My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Sweet Cherry Jam {and National Can-it-Forward Day!} Cooking View
Sweet Cherry Jam {and National Can-it-Forward Day!}

Raise your hand if you have never tried canning before.  It’s okay.  Just a couple of years ago, I was right there with you.  I always imagined it to be … Read More

Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes Cooking View
Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

For the first time in years, it is nearly mid-August and instead of yearning for fall, I am absolutely loving and hanging onto summer.  I don’t know if it’s because … Read More

july {in an instagram}
july {in an instagram}

1. Caroline wants me to put her to bed every single night and I must admit, it’s pretty much the best part of my day.  She’s cute as can be … Read More

Barbecued Chicken Cooking View
Barbecued Chicken

Anyone who knew my dad well knew one of his happiest places in the world was in our backyard manning the grill.  Usually he made steaks, ribs (his specialty), or … Read More

Refrigerator Dill Pickles Cooking View
Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Can we talk for a moment about the greatness of pickles?  Specifically dill pickles.  I know there are people who love almost anything pickled but for me, only dill pickles … Read More

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