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Recipes

Pressure Cooker Roasted Chicken

Pressure Cooker Roasted Chicken

Pressure cookers have changed many lives.  Mine included.  I am constantly looking for new things to do in mine.  From eggs to potatoes and every meat there is,  I always have a great time cooking with my pressure cooker.  They are not only faster, but […]

Roasted Garlic Flat Bread

Roasted Garlic Flat Bread

Nothing makes a meal like bread.  I love breads that can be done quickly and yet totally rock the taste buds and make the entire meal an experience.  Fresh baked bread makes any meal a gourmet experience.  Even a simple soup meal can become an […]

Basic Whole Wheat Bread

Basic Whole Wheat Bread

I have for as long as I can remember loved fresh baked bread.  Bread baking honestly is easy and fun.  Especially when you have the right ingredients and the proper equipment.   Nothing compared to fresh baked bread.  It smells like home and love combined.  […]

Pressure Cooker Potato Soup

Pressure Cooker Potato Soup

Potato Soup is really one of my favorite comfort foods.  It brings back memories of childhood.  We were poor and ate a lot of potatoes. A lot of them. And I still love them.  Potatoes are a comfort food for me.  Another thing we alway had in […]

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

The holiday season is all about food.  Well, really there is a lot more to it, but food is an important part of the season.  It’s a wonderful time of the year.  For me food brings a thousand memories.  Just the smell or taste or […]

The Perfect Tri Tip

The Perfect Tri Tip

I have to say I am a meat lover.  I love my grains, but I do also love meat.  And like all foods it needs to be an experience.  By that I mean, so often we just eat to eat without the enjoyment of what we are […]

Vanilla Orange Cranberry Sauce

Vanilla Orange Cranberry Sauce

I enjoy turkey, but I absolutely love cranberry sauce.  I cook a turkey just to have the sauce.  I eat cranberry sauce with just enough turkey to make it work.  Cranberries are wonderful.  I even loved the horrible canned stuff growing up.  Cranberries are one of my […]

Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust

My greatest memories are of pie baking.  My great grandmother was a great pie baker.  Everyday we would walk down to her house and she would make us tarts.  Pie dough topped with jam and baked to perfection.  I loved them, and today I love […]

Pumpkin Loaves

Pumpkin Loaves

Baking is a wonderful way to relax. At least it is for me. I always teach if someone is struggling while baking, and not enjoying the process they are doing something wrong. And stress often does effect the outcome. Baking should be fun and, should […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Many of you know my deep love and affection for pressure cookers. I cannot imagine life without having one. Actually without having a few. Life is just better with a good quality pressure cooker in the kitchen.  As in all things, pressure cookers are not all created equal. I […]

Stuffed Pork Loin

Stuffed Pork Loin

I love the fall and holiday season. It’s a great time to cook and keep the home smelling like a home should smell. Last Sunday I was in Utah cooking this dish for a friends family. The children walked in and commented how the house […]

Pressure Cooker Goulash

Pressure Cooker Goulash

Food is a powerful thing. It is amazing how a smell or taste can bring back a flood of memories. Good and bad memories depending on the experience with the food. I grew up in an age where most of the food was prepared from […]

Spinach Bacon Quinoa Quiche

Spinach Bacon Quinoa Quiche

I love a good quiche.  It is a comfort food to me. In the cooler months, warm just out of the oven is a real treat.  Chilled in the summer with a nice salad is also a wonderful refreshing way to enjoy quiche. Quiche really can […]

Apple Cake

Apple Cake

One of the most common myths we deal with today is that all of our baking has to have white flour. Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for some white flour in our baking. It is however small in comparison what can be […]

Gluten Free Bread

Gluten Free Bread

Gluten free is a huge thing right now. Wheat free, gluten free is the word in the culinary world. If we are not dealing with it someone, we know is and it can be really frustrating to say the least. Especially for those who are […]

Breakfast Grain Bowls

Breakfast Grain Bowls

Breakfast is such an important meal of the day.  We actually are “Breaking a Fast”meaning that we have slept for hours and our bodies even though we have been on shut down still are burning calories all night long.  We need to fuel up and […]

Heavenly Hamburgers

Heavenly Hamburgers

I am a burger snob. I hate, that is a strong word, but it fits, I hate fast food burgers. From previous blogs you know that the number one thing is the bun. I cannot enjoy a burger on a cheap chemical filled bun. I […]

Street Corn

Street Corn

I love corn and summer time is a great time for eating corn. From boiled on the beach with shell fish to steamed in the kitchen with lots of butter, salt and pepper, corn is truly American in every way. We love our corn and […]

Flaxseed Hamburger Buns

Flaxseed Hamburger Buns

I love a great hamburger, but I absolutely hate commercial burger buns. I actually cannot eat them without breaking out or having some reaction from the chemicals in the buns. Yes they are packed with chemicals. Chemicals to make them soft and last for ever […]

Creamy Pear Lemonade

Creamy Pear Lemonade

My family is a beverage family. We love drinks. Not beer or wine, and actually not a lot of soda either. Water is great, but there are times when one wants something more exciting than water. Don’t get me wrong, water is one of the […]