Dinner in the Movie: The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors* wasn’t a movie that I grew up watching all of the time, but it’s one that I came to love later on. My family has always been big John Candy… Continue reading

Apple Crisp

This recipe is one of my mom’s favorites – it’s actually how she learned to bake. She frequently says that this is the perfect recipe for people who don’t know how to bake… Continue reading

Chicken Paprika with Spaetzle

I am going to preface this post by saying that I know that these pictures are not the prettiest. I am more than totally aware. But this dish is one of my family’s… Continue reading

Beef Burgandy Pot Pies

So, as everyone is aware, my mom is one of my biggest helps when it comes to figuring out what to make for this blog. She’s been in town the past few weeks… Continue reading

Duck Confit Tacos

I butchered a duck. I didn’t want to, but I did it.¬†I broke down a duck. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to, and about the time where I… Continue reading

Pumpkin Beer Ice Cream

The other day we had a department meeting and everyone was talking about pumpkin ice cream. We were having a major ice cream manufacturer come to our station to bring some holiday flavors… Continue reading

Slimy Limey Gin Margaritas

This is such an easy cocktail (when are they not?), but I had to post it, mainly for the “slimy” part of the cocktail. My mom and I were hashing out ideas one… Continue reading

Baked “Fried” Chicken with Roasted Squash, Red Onions, and Spinach

This baked “fried” chicken is the ultimate one-pan meal. You don’t have to dirty a bunch of dishes to make this; just a baking sheet, a cutting board, and a bowl to soak… Continue reading

Pumpkin, Bacon, and Rosemary Mac and Cheese

Even though I may work for a TV station, I don’t watch all that much TV – at least not broadcast. I’ve never watched¬†Dancing with the Stars, or Scandal, or NCIS, or Parks… Continue reading

Grown-Up Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets with Mustard Butter

One thing that I love to do is create things in the kitchen that are based off of childhood favorites. Peanut butter and jelly ice cream sandwiches definitely spring to mind, among countless… Continue reading