I heard him ask George, "Where… Continue reading Something is Fishy: Breakfast?

Pesto · Recipes

First Harvest From the Garden: Chive Pesto

I have been eagerly checking my garden for any signs of life. Last week, I was pleasantly surprised by chives that were almost 3 inches tall despite all the snow. Other things where growing too. The strawberry leaves are huge already and the rhubarb leaf buds are starting to open. There are signs of life… Continue reading First Harvest From the Garden: Chive Pesto

Recipes · Risotto

Great Healthy Side Dishes: Creamy Spring Barley Risotto

Creamy Spring Barley Risotto Goes perfectly with the light flavors of chicken, pheasant, shrimp or salmon. If your up for it, you could forage for your own asparagus.  Wild asparagus is amazing. For me that would require a snow shovel and gloves mittens and a hat.   When my kids were young they loved to go foraging.… Continue reading Great Healthy Side Dishes: Creamy Spring Barley Risotto

BBQ ribs · Recipes

Nothing Speaks of Summer More Than BBQ Ribs

Usher Winter Out with Summery BBQ Ribs  Who cares that we are expected to get another 6-10 inches tonight, April 22 The winter was unbearably long. The winter was dark. The winter…is NOT OVER! There is a twinkle in my eye despite the fact that it will not stop snowing. Instead, I see flames and smell the… Continue reading Nothing Speaks of Summer More Than BBQ Ribs