May

Tips For Cooking With Asparagus

'Tis the season to enjoy asparagus with abandon. Worried you won't prepare it perfectly? Get a great guide on some of the simplest ways to enjoy it and take advantage of the best asparagus of the year.

Eating Leaves

Since kale is a regular addition to our bi-weekly CSA boxes, I wanted to try my hand at making kale chips. The feathery chips make a lovely snack hot out of the oven. Who knew eating leaves could be so fun and delicious?

Hot Enough For Ya?

The desire for set-me-on-fire spicy food and a good chicken sandwich provide the perfect challenge for this foodie. Armed with a few ingredients and the ambition required to succeed in the quest for the perfect balance of heat, flavor and texture, dinner is on the table in less than half an hour. And the verdict is ... yum.

Choosing a Grill

Are you choosing your first outdoor barbeque grill? There are thousands of grill options available when you are purchasing your first grill. It may seem overwhelming, but knowing the difference between each type of grill will help you make an easier decision.

Wisconsin-Style Brats in Beer

As the weather goes from spring to OMG-summer-showed-up-overnight, it's time to think about the Wisconsin tradition of outdoor entertaining, including enjoying brats bathed in beer and onions!

Learning Opportunity

My newest cookbook crush, now being shared with you! It's a nearly $500 collection of six books, so I'm likely to just keep drooling for a while, but this site is enough to keep me going for now.

Wasted Food Can Destroy Your Food Budget

The best way to save your food budget is by avoiding wasted food. By most estimates, a quarter to half of all food produced in the United States goes uneaten - left in fields, spoiled in transport, thrown out at the grocery store, scraped into the garbage or forgotten until it spoils. If the average American household wastes just 25% of the food they buy, that's $2275 per year directly into the garbage!

Decadent Brunch Dishes

Get some fantastic ideas for brunch, whether it's Mother's Day brunch or something more casual. The key to a great brunch lies in a nice variety of foods with an elegant twist. So sleep in and enjoy the joy that is brunch!

Donut Cookies?

I just chopped up a solid chocolate bunny bought on sale after Easter, melted it and dunked super inexpensive coconut cookies I got at the Chinese grocery store. I expect them to be yummy. I didn't expect them to look like little chocolate-frosted donuts!

Quick and Simple = Yum

Sometimes quick is more important than from-scratch and sometimes that involves discovering fantastic shortcuts and delicious results!