Traditions come in many forms and are associated with many specific times and places. Cherry Rhubarb Jam is a recipe that touches on each of those. My mother-in-law had rhubarb plants in her yard and each spring she would make her delectable Cherry Rhubarb Jam. I don’t know where she got her original recipe – …

There are certain things I’ve made so many times and are such a part of everyday life here that I’ve ceased to think of them as “recipes.” They’re sort of standard things you do in the kitchen like peeling potatoes or doing the dishes. Making sausage gravy is one of those things. This is probably …

I am trying to find interesting and tasty ways to eat healthy and use up my leftovers. As the mother of 6 and the Grammy of “almost” 13, I have a lifelong habit of cooking things in large batches. This has become problematic for me as I struggle to cook as well for 2 as …

This is my favorite basic waffle recipe and the one I used to make when “some” of my kids were younger. The elder children probably don’t remember me making homemade waffles. I don’t even think I owned a waffle iron when they were little. But my youngest son did and loved them. One of my …

Weekend breakfasts can be awesome, memorable events. Those are the mornings when we might have a few extra minutes to put together something from scratch and bask in the glow of that morning achievement. It’s also a great opportunity to use up some of the leftover fruit or produce from the week before. Tired of …

If you’re like me, you eat a lot of oatmeal. I like oatmeal, and eat it for my health, but, like to make it an enjoyable experience. That means I experiment with add-ins and spices to make my morning oatmeal experience more exciting. I love chai spiced anything. I started using it with my tea, …

If you like a little spice in your breakfast food, introducing Andouille sausage is a great way to add a bit of a kick to your morning routine. This is a super easy breakfast and yet it’s something you can feed family or guests and make a pretty and impressive plate. INGREDIENTS: 1 Andouille sausage, …

Dear summer peaches, how do I love thee? Let me count one more way. These Spiced Peach Muffins from King Arthur Flour are heavenly. I needed a way to use my last 4-5 peaches, but we really couldn’t afford to eat even more baked goods this week. This recipe is something that is quick to …

On my first big family vacation, the biggest memories of my 6-year old self were the following: Yellowstone smelled really bad Old Faithful wasn’t as faithful as people evidently expected I didn’t like range-fed beef that tasted like sage And, most importantly, I ordered “hot cake” every morning for breakfast and every day they brought …

2 cups flour, sifted1 tablespoon granulated sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 cup shortening1 large egg, beaten2/3 cups milk Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease or line with parchment paper a large baking sheet. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. With a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until it resembles …