Whole Wheat Strawberry Jam Bars

Whole Wheat Strawberry Jam Bars

I loved this treat for it’s simplicity. I feel like this is the type of the snack moms in the 1950’s would make for their kids when they got home from school. I made it because I bought a jar of strawberry jam from Costco that is the size of a small dog. 

Sweet Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Soup

Sweet Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Soup

I was part of a dinner club that ran once a month for ten straight years! I made this soup for a dinner club in which I’d barely have any time to cook and was surprised at what a hit it was. It’s a great family soup (I’ve found that kids like soup 80%...

Friday Night Pizza Dough

Friday Night Pizza Dough

My brother made pizzas for our whole crew one night this summer. I believe there were 8 pizzas. We ate them all. The crust was super thin and crispy – just how I like it. I ate an embarrassing amount of pizza. My mom was exclaiming over the crust and Pete said, “it’s from...

Foil Pack Fish and Veggies

Foil Pack Fish and Veggies

  This recipe is reprinted from 2011! I am leaving the original intro because it gives me the warm fuzzies.  This recipe is balancing out every unhealthy thing I’ve ever posted. It’s “health” in a foil packet. That’s almost what I named it but thought I should go the more technically descriptive route. If...

Vegan Broccoli Salad

Vegan Broccoli Salad

I don’t eat vegan, but I absolutely 100% prefer this version of broccoli salad to the traditional. Another brand new recipe from my Cook’s Illustrated magazine, there was only a method item I changed and I’ll explain why later, but the flavor was perfection. I brought it to a pool gathering and everyone shared...

Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas

We used this recipe in the meat unit in my high school kitchens. I specifically remember going over the more difficult parts of the recipe ahead and being floored at how little they listened. “Mrs. Boyd, I put all the garlic powder in with the meat”. Yes, I talked about that for five minutes...