Artisan monkey bread

I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Artisan monkey bread??” And now you’re humming “One of These Things is Not Like the Other.”

Oh that’s just me?


I bought Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. And it’s awesome. Great concept, especially for those of us who are prone to thinking, at 5:00 [...]

Oatmeal peach muffins

I cooked down and pureed a bunch of peaches, thinking I would sneak it into yogurt for The Kiddo. Unfortunately he’s onto me and watched the yogurt preparation with an eagle eye. Plan B: something sneakier.

So I found this recipe here (there are TONS of peach recipes! Check them out!) and [...]

Cast iron: a cautionary tale

Want to know what happens if you let your cast iron sit around, unused, with a lid fused to the skillet? Allow me to show you.

Please to remember: I have a love of cast iron. A serious, deep, and abiding love. And the pretty, shiny skillets to prove it:

See how [...]

Say hello to my little friend

I’d like you to meet my BFF in the spice cabinet: Miracle Blend.

Why do they call it that? Well, because it is indeed a miracle. For reals. It is the fastest, easiest way to transform anything with a single spice (that makes it sound a little bit like Superman). I use it [...]

Pasta salad

We go through a lot of this in the summer. It’s so good, so quick, and so easy to change it up with whatever you have on hand. For this batch I used:

8 oz. uncooked pasta shells Splash of olive oil Ken’s Lite Northern Italian w/Basil & Romano dressing About 12 pepperoni [...]