Apple Butter Crumb Bars

Last fall, I canned some apple butter for the first time. I don’t think I’d ever even had it before, and I had no clue what I would do with it other than giving it as gifts. Why did I make it? Because I could! I only started canning a couple of years ago and…

Greek (Pocketless) Pita

Lots of folks are trying their hand at baking these days. Pita is one of the easiest bread recipes to make. Assuming, of course, that you can find flour and yeast in the stores. Both are in short supply around here during the Covid-19 crisis, but I managed to score some from King Arthur. Pita…

Sautéed Baby Radish Greens With Onions & Basil

Radishes are one of my favorite things to grow in the garden. I always scatter the seeds rather than try to plant them individually in rows. It’s faster and uses space more efficiently. Once they sprout, you can start to thin them by gently pulling up the ones that are crowded. Sometimes I’m really good…

Brazilian Pork & Bean Stew

Melt-in-your-mouth pork, creamy black beans, tons of flavor, huge portions — no two ways about it, this is serious comfort food! I fell in love with this dish from “Slow-Cooker Revolution” by America’s Test Kitchen before I ever looked into the nutrition. Not always the best plan with comfort food or slow cooker recipes, as…

Molho Apimentado

This delicious recipe is adapted from “Slow Cooker Revolution” by America’s Test Kitchen. The only changes I made were to add a little garlic and tweak the directions. The authors call it “Brazilian Hot Sauce,” or you could think of it as a salsa. I love it so much that I eat it more like…

Chicken and Dumplings – Slow Cooker

Who doesn’t want comfort food these days? Nobody, that’s who. What if I told you you could have serious comfort food for dinner, budget-friendly, with more than 90% of the work done by early afternoon, AND have it be healthy? It’s hard to eat healthy in trying times. I find myself leaning more toward comfort…

Pure Pistachio Ice Cream

“If you like ice cream, why stop at one scoop? Have two, have three. Too much is never enough.” — Morris Lapidus Childhood memories are funny. Sometimes, there’s a big gap where nothing is remembered; other times, those memories are larger than life. Maybe it’s because as adults, we’ve had years to build things up in…

Chicken Fajitas

Necessity is the mother of invention. — old adage It’s remarkable how limited food choices were when I was growing up (back in the stone age). I lived near a decent-sized city, but there was precious little food variety available. Not that I knew of, anyway. Well, there was a fancy Indonesian restaurant where I once…