Czech Beehive Cookies

Beautiful beehive shaped cookies made from Vanilla cookie crumbs and filled with a hazelnut butter rum.  To Purchase the Mold Click On The Image Below: You will want to have this cookie mold on hand, because you will get asked to make this recipe again and again!

Cooking With Cast Iron

Cast iron is a material used for cooking, ages before the dawn of Teflon, ceramic or aluminum pans. Traditionally cast iron cauldrons were used over a fire to cook meals. As the use of a stove became more popular, skillets formed with a flat bottom were made to be used atop a stove. When used,…

Stove Buying Guide: What To Look For

Time for a new Oven?  Let me make your search a little easier, by sharing what I learned in the process.  The intent is to save you some time, money, and stress, so you can feel confident in your final decision.  Ultimately my husband and I decided on a 48 inch dual fuel oven/range with…

Pork Schnitzel

Tender and juicy pork loin coated in a crispy breading.  Pairs perfectly with mash potatoes, pork gravy and a sweet yet tangy purple sauerkraut. This is a fan favorite meal at my house.  Pork top loin steaks are on sale this week at my local safeway, so naturally we made 14 schnitzels for the freezer. …

Garganelli with Eggplant Bolognese

Tubular pasta tossed in a slowly stewed meat sauce. The tomatoes tenderize the ground pork while the onions, carrots and eggplant create balance to neutralize their acidity, creating a craveable cozy meal.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Tangy lemon pie lined with a flaky crust and topped with a generous helping of sweet meringue

Mixed Berry Cobbler

Slightly sugar-sweetened mixed berries sprinkled with lemon zest, topped with buttermilk biscuits and baked to form an irresistibly sweet and crunchy crust. Best served warm a la mode with fresh mint.


Fermented cabbage, salty, slightly sour and crunchy. The perfect addition to a grilled sausage or a crunchy additive to soups, with all the wonderful health benefits of fermented foods. Sauerkraut is easy to make and inexpensive. It is important to use the right amount and type of salt when making sauerkraut. Sea salt and canning…

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

The perfect combo of sweet and savory. Sweet potatoes baked until soft, the potato removed from the skin and mixed with butter sour cream and cheese before returned to the skin and topped with spicy chorizo sausage.

Salmon Cakes

  Baked salmon combined with fresh chopped parsley, onion, and sweet red peppers. Seasoned with sea salt, garlic, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and pressed into a patty before they're pan fried. Top with sweet chili sauce and homemade tarter sauce.

Refried Beans

Cranberry beans creamy rich flavor make for the perfect refried beans, giving a boost to any Mexican dish. Add it to your tacos, as a base for your breakfast tostada, or as a side to accompany Spanish rice. Making refried beans from dried beans is far easier than you would think! Soaked in water for…

Coriander Carrot Salad

Sweet and tangy carrot salad. A mixture of spiralized or grated carrots, sweet red bell peppers, red onions, and fresh chopped cilantro, tossed with ground coriander, and brown sugar, before being flash seared to infuse the flavors, slightly caramelize the vegetables and slightly soften the carrots. finished off with a touch of vinegar and chilled…

Benefits Of Vacuum Sealers

With the recent Covid-19 pandemic we are seeing an increase in panic buying, and stores are selling out of canned food, dry-goods, and pre-made meals. However fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats are in abundant supply at the moment. Items that have a short shelf-life if not preserved. Vacuum sealers offer a solution to preserve quick-to-spoil…

Potato Chip Cookies

A sweet and savory food lover’s dream. Salty & crunchy potato chips, blended with sweet butterscotch chips, are a match made in heaven. The recipe makes 5 dozen cookies, so you’ll want to freeze the remainder after you bake them. You can also freeze the cookie dough to cook later.

Pinto Chili Con Carne

Dried Pinto beans slow cooked until soft in a mixture of sautéed ground beef, anaheim peppers, onions tomatoes and garlic, then seasoned with fresh cilantro, cumin, chili powder,cayenne pepper, salt and brown sugar. A touch of sweetness to complement the spice. Top with fresh cilantro, cheese and sour cream.  


Beet soup with a beef base. Sauteed onions, grated carrots, chunks of cabbage and potato make this soup a healthy, hardy meal. Add a dollop of sour cream, and garnish with fresh dill. This Recipe is adapted and formulated from the flavor profile of a variety of personal samplings. Created to highlight the flavors I…

Beet Pickled Eggs

Beautifully Vibrant Pink Boiled eggs, Pickled with Beets to give them their color and amazing flavor. The beets are boiled, then pickled in a vinegar solution with fresh dill, garlic and a little bit of sugar to cut the acidic flavor of the vinegar. Pickling Eggs before making deviled eggs is a great way to…