How To: Make an Elegant Easter Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze

Once a year, I leave the recipe for my Easter Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze right here, so you don’t have to root around for it. Lawsy. Drooling yet? Why keep posting instead of making something different? To the list! #1) It’s a fan favorite. #2) It inspires me to buy a ham. #3) Buying […]

How To Get a Leprechaun to Love You: Irish Soda Bread

Once a year I remember how much I love Irish Soda Bread, especially slathered with homemade apple butter, then promise myself not to forget about it again until next March. I’m making that promise again this year. I LOVE YOU IRISH SODA BREAD! I PROMISE NOT TO FORGET YOU! Have you ever made Irish Soda […]

Love Cheesecake? Bake Like Grandma, But Better.

Who else bakes when the going gets tough? ~show of hands~ Oooo, that’s a lot of us. I’ve had this recipe on hand for a while, waiting for the perfect moment to make. When we had a rough week, I pulled it out, shopped for ingredients and got to baking. Your turn! Meyer Lemon Blackberry […]

Want a Simple and Delicious Meat Sauce? This!

We eat lots of homemade meat sauce in our house. I use it with pasta, quinoa or rice. It’s versatile and superior to anything in a jar. Once you learn how to make a simple and delicious meat sauce, you’ll never go back! In the winter I load the sauce with hot spices and garlic […]

Top 10 Reasons To Love Hot Chocolate

Every year, I yammer on about why you should be drinking more…MORE!…hot chocolate. Surprisingly, there are antioxidant health benefits to this chocolate-lover’s dream. Pair with a slice of Scottish Shortbread and I’ll follow you anywhere. Ten Reasons Homemade Hot Chocolate is Good For You 10: It’s got a punch of fiber. One tbsp has 1.8 […]

How To: Steam Eggs for Perfect Peeling

I have never had luck peeling fresh hard boiled eggs…until now: I swear that’s EXACTLY how they looked upon peeling! No matter what super-guaranteed Internet method I’ve tried before, I’ve ended up with eggs that look like this: Before you jump upon the word “fresh” in the opening sentence, know that I have bought fresh […]

A Bacon Meatloaf That Will Make You Love Meatloaf

Mmmmmm, bacon. Add meatloaf and I’m asking where the forks are and can I have seconds. Let me break this down for you: Prepare your recipe (or mine) for meatloaf: Wrap that bad boy in bacon: Try not to drool from the glorious bacony smell: E-A-T. ~die~ Come back to life. Eat more: OMT’s Bacon-wrapped […]

What I’ve Learned: Wild Blueberries vs Cultivated Blueberries

Did you even know there were two types of blueberries?! I’m ahem-years-old, and I had no clue until recently. NO CLUE! CLIFF’S NOTES: The smaller compact “wild” lowbush blueberries grow closer to the ground and spread by rhizomes, and the larger cultivated highbush blueberries grow on bushes. The backstory that might help explain my tardy […]

How-To: Make Your Own Electrolyte Replacement Drink

As many of you know, OMT! is a distance runner. (BRAGGER!) I started when a coach at my elementary school asked me to join the track team. Me? Track? I had never considered it before, but because my friends were doing it, I agreed. It was there, on the dusty West Texas school ground fields, […]

When You’re Hankering For Oven-Roasted BBQ Chicken

There are days I neeeeed some finger-licking, oven-roasted, BBQ chicken, even in the dead of winter. Hell, especially in the cold when I’m missing sun-kissed days and umbrelly drinks by the pool. This recipe is for those days. Oh, momma! Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken with peach sauce?! Get in mah mouth now! Click To Tweet […]