Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

A fun way to color eggs and use up kitchen scraps, all the same time.  Experiment with what scraps you have and see what comes of it.  It’s all part of the fun.  I will give you an example of four colors you can create to get you started. Growing up, our family tradition included…

Cooking With Cast Iron

Cast iron is a material used for cooking, ages before the dawn of Teflon, ceramic or aluminum pans. Traditionally cast iron cauldrons were used over a fire to cook meals. As the use of a stove became more popular, skillets formed with a flat bottom were made to be used atop a stove. When used,…

Stove Buying Guide: What To Look For

Time for a new Oven?  Let me make your search a little easier, by sharing what I learned in the process.  The intent is to save you some time, money, and stress, so you can feel confident in your final decision.  Ultimately my husband and I decided on a 48 inch dual fuel oven/range with…

Pinto Chili Con Carne

Dried Pinto beans slow cooked until soft in a mixture of sautéed ground beef, anaheim peppers, onions tomatoes and garlic, then seasoned with fresh cilantro, cumin, chili powder,cayenne pepper, salt and brown sugar. A touch of sweetness to complement the spice. Top with fresh cilantro, cheese and sour cream. Print Recipe Pinto Chili Con Carne…

Borscht

Beet soup with a beef base. Sauteed onions, grated carrots, chunks of cabbage and potato make this soup a healthy, hardy meal. Add a dollop of sour cream, and garnish with fresh dill. This Recipe is adapted and formulated from the flavor profile of a variety of personal samplings. Created to highlight the flavors I…

Beet Pickled Eggs

Beautifully Vibrant Pink Boiled eggs, Pickled with Beets to give them their color and amazing flavor. The beets are boiled, then pickled in a vinegar solution with fresh dill, garlic and a little bit of sugar to cut the acidic flavor of the vinegar. Pickling Eggs before making deviled eggs is a great way to…

Churro Waffles

Crispy, cinnamon sugar coated, waffles. Crisped in the waffle iron instead of being fried in oil. Less fat and less mess, same delicious taste. Print Recipe Churro Waffles Keyword Chocolate Dipped, Churros, Dessert, Easy Recipe, Food Photography, Food Styling, Sugar Coated, Sweets, waffle, Waffle Iron, Waffle Iron Churros Prep Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 10…

Falafel

Packed with protein and flavor, falafels are a great low carb, gluten and meatless dinner option that will give you a satisfying feeling of being full. Best served with a side of hummus and tzatziki for dipping. Print Recipe Falafel Keyword Chickpeas, Falafel, Food Photography, Food Styling, Gluten-free, Healthy Food, Homemade Falafel, Israeli Food, Israeli…

Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Sweet and savory blend of sweet peppers, onions and garlic. Tastes great as a dip, relish, condiment or additive to soups or sauces. Use it to add a rich and creamy flavor to spaghetti sauce without adding cream, or slathered on a bun to elevate the flavor of a burger or sandwich. Print Recipe Roasted…

Karbanatky – Fried Meat Patties

Tender ground meat mixed with fresh marjoram and garlic. Seasoned with fennel, crushed red pepper and chili powder. Pressed into patties, and coated in in bread crumbs before they’re pan fried. Traditionally served with mashed potatoes, fries or potato salad. The Karbantaky featured here are served over a bed of Halusky potato dumplings and a…

Halušky Potato Dumplings

Potato dumplings, sauerkraut, sausage, bacon and goat cheese. Topped with sour cream and parsley. One of our friends had a birthday party yesterday. The instructions in the invitation were very specific to include the request of no “healthy food.” After all, why would you want to munch on carrot sticks and celery on your birthday!?!…

Leftover Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Creamy turkey broth soup with a wild rice mix and shredded carrot. Have a leftover turkey or chicken carcass after your holiday feast? Don’t throw it out! When life gives you a bones, make soup. HAHA Print Recipe Leftover Turkey & Wild Rice Soup Keyword Bone Soup, Creamy Soups, Fall Food, Food Photography, Leftover Turkey,…

Paleo Chicken Parmesan

A Paleo, gluten free version of chicken Parmesan. Tender chicken breast with a crisp almond & Parmesan crusted outer layer. Topped with flavorful Pomi tomatoes and fresh buffalo mozzarella. A meal that will seem like a guilty pleasure. Print Recipe Paleo Chicken Parmesan Keyword Alternative Flour, Cast-iron, Cheese, Chicken Parmesan, Food Photography, Food Styling, Gluten-free,…

Curried Pumpkin Pie

A pumpkin pie for those who are not a fan of pumpkin spice. Made with coconut cream instead of evaporated milk, and seasoned with curry turmeric and coriander instead of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. The handmade crust is flaky, much like a croissant and hugs the pumpkin custard, to balance its sweetness. Print…

Cranberry Blue Cheese Ball

Dried cranberries and shredded apple, folded into a mixture of blue, cream and goat cheeses, then wrapped in a blanket of chopped walnuts. Soft and creamy in texture, making it easily spreadable on a cracker. Print Recipe Cranberry Blue Cheese Ball Keyword Appetizer, Blue Cheese, Cheese, Cheese Ball, Cranberry Blue Cheese, Football Food, Party Food,…

Fall Harvest Stuffing

Squash, cranberries, cheese, turkey, and sage, OH MY! This killer combo features Reese’s herb seasoned croutons and Knorr chicken bouillon. Stuff inside of a squash as I have, inside your turkey or in a baking dish. I used red kuri and kabocha squash, however butternut and acorn have a similarly rich buttery taste to them,…

Mixed Vegetable Artichoke Dip

Letting Knorr, Reese, and Hellmann’s handle the side dish for this party. Knorr’s vegetable recipe mix makes this dish a snap. Mixed with the quality of Hellman’s mayonnaise and Reese artichoke hearts, this dip is a guaranteed show stopper, with prolonged applause. Print Recipe Artichoke Dip Keyword Appetizer, Artichoke Dip, Artichokes, Dip, Food Photography, Knorr,…

Thai Pumpkin Curry

  It’s that time of year again, when you can enjoy pumpkin curry from fresh pumpkins.  A great seasonal dish!  A balance of sweet and spicy with a great flavor of fresh basil.  If you aren’t a fan of pumpkin anything, this will change your mind!   Print Recipe Thai Pumpkin Curry Keyword American Thai…