The Best Broccoli You’ve Ever Eaten

I know what you’re thinking: the best broccoli? That’s like saying the friendliest wasp or the the funnest SAT test. It doesn’t exist.  But it does, mes amis, and it is delicious. And super easy to make. I won’t touch steamed broccoli with a ten foot pole anymore. It’s roasted… Read More

My Favorite Recipe App

A few months ago I bemoaned the fact that I just couldn’t find a recipe app for my iphone that I liked. I got a lot of suggestions from my readers and actually tried most of them. I even went so far as to try apps that were foreign and… Read More

S’More Trouble in the Kitchen

Arabella loves to read my cookbooks and pick out things for me to make. My kids are all sugar addicts like their mother so her recipes are usually in the dessert category. A couple of weeks ago she picked out this beauty from my Cooks Country magazine that she wanted… Read More

How to Make Perfect Pie Crust

° Everybody needs to know how to make a pie. It’s just one of those life skills that all Americans should have. Despite the saying, “easy as pie”, it’s actually kind of hard. Not hard, exactly, but complicated. I made this tutorial because I want to take the intimidation factor… Read More

The Best Way to Make Bacon

For years I cooked bacon on the stove because that’s the way my mom and grandma always did it. When I went to college my roommate, Heidi, showed me how to cook it a better way. Technically, it’s baking your bacon. If you only make a couple of slices at… Read More

How to Make Pizza

Our family, like many others, eats pizza a lot. It gets expensive but who can resist a nice hot meal that you don’t have to leave the house for? Eventually I decided to learn to make it myself. It’s so crazy easy (and cheap!) that we haven’t ordered out for… Read More

Oreo Fruit Dip

This is a dip for fruit. It’s probably well known to many of you (minus the Oreos) as there are not a ton of fruit dips out there.  I love to combine all sorts of different textures of food, I thought the sweet crunch of Oreos would combine well with… Read More

Oreo Trifle

In the spirit of Oreo cookie’s 100th birthday, we’re going to make an Oreo trifle today. Trifle are such great desserts to bring to a party; they usually feed a lot of people and they have a big “wow” factor. The scallops created by the Oreos make this trifle extra… Read More

Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our first recipe in honor of Oreo’s 100th birthday this week is for Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are totally gilding the lily, which is an excellent thing when it comes to baked goods. I know you’re thinking this is like the cookie version of a terducken, but they… Read More

Happy Birthday Oreos!

March 6th marks the hundredth birthday of Oreo cookies. They are very special to me because they’re the only store-bought cookie that I like (I am the snobbiest of cookie snobs).  Every time I eat one I think, “boy, I forgot how good these are!” Did you know that they… Read More

How to Make Amazing Cinnamon Rolls

At some point in every woman’s life, there will be a yearning to make cinnamon rolls. (OK, probably every American woman. I can’t imagine some Chinese lady in a rice paddy standing up one day and thinking “I would like to make a sweet bread I’ve never heard of.” Or… Read More