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

Talking about Christmas Dinner

OK, I know Christmas was over a week ago but I’m just barely decompressing. I really feel the need to discuss Christmas Dinner. I think this one meal illustrates the differences between families and traditions more than anything else in a marriage. Mister comes from a family where the big meal… 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

How to Roast a Chile Pepper

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Southwest then you know that Hatch chile season is going strong. Hatch chiles are grown in Hatch, New Mexico from Mid-August through the end of September. They are a delicious green chile that is quite a bit spicier than an Anaheim (which… Read More

Best and Worst Foods of Summer

Worst: For some reason Independence Day is the big Jello holiday. I guess because the weather is hot and Jello is cold. At least I guess it’s cold. I don’t really know. I find it disgusting beyond belief. it is slippery and slimy and feels to me like eating sweet… Read More

So Delicious You Might Cry

I’m up to my eyeballs in birthday preparations. And we have a big church party tonight as well. In other words, I’m raw-ther busy. But here’s something for you to think about: one of my very favorite foods ever. You probably have heard of Biscoff. It tastes like cookies but… Read More

Strawberry Fever

You know what’s nice about Texas? Strawberry season starts in March. It’s been Spring Break this week and our big outing was driving over an hour to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. (“Forget Disneyworld, kids, we’re going to pick strawberries in the middle of nowhere!”)  You’ve got to get… 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