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!

Making the Basics: Cooking with Dried Beans
Making the Basics: Cooking with Dried Beans

Cooking with dried beans may be a no-brainer for some, but I only recently made the transition from canned for reasons outlined below.  A few readers have asked about how … Read More

French Onion Grilled Cheese Cooking View
French Onion Grilled Cheese
Annie's Original

French onion soup is one of my all-time favorite flavors, and that’s saying something coming from a soup lover such as myself.  Once spring weather starts to appear though, I’m … Read More

Tunnel of Fudge Cake Cooking View
Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Does that not sound amazing?  The moment I first laid eyes on this recipe, I knew we would be fast friends.  I made it.  We ate it.  And oh, did we … Read More

Lasagna Bolognese Cooking View
Lasagna Bolognese

Things have been rather frenzied for me lately.  There has been a lot going on, at work, with family, life in general.  A week or two ago I finally had … Read More

Breakfast Panini with Herb Butter Cooking View
Breakfast Panini with Herb Butter
Annie's Original

As a pretty decent home cook, there aren’t tons of restaurant foods that I can’t make at home.  Typically if I’m unable to recreate a dish at home, it’s more … Read More

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