Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Grilled Beef Tenderloin

If you are anything at all like us, the onslaught of cold winter weather did not have you putting the grill into hibernation mode. Nor did you keep it there when this years so called “Spring” brought nothing close to the balmy sunny days it has given us in the past. Well, most of us. […]

Taffy Recipes

My Great- Grandpa Henry lived to be 100 years old and was sharp as a tack until the last year or two of his life. I have many, many wonderful memories of my great-grandfather.  He would always chase us kids down and try to get our funny bones and would always have those white and […]

Beat the Chill, Make Vegan Stew!
Beat the Chill, Make Vegan Stew!

Today is the kind of day that Grandmas everywhere light the fire, don their aprons, and cook something that will “put meat on your bones”. I’m not a grandma, and I don’t need meat on my bones (or in my stew), but I’m chilled to the core and need a hearty meal. And though classic […]

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Spice Bread
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Spice Bread

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Spice Bread Pumpkin Bread just seems to go along with Thanksgiving, doesn’t it? With the fall, really, I guess. Living out here in the country, pumpkin fields are a common sight, and this time of year, when the leaves of the plants have nearly all wilted, it almost looks like the pumpkins just […]

Pretzel Bread
Soft & Warm Pretzel Bread

I really don’t remember the first time that I tried pretzel bread, but I feel like it was only within the past couple of years. There are two fine dining establishments (that I can think of) here in Fort Wayne that serve great pretzel bread and I’m pretty sure that I tried it for the […]

Homemade Vegan Yogurt: Maple Praline
Homemade Vegan Yogurt: Maple Praline

Simple and easy homemade vegan yogurt! No yogurt maker or thermometer needed! I haven’t eaten much yogurt since we went vegan several years ago. Non-dairy yogurts are expensive, and often have flavors that just don’t seem quite right. Buying enough for family of six, and then watching most of it go to waste–tossed out in […]

Homemade Sausage
Smoked Summer Homemade Sausage

I have to admit, I am a huge summer sausage fan. When I go to a party or get together and there is a meat and cheese tray, I have a tendency to wipe the summer sausage off the map before the end of the night. There is just something about the combination of flavors […]

Cups of Tailgate Chili
Turn Up the Heat with Tailgate Chili

Tailgate Chili One of the benefits of fall is the return of tailgating season.  Whether you’re tailgating for a national football game or simply for your child’s, high school, football game, you’ll definitely want to bring some sort of filling food with you.  Chances are, you’ll have hungry wanderers throughout the parking lot and you’ll […]

Homemade Iced Tea
Making your own tea blends

After years of picking out different teas that I thought I would enjoy and reading the labels to see what types of ingredients were in each one, it dawned on me one day, that I have most of the ingredients with the exception of the tea leaves. So I bought some green and some black […]

Chiles of the World
Chiles Around the World