Food & Culture

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Now that you are all rested and full from Thanksgiving, what are you  going to do with all those leftovers? Here are some ideas . . .  

What are you Thankful for?

What are you Thankful for?

This time of year it can seem almost cheesy to express gratitude, however there is a good reason this holiday is all about giving thanks. Happiness cannot be achieved through the acquisition of temporal desires and “keeping up with the Jones’.” True happiness comes only […]

Brownie Cake

Brownie Cake

The season for delicious goodness has finally arrived, and I am sure we are all anxious to indulge.  I’m still on a family history kick, so I couldn’t help but post a family recipe from my dear great aunt who is fighting a brain tumor […]

Pinterest Win: Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Pinterest Win: Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

This is a recipe I’ve seen pinned fairly often, and to be honest, the main reason I want to share it with you is because it is DELICIOUS. It’s perfect for fall (and pretty much any other time) and the ingredients aren’t too crazy. The […]

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

The cold season is finally deciding to settle in, and that means it’s time to break out the cider, hot cocoa, and . . . pumpkin cookies! Normally I make my pumpkin cookies with a box of spice cake, but I decided to venture out […]

Pinterest Win! One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

Pinterest Win! One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

If you’re like me, which is to say, addicted to Pinterest, then I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of the same recipes floating around. Certain recipes get pinned hundreds of thousands of times. But I want to know, do they actually work? Or is it […]

Pumpkin Patch Oreo Pudding Cups

Pumpkin Patch Oreo Pudding Cups

Ingredients: 8 Chocolate pudding cups 1 package of Oreos 1 package of mini pumpkin candies Directions: First split 8 Oreos into halves, leaving one side with all the cream filling. Set the cream filling ones aside. Take the remaining sides of the Oreos and crush […]

No Fail Pie Crust! (no foolin’)

No Fail Pie Crust! (no foolin’)

Ingredients: 2 ½ C. flour 1 C. shortening ¼ tsp. salt 1 beaten egg ¼ C. warm water 1 Tbsp. vinegar Instructions: Crumble together flour, shortening, and salt (preferably with a pastry cutter). Add egg, water, and vinegar and combine. DO NOT OVER HANDLE. Combine […]

Easy and Delicious: Homemade Gnocchi

Easy and Delicious: Homemade Gnocchi

Ingredients: 1 c Instant potato flakes or pellets* 1 c boiling water 1 beaten egg 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1 c flour (give or take) Instructions: Mix water and instant potatoes. The potatoes will be drier than if you were making mashed potatoes […]

Poppy Seed Dressing

Poppy Seed Dressing

by Cody Phillips Whether it’s beginning to look a lot like springtime where you live or you’re still stuck in a polar vortex, a fresh spinach salad sprinkled with homemade poppy seed dressing will always brighten your day.