Tag: summer

Oven-Roasted Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Oven-Roasted Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

Oven-Roasted wings are easily one of the herd’s all-time favorite foods. I’ve made over a dozen different wing recipes over the years but their most requested is Honey BBQ Wings. I love making oven-roasted wings because they are so easy and even easier to clean […]

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 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…)

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 —  (more…)

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 […]

Million Dollar Mac Bake

Million Dollar Mac Bake

This little recipe needs to be tucked away for that moment dinnertime has snuck up on you. A semi-stocked pantry and fridge should have just about everything you need to get this yummy, satisfying meal on the table in under an hour — AND with […]

Creamy Loaded Taco Pasta Salad

Creamy Loaded Taco Pasta Salad

Sometimes, a yummy recipe idea flashes into my thoughts and before even tasting it, I just know — this one’s gonna be a winner. That’s what happened with this recipe – standing in the middle of aisle 4 at the grocery store. (more…)


 
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