The Perfect Hot Cereal

The Perfect Hot Cereal

As a young boy we lived on hot cereals. Pretty much cracked wheat or germaide is unheard of in todays cold cereal kingdom, but when I was a boy cracked cereal was a staple. The funny part is that now it is easier then ever…

Pressure Cooking/Instant Pot Quick Meals Cooking Formula

Pressure Cooking/Instant Pot Quick Meals Cooking Formula

(Pasta Meals are fast and wonderful in Electric Pressure Cookers) Pressure Cooking is one of my favorite ways to cook. Today’s pressure cookers/instant pots are fast and easy, making creating wonderful meal a cinch. Foods come out tasting better then ever and with minimal results.…

Winter Souping

Winter Souping

Creamed Butternut Squash Soup Years ago when my children were younger and at home we went through some pretty rough times.   I remember feeling more depressed and discouraged about life that it was hard to even move.  One day I decided that I had…

Twice Baked Whole Grain Biscotti

Twice Baked Whole Grain Biscotti

Winter time is the perfect time for Biscotti. I love Biscotti. It is one of the best cookies ever. I have to say that nothing compares to a nice chocolate dipped Biscotti with a cup of hot chocolate or Crio Brew. Years ago in Arizona…

Gluten Free Focaccia Bread

Gluten Free Focaccia Bread

Gluten free just gets easier and easier.  For years I struggled with how hard it was to do gluten free.  It was scary and when I looked at the ingredients list on the back of packages or in recipes I was discouraged.  Some of you…

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…