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The Perfect Chili

The Perfect Chili

Once cold weather strikes, a common recipe request I receive is “chili”. Surprisingly, I have never taken the time to write out a chili recipe – rather, I have just dumped, stirred and tasted until it hits all the notes I love. But recently, I […]

I’m back!

I’m back!

Whew – the holidays hit and life has been a blur ever since! I’ve gotten so far behind that I am tempted to got sit in a dark corner and stare at a wall until spring. But that’s not an option so I’ll just tell […]

Homemade Chicken & Veggie Soup

Homemade Chicken & Veggie Soup

Time for a simple fall dinnertime solution! This homemade chicken soup is sure to hit the spot after a long day – a short prep and a long stay in the oven is all that’s between you a some yummy homemade chicken soup.

Hearty Herbed Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

Hearty Herbed Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

This Hearty Herbed Chicken & Sweet Potato soup is so easy to make and…it is good for you too! But easy and healthy won’t be the first thing that comes to your mind when you take your first bite of this hearty, flavor-packed soup. Trust […]

White Chicken Chili Gumbo

White Chicken Chili Gumbo

This White Chicken Chili Gumbo is the perfect meal for a rainy, gray fall day (like today)! It’s a little spicy, hearty and full of flavor. Tied with the comforting, hearty flavor of this chili gumbo is just how amazingly easy this meal is to […]

Oven Roasted Okra

Oven Roasted Okra

Today I am sharing a quick and simple twist on traditional fried okra. My mom’s fried okra happens to be one of my most favorite things to eat in the entire world. Salty, crunchy and fried to a crisp – coated in a light cornmeal/flour […]

Sheet Pan Norwegian Cod w/ Roasted Summer Garden Veggies

Sheet Pan Norwegian Cod w/ Roasted Summer Garden Veggies

Time for a simple & speedy meal that’s packed with garden-fresh flavors! This Sheet Pan Norwegian Cod is ready in under 25 minutes, perfect for a busy weeknight meal. And for me, as a little bonus, all of these veggies & herbs came straight out […]

Washington Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Washington Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Oh my. Cherry Upside-Down Cake. You really must taste it. People often ask me – “why ‘Food for a Year’? Do you make meal plans? Do you show people how to store up enough food for a year?”….  I think this recipe a good way […]

Sweet Basil & Thyme Blossom Pesto

Sweet Basil & Thyme Blossom Pesto

Summer is in full swing, and for me that means I’m elbow deep in the garden. I am in the middle of year no. 4 for working my very own veggie garden and this year is (by far) the best year yet!

The BEST Smoked Pork Butt {{thanks to one simple secret step}}

The BEST Smoked Pork Butt {{thanks to one simple secret step}}

Hubby & I have been making smoked Pork Butt for for years. It started off as a Christmas Eve tradition ((serving to 20 of our closest friends & family)) and then we started doing them in the summer as well. “Why pork butt?” – you […]

Brown Butter Sheet Cake

Brown Butter Sheet Cake

This recipe is a simple & yummy twist on one of my all-time favorite cake recipes :: White Texas Sheet Cake. This cake recipe has it all – it’s easy, quick and yields such a moist, flavor-packed cake. And — 

The Hot Dog Man’s Special Sauce

The Hot Dog Man’s Special Sauce

This little recipe was shared with me recently by a man who makes a living selling hot dogs. This sauce is the star of his “secret menu”, which I stumbled into finding out about as I ordered my hot dog. He asked me how I […]



 
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