Tarted Up Spinach and Beet Greens

Not too long ago, I did a sponsored post for Cut ‘n Clean Greens, which fulfilled my obligation to them. It didn’t however, take care of the vast amount of greens they sent me. I’m beginning to turn a littleRead more…

Spicy Pork and Mac Stew – Is it chili, or is it hot dish?

My mother was the queen of transforming leftovers into something that didn’t look like leftovers. Sure, sometimes we had reheated reruns. But other times, it was alchemy. Some might say it was her depression-era need to use every scrap ofRead more…

Super-Easy Lemon Bars

A while back I reviewed Christina Tosi’s book, Milk Bar Life on my book blog. Shortly after that, I wrote about the ranch dip mix in the book. But that recipe was a Milk Bar recipe, and not really oneRead more…

Strawberry-Orange Margarita – and Sandra Lee

If there’s one thing we can all agree on about Sandra Lee, it’s that she knows her way around the cocktails. So when a mystery package containing two bottles of Sandra Lee pre-made margaritas showed up at my door, IRead more…

Rum Citrus Punch – Make some for your next picnic or barbecue!

I love tart flavors. Even as a kid, I was a fiend for pickles and vinegar & oil salad dressings, and pies filled with sour cherries. Sure, I liked sweet, too, but I was more likely to grab a dillRead more…

Gin and Dry Juniper Soda – A light and summery cocktail

I used to think that I didn’t like gin. What I eventually realised was that gin isn’t just one thing, and some gins are absolutely delicious. The funny thing about my dislike for gin for all those years is thatRead more…

Salmon Croquettes with Dill Sauce

My mom used to make salmon patties (she never called them croquettes) and they were actually a lot like these, so I was a little surprised to find them in a book called Soul Food Love. But I hadn’t madeRead more…

Half-Moon Taco Burgers

Ground meat isn’t unusual in a taco, but I decided to change things up by making half-moon shaped burgers that would fit neatly inside a tortilla. I flavored them with peppers and chili powder, melted cheese on top, and servedRead more…

Roast Pork Shoulder with Sepo Sauce

I bought a pork roast specifically so I could test a device called The Ribalizer. I’m reviewing it for my review blog, but when I’m reviewing a cooking tool, it usually means I’ve got some cooking to do. The RibalizerRead more…

Greek Salad

I don’t usually write about “healthy” cookbooks, because I’m a big fan of moderation is all things instead of eliminating or cutting back severely on specific foods or food groups. The book Eat Right for Your Sight is a “healthy”Read more…

Velvety Tomato & Rice Soup

I adore tomato soup. I don’t think I’ve ever had a tomato soup I didn’t like, and that includes the stuff in the red and white cans. But home made tomato soup is soooo much better. And it’s easy. YouRead more…

Rice Pudding in a Pressure Cooker

I’ve been loving The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book, and I wanted to give you just one more of the 500 recipes. I was torn. Which one? We really liked the chili a lot, but I was even more smittenRead more…