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Mom’s Perfect Pot Roast

Mom’s Perfect Pot Roast

When I think of pot roast, I have two memories: First, as a kid, I kind of dreaded “pot roast” Sunday because sometimes (not always) the pot roast was so tough and dry. It was those tough & dry occasions that made me dislike roast […]

My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

“I’ve never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like”? Chewy, crisp, cakey, thin — doesn’t matter as long as there’s chocolate involved?! Well, I love a good chocolate chip cookie – but I prefer a great chocolate chip cookie … don’t you? My favorite […]

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

This creamed corn side dish is a recipe I keep in my back pocket, ready to use when I am short on time and need a full flavored, simple recipe that is sure to please everyone. Now, before I share this recipe – be warned. This one is certain to break any New Year’s resolutions that involve fitting into a smaller size of pants.

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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. (more…)

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 coating. I am not sure “it” can get any better – “it” may get as good, but it won’t get better! (Not sure what “it” is, but that’s okay! (more…)

Fall 2017 Cooking Class Schedule!

Fall 2017 Cooking Class Schedule!

I am excited to share my Fall cooking class schedule! I have posted several holiday themed treats that are new tom cooking class calendar, it should be quite fun!!

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 to answer that question. Our years are filled with traditions, seasons, celebrations, travel, schedules, work, monotony and once-in-a-lifetime moments. And this Cherry Upside-Down Cake blends several of these into one gorgeous, memorable dessert.

While on our recent stay in Washington State (Orcas Island to be exact), my friend, Angie, joined us for several days. It just so happened that her stay was during our shared birthday week — which can only mean one thing :: cake. (more…)


 
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