I Did It!

I love watching little DIY videos on Facebook—the 30-second-long crafts or recipes that always look amazing and that I’m certain will look anything BUT amazing when I get around to trying them. But for once, I actually did it. And it worked! 

Adventures in the Kitchen: Oatmeal-Pecan Spice Bars with Balsamic Apple Glaze…and an Improvisation

I love experimenting in the kitchen. It’s become kind of a joke that whenever we have company or if I’m asked to bring something to a gathering, I don’t usually choose the wise route and make a good stand-by recipe. I’m often inspired to try something new and test it out on friends and family. …

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South African Melktert

My husband is South African and when I married him, I married his family and his history too.  One of the things I’ve enjoyed is the different recipes I’ve gained from his mom.  I tried one of the family favorites today; Melktert, or Milk Tart, is a custard pie. Often this is made with a…

Raspberry-Blueberry Scones

This lovely recipe is one I picked up a few years ago from the Gingercreek Cooking School. I pull it out from time to time when I have guests–it’s easy and especially good when you have a spare pint of fresh-picked berries in your refrigerator!

Strawberries 101

A few weeks ago, my mom and I took the boys to a local orchard to pick strawberries. I’ve never gone strawberry-picking, so this was a new experience all around.  A tractor towing a big wagon-bed carried us out to the fields (the boys were ecstatic!).

Chicken in Creamy Red Sauce

I love good food. I love to cook. And I love healthy food that I can feel good about serving my family. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time to cook. So, finding good, quick recipes for healthy and filling meals is important to me. I recently tried this recipe out on the family…

Broccoli: “Awesome” Declares 5-yr-old

I’m a foodie. I love trying new foods from around the world and close to home. I enjoy cooking new foods, the tastes and textures, the exploratory science of it—especially if someone else will clean up the dishes afterwards. My husband, Justin, also likes trying new foods. He enjoys eating what I cook and, joy…