August 15, 2013

How To Quickly and Easily Dry Your Own Herbs

The product of way too much time on my hands one Sunday afternoon left me pondering the various spices and oils populating my mother’s cupboard. I saw rows and rows of dried herbs and spices. I was reminded of a family friend’s herb garden and wondered how I would go about drying my own herbs. Here’s how I did it. Read the rest of this entry »

August 9, 2013

How To Make My Dream Cookies

On Wednesday August 7, 2013 at 10:32 p.m. I fell in love. If my dream cookie could be summed up in one recipe it would be these apricot cookies. They are beyond addicting. Keep on reading for the recipe! Read the rest of this entry »

July 8, 2013

Bacon and Sour Cream Chicken Crockpot: UNPLUGGED

Last week, our readers went crazy for the Bacon and Sour Cream Chicken Crockpot recipe we posted on Obviously we were curious to what all the fuss was about. Bacon wrapped chicken slow cooked in a sour cream sauce? My stomach got full just thinking about it. But we love our readers so we wanted to try it out ourselves. At the office we were stumped with which editor would be brave enough to  take on this potentially heart clotting recipe at home. As the newbie, I swiftly accepted the challenge.

I decided immediately that I would embrace this recipe for what it was, and of course invite as many twentysomething males over to eat the inevitable leftovers. This recipe has the post-college carnivorous man-child written all over it.

I must admit grocery shopping for this recipe was a dream. Five ingredients, three of which I already had at home? I call that a win. The prep time and mess was also mild. I dirtied a whole three dishes. Another bonus, it was  my first time using a crockpot in a while, so I had forgotten the sheer bliss in cooking something, going out for the day, and coming home to delicious home cooked meal. All of these factors made for an easy. no-fuss, man-friendly Sunday meal.

Naturally I documented my cooking endeavor. Here’s how it went down: Read the rest of this entry »

July 1, 2013

Are You Ready For Your New Favorite Dessert?


Old family recipes never fail when it comes to delicious desserts. This recipe is my absolute FAVORITE from the incredible kitchen of my Auntie Gina. It is also the simplest no-bake, frozen dessert you will ever find. What is it you ask?  Read the rest of this entry »

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