Egg White Muffin Cups

Are you trying to stay on track with your diet but run out of time in the mornings to cook? We share your pain. We are all about making meal planning easy and healthy. We came up with these super healthy egg white cups. They are basically just egg whites and asparagus, so they are very lean and healthy. There is a lot of controversy about eating the whole egg, so the question is…should you include the yolk? Research shows that it is important to add some egg yolk. You can add egg yolks to the mixture. If you are having 4 egg whites, maybe do three egg whites and one whole egg....more

I was in an abusive relationship, and cooking saved my life.

Sometimes I feel like I have a lived a hundred different lives and that I have found some impossibly clever way to tuck them all up inside of myself, revealing them only in the most deliberate of fashions. Like a wooden matryoshka doll stuffed full of smaller and less-full people, I sometimes seem to unfold.Which brings me to this story. This story I have been trying to write down for years now. This story that I am just now accepting as a part of my life, as something that happened in it and to me. It’s the story of how cooking saved me....more

Cook the Book: The Ancestral Table

This is the second "warm up" exercise in my Cook the Book:  The Ancestral Table adventure.  You may have read about the Domestic Man and his book The Ancestral Table and my first warm up here....more

Crosspost: Women's Receipt Books

In today's entry from The Great Plains Diaries of Harriet E. Whitcher, Hattie mentions working on her receipt-books:...more

Salmon Croquettes

This quick and easy dinner is perfect for those days when you forget to plan ahead and want a quality meal with minimal fuss.  These Salmon Croquettes taste great and are low in fat.  You can pair them with an array of sides including sweet potatoes, brown rice, baked fries, and of course steamed or fresh vegetables.Here is the simple recipe…enjoy! ...more

Tasty Tuesday: Maple Dijon Baked Chicken

Want a quick and easy chicken recipe?! Here ya go! Now I only eat chicken (no other meats or even seafood) so I'm constantly looking for chicken recipes that are different from what I normally eat. I'm sure over the course of time, you'll get tired of my chicken recipes, but until then :) One of my best friends gave me this amazing recipe...the only problem is I forgot to take a picture of it after it cooked (oops). I promise that it looked amazing (and tasted great too). To see the recipe, visit: Xo,...more

The Ultimate Lasagna

There is nothing better than comfort food. We all love comfort food, there is just something inside of us that screams for something, that makes you feel satisfied. One of my family’s favorite foods is lasagna. It is our favorite comfort food and when done right can melt anyone’s heart and make them come back for seconds and thirds....more

How to freeze your leftover tomato paste

Too many times I’ve opened a can of tomato paste for a pasta sauce or soup and after, I’m left with…an entire can of tomato paste, minus a measly teaspoon....more

Boeuf Bourguignon (In Three Easy Steps)

Cold, extra-long wintery nights are so much warmer with mouth-watering boeuf bourguignon. That’s fancy for beef burgundy thanks to an overnight marinade in a whole bottle of red wine.  Boeuf bourguignon is not a last-minute-dig-in-your-pantry dish, but it does involve minimal cooking as long as you follow these three easy steps: 1) Organize your ingredients 2) Marinate the beef overnight 3) Sear the beef, then braise it with the wine/veggie marinade. Bon appetite! ...more

Simple Meals

Are you trying to eat healthy but too busy to cook? Follow us weekly and find out great recipes that you can make ahead, that you can either pop in the oven or throw in your crockpot. Another great option is to get a friend or a couple friends and coordinate a meal exchange. Pick out two meals each and buy all of the ingredients for your two meals. Make sure to double them up if you are coordinating with a friend. Pick a day to prepare the meals and put in freezer bags with written directions on the bags. Freeze the meals and arrange a day to exchange them....more