Every year, I plant more and more squash and pumpkins. The patch started a few years ago with about 50 hills and this year I topped 80 hills. This probably seems odd to most people. I’m in my 30’s and live alone: what could I possibly do with all this harvest? It’s a fair question,
When it comes to my own kitchen, I love to experiment with food, use unique spices and “travel” the world through flavor. But when it comes to Thanksgiving, I’ve traditionally been in the “stay with what I know” crowd, recreating those staple dishes I’ve we’ve always had as a family. Sometimes that’s great but oftentimes,
Do you love caramel? I do! To me, there’s something purely magical about the process of cooking sugar. The process isn’t overly complicated; it just takes some patience. And when drizzled over a batch of these homemade caramel apples, it’s seriously so good. Plus, they’re the perfect treat to give out when trick or treaters stop
I love using seasonal flavors to reimagine some of my favorite dishes. Lasagna is one of those comfort foods that always sound good. On a cold fall day, I love coming indoors from working in the yard to something hot, bubbly and ever-so-filling baking in the oven. And this squash kale lasagna is just that:
I usually reserve caramels for Christmas time. For some reason, I’ve always used caramels as a special treat that I give – and eat! – during the holidays. Obviously I don’t only crave caramel once a year. In fact, t’s entirely the opposite. I really, really love the flavor of a homemade caramel: those sweet and
I get it. Baking from scratch may seem like a lot of work. Not only do you have to make sure you have all the ingredients, but you also need to have the time to mix it together. Oh and bake it yet to boot! Hold on, though… Before we go too far down that
Wreath making has become dated. When I was growing up, it seemed like all the rage. I can clearly remember going to wreath making classes with my mom. And if she wasn’t in the mood to create one herself, she would hunt for the perfect one at a craft fair. Do you remember those craft
I grew up on a farrow to finish farm. We birthed the pigs and raised them until they were old enough for market. This gave me a very real “Circle of Life” experience and at a young age, I always knew where babies came from. This also meant that we ate pork at many meals.