Desserts | Recipes

Amazing Rosemary Lemon Shortbread

As much as I love complex flavors and dishes, there is something about the simpler foods that just feeds my soul. I fell in love with shortbread the first time I tasted Walker’s Pure Butter Shortbread decades ago. Since then, I have tasted a lot of different kinds of shortbread but for some reason, only […]

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Downsizing: Kitchen Edition

When Big Country and I decided that it was time to downsize to a townhome and sell our 3,000 sq. ft. 2-story with its large eat-in kitchen, I accepted the notion that I would have to scale down my kitchen. However, when the townhome we were planning to buy fell through in the same week […]

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My Review of Imperfect Foods

Back Story So this ad for Imperfect Foods kept showing up on my Facebook Feed. Maybe you may have seen it as well. Since I like the idea of having groceries delivered (and stores don’t deliver in my city, which is ridiculous) and I don’t mind the idea of helping offload food surplus, I decided […]

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healthy | Recipes

Respect Your Elderberries

Elderberries have been used for centuries to treat everything from the common cold to flu to rheumatism to constipation. Did you know that elderberry juice was successfully used (and documented) to treat a flu epidemic in Panama in 1995 and also, Germany’s version of our FDA has approved elderberry for treatment of coughs, bronchitis, fevers, […]

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Dinner Kit Reviews | Vegan

My Review of Purple Carrot

Full Disclosure: I am not vegan but I play around with plant-based recipes a lot because they are just so chockful of nutrition. Plus my friend Ang is a serious vegan and an amazing cook. And I like to eat. So you can see where this is going. All of this to say that when […]

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Desserts | Recipes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

My family will tell you that I’m not very traditional and there is some truth in that. I will find a new recipe and use it for a couple of years and then move on to something new and shiny. That said, for the past 4-5 years, I have been making these delicious cake-like cookies […]

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Recipes | Soups

Tomato Basil Soup

I came across this amazing recipe for dairy-free tomato basil soup (link below) at the end of our tomato growing season when I was desperately searching for a way to use up our rapidly decaying tomatoes without pulling out the canning equipment. I wish I loved canning more but I just don’t. I much prefer […]

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