Sous Vide Eggs

Obviously, by the name of this site, I really like kitchen gadgets! I got quite a few for Christmas and I wanted to get a good handle on how I like them before I start posting about them here. One of the gadgets I got was a Joule Sous Vide by ChefSteps. This is a…

Chicken Tinga

Recently I renewed my subscription to one of my favorite cooking magazines, “Cooks Illustrated”. But, this time, I only subscribed to the iPad version rather than getting the paper magazines mailed. I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but the iPad version has all sorts of extra features and videos which make it very cool. While…

Presto! Pesto Chicken Packets

There is nothing I love more than a really quick weeknight dinner that seems like food for company. This recipe is simple, takes about 15 minutes to prep and ends up really “fancy”. (By “fancy” I mean, looks way more complicated than it really is). This is perfect for a BBQ with friends or any…

Peach Jam

In the same theme with the past few posts, I spent this evening making a batch of peach jam with my Mom and sister. Recently I heard about this truck that comes from Georgia to Ohio to sell peaches. Luckily I learned about it right before the very last stop in my area for the…

Sour Cherry Jam: A Sweet Treat

As I told you in my last post, I picked a bunch of sour cherries recently. So for my day off 4th of July project, I made jam! The cherries I picked were light in color and very tart. Perfect for pie and jam as they do well with the added sugar. The final product,…

Brandied Cherries

I had a day off in the middle of the week this week and I used it to pick cherries! A friend of mine had posted pictures of her cherry picking adventure on Facebook and I was a bit jealous so I had to go myself. I have been cherry picking before, but this year,…

shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, and pesto pasta

For Christmas last year I got a subscription to “fine cooking” magazine. So far, I love it. My husband and I try to do one new recipe each week and this magazine has been really useful so far! They have so many great recipes in each that I am backlogged for trying the new things…

Sourdough – Take #1

If you follow my Instagram account, you will have seen that I started a sourdough starter about a week and a half ago. This was quite the learning experience! I had NO IDEA that you could just start the starter without yeast. Since I am a big fan of King Arthur Flour, I used the…

Cinnamon Puff “Pancake”

In my household, we really like cinnamon. I think it makes really great desserts and breakfasts. This recipe can be used for either! A few years ago, along with some friends, we went “cabin-ing” in Michigan. While out there, we went to a tiny little restaurant that served what was called a “Dutch baby.” It…

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Fluff

A few months ago I learned about a new healthy treat called protein fluff. Basically you take some whey protein powder and throw it in a food processor with a small amount of the milk of your choosing and some frozen fruit. I used 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein, 50 mL of almond milk,…