a fit of organizing passion – Baked Goat Cheese Salad

In a fit of organizing passion, I recently cleared out 7+ magazine files of Cooks Illustrated magazines dating back to 2007-8, paring down my top picks, mostly the yearly Best of and Seasonal Entertaining, and pulling out the 1-3 recipes from each issue that I might actually make. The pull-outs have been slightly trimmed for … More a fit of organizing passion – Baked Goat Cheese Salad

savory kolaches

There has been a fair bit of build up to this. First, I had a wave of inspiration and I made blackberry kolaches, then I made American Cheese, today I finally got things together and made savory kolaches. I changed things up a little, I quartered my polish sausages, and used American cheese instead of … More savory kolaches

Blackberry Kolaches

Every once in a great while I have an overwhelming need to make kolaches. Sometimes it is to put off the stress of moving and procrastinate on doing other things, other times it is because I really need comfort food. This time? I’m not sure, but I know there are other things I probably should … More Blackberry Kolaches

Peach Sorbet, Strawberry Sauce & Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It has been warm and my limited freezer space has made it difficult to get out my ice cream maker bowl attachment. What follows are some no-ice-cream-maker-needed ways to enjoy something cold, inspired from various sources on the internet, books and a recipe vaguely based off what came in our CSA box. Peach Sorbet Some … More Peach Sorbet, Strawberry Sauce & Peanut Butter Ice Cream

trail mix bars

Last Friday we went to Costco and on a whim I bought a giant bag of Kirkland Trail mix. It’ll be great! I thought. We can have it for snacks this summer, and it’ll add something fun to their lunches.  When we got home, I gave each boy a small bowl of trail mix. They only … More trail mix bars