Fried Over Easy Eggs

How to Achieve the Perfect Runny Yolk Fried eggs are one of my favorite breakfast foods. They taste great with so many different flavor combos, whether they are served with toast, on a breakfast sandwich, or on a bed of spinach. But everyone knows that the perfect fried egg is the one that you cutContinue reading “Fried Over Easy Eggs”

Cheater’s Twice Baked Potatoes

One of my husband’s favorite sides to have with a meal is a twice baked potato; unfortunately, while they are delicious and not overly challenging to make, twice baked potatoes take an abundance of time to make. Every time that I make twice baked potatoes, Cole comments and asks why we don’t have them more.Continue reading “Cheater’s Twice Baked Potatoes”

Shredded vs. Block Cheese

War of the Cheeses It’s time to talk about one of my favorite ingredients in the entire world – cheese. Living in Wisconsin, cheese is a staple that is always kept in the house, and is present in some form or fashion in almost every single dinner we eat. Most often, this is cheddar cheese,Continue reading “Shredded vs. Block Cheese”

Parmesan Garlic Oysters – Shucked and Grilled

Within the last year, one of the greatest foods that I have tried for the first time is oysters. Let’s face it, one of the unfortunate aspects of living in the Midwest is a lack of seafood in the area. Although, occasionally fancier restaurants will have oysters on the menu. I had always wanted toContinue reading “Parmesan Garlic Oysters – Shucked and Grilled”

Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken

*This recipe is intended for a gas grill that has more than one shelf* I have enjoyed cooking my entire life, but my interest began to peak when I entered high school. This was when I discovered the art of grilling. My mom received her breast cancer diagnosis when I was a freshman in highContinue reading “Grilled Spice-Rubbed Chicken”

Baked Bluegill

It’s summer, and people are out fishing on the lake like crazy. This means the ever popular Friday Night Fish Fry is more popular than ever. I love a good fish fry, but occasionally I aim towards the healthier side of life. This means the fish should be baked instead. However, the problem with bakingContinue reading “Baked Bluegill”

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?”

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”