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The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Homemade Vanilla Extract

Pssst...can you keep a secret? I am so excited about the homemade gifts I am giving this year I just had to tell someone! And if you are still in need of a super quick gift for a teacher, neighbor, your hairdresser or for the person that invites you to the next holiday bash, then read on! I love giving homemade gifts almost as much as I love receiving them....more
Brilliant idea! I love it!more

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan, Almond and Panko Topping

I recently purchased a head of cauliflower bigger than a bowling ball. It reminded me of the pictures you see of the blue ribbon winning gigantic squash in a state fair competition.  It was an enormous beauty and I knew I had to do something special with it....more

A Creative Take on an American Classic: Turkey Burgers with Blueberries, Ginger and Lemongrass served with Blueberry Ketchup

On a recent road trip to visit a friend, my father passed Shirk’s Country Market, a unique food store located in rural central Missouri. My dad knew that I would be delighted to have a few items from this little shop....more

Roasted Apples and Celeriac with Maple-Bacon

I love trying new foods and experimenting with ingredients that are bit more unusual (case in point: tonight's meal was tagliatelle with sauted bearded tooth mushrooms in a white wine cream sauce). I realize many people are less adventurous and would probably prefer to pass on foods they have never seen before. ...more

Perfect Pairing For Your Bunch: Apple and Rosemary Pork Roulade

Recently, on a gorgeous fall day, my family and I took a trip to a local orchard to pick apples. We had so much fun taking a hayride to the back of the property, then hopping off at the destination to start scouting out the apple variety that we wanted to pick....more
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It’s About Thyme for Biscuits: Lemon and Thyme Biscuits with Warmed Honey Butter

I am in love with these biscuits! But I must admit, the relationship started out a bit unsavory. The first time making these biscuits was a disaster. Apparently the self-rising flour that I had on hand had been lurking in my pantry for an indefinite amount of time. The resulting biscuits tasted bitter and inedible, certainly grounds for leaving this recipe forever....more

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan, Almond and Panko Topping

I recently purchased a head of cauliflower bigger than a bowling ball. It reminded me of the pictures you see of the blue ribbon winning gigantic squash in a state fair competition....more

Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

It is few and far between when both of our kids have other plans, leaving my hubby and I “child-free” for the evening. This past weekend, our teen was attending his first high school dance and our tween received a last minute invitation to go bowling with a pal....more

Starting the Day off Right with Trail Mix Muffins

I have a confession to make…I don’t eat breakfast. Somewhat shocking info, given that I have touted breakfast as “the most important meal of the day” throughout my career as a registered dietitian (RD)....more

Food Day Celebration

Last night wrapped up the last presidential debate and tomorrow marks the 2nd annual Food Day.  You say you’ve never heard of Food Day? Well then, read on! Food Day is a movement that supports healthy, sustainable and affordable food for all. On October 24th, organized events will take place all over the country encouraging Americans to “Eat Real”....more