An Update to Pizza on the Grill

So if you read this post, you know we’ve been experimenting with pizza.   And it’s true that the high heat has been producing the best at home pizza.  I’ve never made pizzas that actually crunch when you cut them, until now.  Problem is, we kept breaking stones.  What a bummer that is! So I […]

Apple Cake

Every fall, when the apples ripen, I make this cake.  In my opinion, it’s the quintessential apple cake.  Loaded with apples, spice, and a yummy crumb topping.  Eat it for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner!  Then once it’s gone, you can regret your life’s decisions and go for a walk.  Not that I would know anything […]

Home-made Pizza on the Grill

Growing up, Friday night was always pizza night.  I’m happy to say I’ve carried on that tradition in my house.  It’s just so right.  After a long week, it only seems fitting to take the night off from cooking and reward yourself with a pizza. High five, you made it through another week… have some […]

Pasta Fresca

Well, my son just left for his first day of high school.  Yep.  High school.  How is that even possible? I don’t even know what to say about that.  It’s very surreal for some reason.  Almost like it was when dropping him at kindergarten.  There are certain times in your child’s life that force you […]

Grilled Green Beans

  Green beans have never been one of my favorite vegetables.  There is just something about their earthy flavor; I’m just not a huge fan.  Therefore, I wouldn’t really buy them too often. But as mentioned before, my daughter oddly enough, gobbles up green things like candy.  The rest of the fam was getting pretty […]

Mexican Rice

Do you ever go out to eat at a Mexican restaurant and wonder, how do they make the rice orange? Maybe it’s obvious to you, but it wasn’t to me. Until I learned how; then I was like, duh, of course that’s how they do it!  Want to know the secret ingredient? Have I told […]

How To: Peel A Mango

It has been brought to my attention that maybe not everyone has bought a mango before. I guess they are kind of tropical and when you live in the Midwest, sometimes things take a while to get here. Like hundreds of years. But really. I think the first time I bought a mango was only […]