Preserving the taste of summer – how to freeze fresh herbs

  I've written before about how the hearty herbs in my garden hold up over the winter. But there are tender herbs like basil and tarragon that are done at the first frost. Fresh basil is expensive and I have absolutely zero luck at trying to grow them inside in pots. While shopping over the weekend, … Continue reading Preserving the taste of summer – how to freeze fresh herbs

Slow Cooker Korean Pork Tacos

These tacos are my take on Korean barbecue. They certainly aren't authentic Korean food, but they do incorporate a lot of the delicious sweet, salty and spicy Asian flavors in an easy-to-make slow cooker recipe. These are delicious topped with sweet pickles, so I suggest making my refrigerator pickle recipe a few days out to have … Continue reading Slow Cooker Korean Pork Tacos

Bread & Butter Pickles In Minutes

 Here's a quick way to make a version of delicious bread and butter pickles. No bread or butter involved in making these babies and you can have a whole jar of delicious homemade pickles in less than 30 minutes. They are sweet and sharp and delicious.   Let's start with the ingredients. I used a cucumber … Continue reading Bread & Butter Pickles In Minutes

Salad With Maple Bacon Vinaigrette – A Delicious Main Dish

  This delicious salad is one of my most requested recipes. The original version of it came from The Pioneer Woman's Tasty Kitchen website and it was delicious. But like all real cooks, I live to change things up.  I turned mine into a main dish by adding making a pork loin, which I sliced … Continue reading Salad With Maple Bacon Vinaigrette – A Delicious Main Dish

Easy Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

This recipe is actually my husband's. Although I did help with tweaking the flavors a bit. So it's sort of a collaborative Mac and Cheese.  He's gotten very much into experiments of the macaroni and cheese variety. He finally admitted that homemade is better than the stuff in the Kraft box. I might have shed … Continue reading Easy Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese