There's nothing like freshly made chili powder. It's earthy and fragrant and oh so so much better than the commercial stuff. It's easy and much cheaper to make your own, too.
I really love scones but they are supposed to be more tender and moist than the dry, hard scones you find out in many coffee places. I use this master recipe and I've included three variations but blueberry is my favorite. Hope you enjoy!
This is a great master recipe for crustless quiche! Easily mix and match your favorite combinations by using the amounts listed below. My favorites are at the end of the recipe.
I've been working on being creative with what I have on hand and what is on sale. This week I got some sausage for $1.40 a pound so this morning, sausage gravy & biscuits were calling.
Once a week I go through my fridge, freezer, and pantry to take a little inventory of what we have, what we need, and what needs to be used up before it goes bad. This has really helped me be a good steward of the food we have as well as becoming pretty creative. I will also typically get a few meals for the week taken care of during these sessions. This was this weeks #nowaste.
A great way to use your fresh summer cherries! You can also use frozen, pre-pitted cherries.
A few years ago I ventured into an olive oil and vinegar store at the mall. If you haven't been to one, it is a little shop that has all different olive oils and vinegars that have been infused with different flavors and you can take a little taste of whatever you want. Some of them taste amazing.
There's nothing quite like growing your own herbs if you are a cook, to be able to go pick something fresh to add to a recipe. I love how every one of them smells and though it's kind of dorky, I get excited to go out after a day or two or rain to see how much everything has grown.
AKA Crack Soup. (To me anyway!) I get a craving for it every couple of weeks and then I will eat it for every meal until the pot is gone. It's a simple soup and you can adjust to the heat to suit your preference. You can also adapt it to what you have on hand. I've made it with rice noodles and ramen noodles, tossed in green beans or broccoli or bean sprouts, and topped it with all kinds of things.
I have a friend who tells me I need to write a cookbook. I don't know at this time in my life if I am this ambitious or would have the time. However, cooking, grilling, gardening, and other home pursuits are a big part of my life, so I thought it would be fun to blog about it again and hopefully help, inspire, and share with you.