Sweet Potato Dog Treats

I’m a dog person, have been since I was five or six years old. Before that, not so much. When I was a tiny tot, a Saint Bernard greeted me a bit over-enthusiastically. I was too little to understand that knocking me to the ground and towering over me licking my face was a friendly…

Cheaters’ Stuffing

  I always feel a little guilty when I make stuffing. That’s because my dirty little secret is that I start with a packaged stuffing mix. I do have a trick up my sleeve to make the stuffing my own, though. As I’ve said before, my mom was doing semi-homemade before Sandra Lee was even…

Greek Yogurt: Instant Pot

There are lots of reasons to make your own yogurt at home. Homemade is definitely cheaper if you eat a lot of yogurt. Plus, you and only you control what else goes into it. Thickeners, preservatives, artificial flavor, and sugar (sometimes lots of sugar) all frequently appear in store-bought yogurt. When you make your own…

Monster Spearmint (& Call for Recipes)

Just 2 winters ago, I bought some mint at Whole Foods to use in a recipe. I had some left over, and it was particularly fresh & gorgeous. I thought, “Why not?” & stuck a little stem of it in my Aerogarden to see if I could root it. It looked like this: It was pretty…

BLTs (Without the Hot Kitchen)

August brings the best of two worlds: too hot to cook in the kitchen, and luscious ripe tomatoes from the garden. Menu: BLTs. A whole meal in one handheld bit of heaven. Even better if you score some fresh Corn on the Cob to go with it. I’ve always loved having BLTs for dinner in the summer. We used…