eats

Squash It!

I doubt I’m alone in my New Year’s ambition to cook healthy meals that use fresh, seasonal ingredients! Fresh ingredients are always less expensive when…

Quail Gravy

Gravy is a crazy thing, isn’t it? Bizarre, even! Nutso! But spooned over fresh-from-the-oven biscuits? Oh, dear heavenly goodness. It’s a creation I’m sure…

Can’t Be Crabby Canapés

This easy, freezable appetizer makes holiday entertaining a breeze. Prepare it in advance, pop it in the oven, and see how many of your…

Fried Quail

Fried quail is as integral to our family’s Christmas morning as playing Johnny Mathis songs and searching in vain for AAA batteries for our…

Boozy Bread Pudding

I adapted this sinfully scrumptious bread pudding from a Tom Perini recipe my mother-in-law shared with me years ago. It’s simple and divine and…

Apple Pie Pancakes

We have a beautiful apple orchard near our home where my family loves to go this time of year. We stock up on these…

Caramel Apple Bar

We’ve got a fun twist on the traditional caramel apple. Grab your favorite toppings and see which combination turns out to be your favorite….

Pump Up Your Morning

One of the many mottos I live by is “weekends are for baking.” There’s nothing I love more than baking sweets for friends, neighbors,…

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch…

I’ve been making homemade pizzas with my mom ever since I was little. I loved to help her stretch the dough, and she would…

Death by Chocolate

I probably developed a love for baking before my love for general cooking. “Fun” for me as a little girl was inventing cookie and…