What’s in Your Spice Cabinet?

Tips for Spice Organization When you enjoy cooking, you quickly accumulate a large collection of spices and seasonings. You don’t even realize how fast it happens either, until one day you open up your cabinet to grab the parsley and have to struggle to find it because it’s buried amongst so many other little bottles. Continue reading “What’s in Your Spice Cabinet?”

Not-So-Spicy Buffalo Meatballs

Throughout our first year of marriage, Cole and I ate a lot of pasta. We were still in college and each of us was only working ten hours per week while we completed our student teaching and internships. This meant that groceries were on a tight budget, and of course time was tight too. OnceContinue reading “Not-So-Spicy Buffalo Meatballs”


Mexican cuisine is one of my absolute favorites, and no matter which restaurant I’ve been to, it has never failed that the beans were one of the best parts of the dish. However, whether I was making tacos, fajitas, or enchiladas in my own kitchen I always found the bean portion to be disappointing. ThereContinue reading “Frijoles”

Dill Pickle Chip Dip

This recipe takes me straight back to the tiny galley kitchen in the first apartment that my husband and I shared. We were still in college, and the only good things about the apartment were that it was near the walking trails and had a beautiful view of the Eau Claire River. Everything else wasContinue reading “Dill Pickle Chip Dip”

Crunchy Casserole Topping

Casserole or hot dish? Regardless of what you call it, the best part of this meal is usually the crunchy topping that covers everything. But what does that topping consist of and does it always have to stay the same? The answer, quite simply, is you need an ingredient with a crunch and some butterContinue reading “Crunchy Casserole Topping”

Deviled Egg Potato Salad

Potato salad is such an interesting dish. When you think about potatoes normally the first images that would come to mind would be some sort of hot potato dish: mashed potatoes, loaded baked potatoes, twice baked potatoes, etc. All of these are items that need to be eaten warm, but then you have potato salad.Continue reading “Deviled Egg Potato Salad”

Honey Buffalo Slow Cooker Wings

I was in first grade the first time I ever tried a buffalo chicken wing. I remember this clearly because it was the same year that I joined the YMCA swim team. The decision for both my sister and I to compete on the swim team meant many long hours at the Y after school.Continue reading “Honey Buffalo Slow Cooker Wings”

Cookbooks – The Perfect Gift

Memorial Day Weekend is approaching, and along with it comes summer, the season of celebrating both college and high school graduations, and weddings galore. While the summer of 2020 may look a little different in terms of large gatherings, one thing remains the same, graduates deserve to be congratulated. If this were a normal schoolContinue reading “Cookbooks – The Perfect Gift”

Flash Freezing – Preserving Peppers

One of the foods that I like to cook with quite frequently is peppers. Usually this is either red bell peppers or jalapenos, but it can vary depending on the recipe. To me, the frustrating part has always been that peppers of any kind don’t have a very long shelf life. This is especially aContinue reading “Flash Freezing – Preserving Peppers”