Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free!)

Nutter Butter Cookies are an iconic classic that has been around since before I was born. They were introduced to the public back in 1969 and its classic design was created by William A. Turnier, the same guy who designed Oreo cookies. Most of us in the states are well aware of what a nutter butterRead more

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

Gingerbread cupcakes with toasted marshmallow frosting are the perfect holiday treat

The holidays are fully upon us and a lot of people are either shopping or baking. I fall into the latter category, having my shopping done before the craziness of Black Friday and holiday shopping sprees descend upon the nation. Nothing screams the holidays are here louder than gingerbread. Gingerbread takes on so many different forms,Read more

Udon Bowl with Ground Pork and Bok Choy

Toothsome homemade udon noodles tossed with ground pork and baby bok choy to create a filling, spicy udon bowl you can't resist!

It’s no secret that I LOVE udon noodles. Like LOVE love them. It doesn’t matter if they are in a delicious miso broth with baby bok choy or surrounded by a creamy sauce made from spicy chorizo and coconut milk, udon is my go-to comfort food.  I’ve taken my homemade udon noodles and created another dreamRead more

Roasted Vegetable Stock

Making your own Roasted Vegetable Stock is a quick and easy way to infuse flavor into your favorite soup recipes and is completely vegan!

This roasted vegetable stock has such a depth of flavor that you will never know it was made with just vegetables. It has the dark color of a good chicken stock with a taste that lends itself to your favorite soups, stews, and hell, even gravy! Dried mushrooms, slicing the vegetables thinly and roasting themRead more

Homemade Apple Fritters

A favorite fall treat, warm apple fritters with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg can be enjoyed any time of year in the comfort of home.

I live right in the middle of apple country where cider mills abound and warm fresh apple fritters are plentiful, but only for a short time. I’ve been trying to make the perfect apple fritter for years. Most recipes use a batter that apple slices are dipped into before being fried and while technically yes,Read more

Chicken and Mushroom Pot Stickers

Freezer friendly, Chicken and Mushroom Pot Stickers are great dipped into spicy Asian Plum Sauce. They make a perfect meal, or quick little snack.

When life is crazy, like the past few weeks at my house, it’s always a great idea to have a plethora of these Chicken and Mushroom Pot Stickers in the freezer. Making dumplings and pot stickers from scratch can be time-consuming but by making a double, or sometimes even a triple batch, you can haveRead more

Spicy Asian Plum Sauce

Sweet and spicy, Asian plum sauce is terrific with pot stickers, egg rolls or even as a glaze for roasted chicken!

Visions of Asian Plum Sauce and pot stickers have been dancing though my head the past week. Why? Because it’s everything you could possibly ask for in one bite. A sweet, spicy sauce that works well with so many things. I enjoy it along side some chicken and mushroom pot stickers, but I beg youRead more

Picnic Worthy Bacon Potato Salad

Bacon Potato salad should be pack into ever picnic basket there every was. It's a classic potato salad, with bacon. Bacon makes everything better!

Summer is in full swing, and so is picnic season. Bacon Potato salad should be pack into ever picnic basket there every was. It’s a classic potato salad, with bacon. Bacon makes everything better! Bacon is the secret to life! Bacon is a precious gift from the Gods! BACON!  Okay, now that I got thatRead more