Cooking Guru: S2E6 Hummus & Goat Cheese Wrap

Hummus & Goat Cheese Wrap (Lunch Episode)(single serving)...more

My First Day Blogging

Heavens to Betsy, I have finally started a blog.  Keep in mind this is a learning process for me and my brain already feels a bit overloaded but I will learn. ...more
Welcome to the blogosphere! Mmmm, biscuits.more

How Cooking With My Boyfriend Showed Me Our Relationship Was Toxic

Recently, I’ve come to realize that kitchen activities might be even more telling than I thought. I’ve let cooking become a benchmark against which I test the health of my relationships....more
My first husband would do that -- let me cook for him when he visited, and inhale the dinner I ...more

4 Cooking Oils You Always Need On Hand

When I started cooking, I used olive oil for everything. I was familiar with it. I knew my mom used it. It was an easy choice to make. As I learned more about cooking and how to make food taste its best, it became apparent that there is not one all-purpose oil out there....more

I've Decided To Challenge Myself

I finally got accepted in the BlogHer Community as an Influencer!  Yay!!!Oh, so now what? ...more

Advice from an Almost-Failed Cook

It's taken two years, but I no longer feel like a failure as a cook. Don't let that fool you—I am by no means a pro, and I'm definitely not qualified to give cooking advice. Yet, that's exactly what I'm going to do. Hear me out. Image: Still life with thyme, Shutterstock ...more
It is like that with a lot of house chores, in the past the mothers passed on how to cook, knit, ...more

Marinated Sirloin Steak

Very easy steak marinade that tastes great on the grill.4 servings1 cup lemon-lime soda3/4 cup vegetable juice3/4 cup soy sauce1/4 cup lemon juice1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon horseradish1 boneless beef sirloin steak (1 to 2 pounds)Directions:1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients.2. Cut steak into strips and place submerged in the bowl. 3. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.4. Drain and discard marinade....more

What's your stress hour look like?

Most nights, when I get home from work, I immediately start cooking dinner. The first hour after I get home is a bit of a blur: There is food to prepare, people to greet and those morning chores to complete (if I didn't finish them earlier). If I can get dinner on the table by 6:45, then it is a really good day....more

Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza

I love this pizza, the flavors are great together and it is a unique take on the normal pizza recipe. It may seem a little weird to add pine nuts, but they really do add to the overall flavor. I have been making it for years and have tweaked the original recipe a few times. My kids, ages 8 and 5 even enjoy it. Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza6-8 servingsIngredients:4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves1 1/2 teaspoons prepared garlic...more