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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. […]

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 you a little bit about what’s occupied my time and then I’ll start working on writing the post for a yummy chili recipe ((coming soon)). (more…)

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 make. (more…)

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 […]

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 of my garden! But whether you are using homegrown or store-bought, use your favorite veggies & herbs and this simple meal is certain to be a fast favorite. (more…)

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 […]

Fresh Blackberry Syrup and Simple French Toast

Fresh Blackberry Syrup and Simple French Toast

Blackberries are one of my favorite summer fruits and freshly picked Pacific Northwest blackberries are about the very best a that blackberry could ever hope to be. To me, a bowl of sweet blackberries with a sprinkle of sugar is about as good as it […]

Sweet & Spicy Farmer’s Market ((Sheet Pan)) Green Beans

Sweet & Spicy Farmer’s Market ((Sheet Pan)) Green Beans

Freshly picked, tender green beans are one of my favorite garden ingredients (tomatoes, squash and herbs round our my favorites list – in case you were curious). (more…)


 
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