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Butternut Squash Bisque

Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque

So...I'm not sure what was going on with me this week, but I made three different soups. That's right: three. I made minestrone, lobster bisque and this yummy butternut squash bisque. Funny thing is that I didn't even really recognize I had made so many soups until [...]

How to Make Granola

How To Make Granola

So I have now been sitting at my computer for a good hour or so. Trying to figure out what to write about this delicious granola recipe I put together this week. And.... nothing. Writer's block. Blogger's block. Block. Arg. Funny thing is that I really want to talk about this recipe. It's amazing. It


Handy Printable Kitchen Charts

Hello there! I hope this post finds you well. I would like to share some helpful cooking tips and tricks . As a cook, it is pretty much inevitable that you will, at some point, find yourself without certain necessary ingredients. When this happens, it's necessary to improvise. Here’s a table of common herb and [...]


How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Dustin and I experimented with creating our own sourdough starter from scratch. We've always been intrigued by making sourdough bread. And, when I say intrigued, I mean we have talked about it for years but have never done anything about it. We ran across this sourdough starter recipe from Pinch My Salt and figured we'd [...]


How to Grill Corn

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I'm very thankful to say ours went very well.  This was our first chance to host Thanksgiving Dinner in our new home so we have been looking forward to it for quite some time.  Plus -- you know...all the tasty food is nothing short of greatness! was [...]

pumpkin puree

How to Roast a Pumpkin for Pumpkin Puree

Ever tried making your own pumpkin puree? Homemade pumpkin puree is really quite simple to do and is absolutely delicious in... pumpkin spice muffins (post coming soon!) pumpkin bread pumpkin pancakes pumpkin cookies pumpkin cheesecake pumpkin soup pumpkin frozen yogurt pumpkin butter and oh so many other tasty treats. Pumpkin!!  Sorry, I got a little [...]


How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter. My 2-and-a-half-year-old loves peanut butter. I like Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays. My 2-and-a-half-year-old loves Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays. You can imagine we go through quite a lot of peanut butter.  And bananas.  And shakes. So, as the [...]


Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

When Dustin and I were first dating, he used to cook with store-bought, pre-packaged spice mixes all the time. He'd use them to make meals like Stroganoff, fajitas and tacos.  They were what his dad used, so they were what he used. Well, over time, as I became more comfortable in the kitchen (and in [...]

How to make tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

I have had it up to *here* with store-bought tortillas. Now, usually, homemade anything is better than store-bought.  Agreed? Sure, it's easier to just drop a box of croutons or a bag of bagels into your cart at the store -- or that jar of Alfredo sauce that's on sale... But, is it better? Not [...]


Lacey’s “Hard” Sweet Tea

Did you know they don't sell hard alcohol on Sundays in Texas? Me neither. Did you know they don't sell hard alcohol -- at all -- in supermarkets in Texas? Me neither. That last fact would have been *super* helpful last week and would have kept me from: (1) walking around the Beer and Wine [...]

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