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Check It Out: Craftsy’s Complete Knife Skills Course

Check It Out: Craftsy’s Complete Knife Skills Course

My new favorite website is Craftsy, an online education site for crafters, cooks, bakers, woodworkers and gardeners who want to learn or improve their skills. The classes are categorized by type of craft/activity and by level of experience required (beginner, intermediate, advanced). A few of my favorite things about […]

Kale Apple & Date Salad

Kale Apple & Date Salad

I’ve eaten kale a few times in salads, but I can’t say I’ve really been a fan. However because kale is so good for me, I wanted to figure out how to make it more tasty. This recipe does just that. The earthiness of the […]

Tuna Cakes

Tuna Cakes

I searched the Internet for a Tuna Cake recipe. I found many, but most were too complex. I took the best components of each to create my own rendition.

Strawberry Galette

Strawberry Galette

Spring is here, and markets and gardens will soon be filled with fruit, vegetables and herbs in hues of red, orange, purple, green and yellow. I am excited for the growth to begin this spring, especially what’s to come in my little container garden. This year I’m […]

How To Roast Beets

How To Roast Beets

I have eaten beets before, but I have to admit that I have never purchased fresh beets and cooked them. Today, I did just that by roasting them. Though beets are high in carbohydrates, they are packed with healthy nutrients that help lower blood pressure, […]

Chocolate & Strawberry Almond Milk

Chocolate & Strawberry Almond Milk

I don’t know about you, but I was amazed by chocolate milk when I was a little girl. I’d walk down the grocery store aisle with my mom, and when I’d see the chocolate milk tucked into the corner of the milk section, I’d swoon. This was […]

Chicken Sausage, Peppers & Mushroom Pizza

Chicken Sausage, Peppers & Mushroom Pizza

Pizza is my absolute favorite food, so I decided on Super Bowl Sunday to take a shot at making a somewhat homemade healthy version using a whole-wheat crust. Originally I planned to also make the sauce, but I took a different route since I was […]

How to Make Quick Pickled Radishes

How to Make Quick Pickled Radishes

  Pickles fall a close second behind my all time favorite snack — popcorn. Crunchy, sour and spicy pickles are my top picks, but I won’t turn down slightly sweet but tangy cucumber pickles and other pickled veggies including carrot and radish daikon. Last year, I started making my […]

Sauté Pans

Sauté Pans

A 12-inch sauté pan can potentially serve as your everyday pan. As stated in the name, you can sauté (meaning to fry quickly in a little hot fat). This is great for cooking everything from boneless chicken breasts, pork chops, sausages, burgers, vegetables like spinach and […]

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a favorite at Southern restaurants, holiday gatherings and family get-togethers. The sweet, gooey dessert typically includes pecans, eggs, sugar, corn syrup, and a pie crust. Today, I’m sharing my Double Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe made in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday and […]