No Breadcrumbs in the Pantry? Your Rolling Pin to the Rescue!

Today’s lifehack is one I use all the danged time! To the video. someone get the lights! (sorry about the newby vertical filming) How stinkin’ easy is that? If you don’t keep stuffing mix in your pantry, you could also use this method with toasted bread. I love an easy and useful lifehack/kitchenhack. Have you […]

How To: Quick and Dirty Bacon-Stuffed Grilled Cheese

Some recipes are complex and require fancy-pants ingredients…others, like this quick and dirty bacon-stuffed grilled cheese, not so much. Lifehack: Click here before you begin: How To: Quick and Easy Bacon Makin’. One Saturday we were cleaning out the attic. The attic which Garry likes to tease holds Boy’s presidential library. Oh, hardy-har. It wasn’t […]

Pound Cake Cupcakes With Sweet Lemon Glaze

Have seen my Pound Cake Perfection post? These cupcakes are basically from that recipe, with an added glaze, a delicious sweet lemon glaze. Garry agreed: cupcake perfection. < Whoa. High praise. This is the original recipe for the pound cake with the lemon glaze added. You could just as easily split the cupcakes in half, […]

How To: Easy No-Spatter Bacon Makin’

This OMT how-to is the easiest you’ll ever read here, unless I tell y’all to forget about the recipe and order out. The first time I made bacon, crispy-crunchy-bacon straight from the oven, I couldn’t stop telling folks about this life-changer (kinda like the life-changing steaming hard boiled eggs post). Weirdly, I forgot to write […]

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 […]