Kristen’s Kitchen: Daddy’s Texas Chili

One of the many things that I got from my Dad is my love for cooking and good food. And chili. My God could this man make some wicked good chili. I’ve made this recipe for many different people, in many different states and for just about any occasion you can think of. It is perfect on acold night and you’ll find it simmering on my stove on many a Sunday during the fall and winter. Sometimes I add beans to it and other times I don’t. Depends on how many people are eating it  and how far I want it to go. ...more

Mom's Amazing Eggplant Parmigiana

Modern Sloppy Joes

By Meg Hodson I'm right there with ya.  You're a Mom who wants to feed her family healthy, home-cooked meals.  In our increasingly busy lives (both for ourselves and our children), it is sometimes hard to plan a meal.  Well, I am here to share one of my all-time favorite recipes to cook for my family.  It takes minimal time and prep work....more

Searching for the Holy Grail of Donuts: The Mashed Potato Donut

A few weeks ago, I received an email from my brother with a link to a website and a cryptic message "Is this what we've been searching for all these years?"  First, I thought it was one of those spam emails with messages designed to get you to click on the link and second, I couldn't recall that my brother and I were actually searching for anything....more

Recipe Monday - Christmas Cookies

For this recipe Monday, let's just recap a few cookie recipes with new pictures!First, anisette cookies. These came out better than last year's! I cooked the whole batch this year, and ended up with nine dozen cookies....more

Peppermint Puff Cookies

I share many treats and desserts on my blog, but it's the family recipes that I look forward to sharing the most. Growing up, I lived in the same town for many years as my extended family, so we all became very close. Holiday gatherings have always featured trays of desserts. As me and my siblings and cousins got older, the responsibility to bring the treats to family holidays shifted to us. Often, I bring my own creations, but occasionally I love baking a childhood recipe! ...more
I love peppermint, so these are now on my list to try. Thank you for sharing. I know how ...more

Pork Rollatine

Here's another delicious guest post from my mom!...more

The Clara Project: An exploration of vintage recipes

In late summer, on a chance visit to an antique store in Milford, Ohio, I spotted a stack of vintage recipe cards, with a tag that read, Recipe cards $3.95.How could I not? ...more
This is such a cool idea! I'm going to be subscribing to your blog just to see what you come up ...more

Teach kids to cook.

Back-to-school season isn't just a time of buying outfits and supplies; it's a time to think about shaping and growing these little people who share our lives. When you have a toddler, it's almost unfathomable that one day she'll be a grown person with a life of her own.Between now and then, she'll gain all kinds of wisdom and experience. How to engage with other people. How to think for herself. How to love and how to recover from heartbreak. How to find her own motivation for greatness....more

Family. Work, Cook, Eat, Repeat!!! My Crazy Life- I Wouldn't Change a Thing!!!!!!

Wow!  April is here and I am amazed at how time is flying by!   Really,  I am not the only one who wants to know what happened to March because I blinked and it was gone.  This unseasonably warm weather in Connecticut has stirred the gardening itch in me.  I have cleaned my flower beds and scratched the earth to reveal  new growth that is anxious to reveal itself  I also planted several herbs in pots that the gardening center expert said would be safe to plant....more