“Recipes” Archive

Kid-Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Roy and I have been baking a lot together this winter, and it is awesome in so many ways. I love that our almost-4-year-old is so interested in cooking already, and that he is developing understanding of the work that goes into our food. Plus it is a great bonding time for just the two [...]

Brussels Sprouts and Kale Hash with Bacon

Dan made this awesome hash a while back and I knew I’d love it before I even tried it. It has all the four food groups that matter – bacon, kale, Brussels sprouts and potatoes plus a bonus egg on top. Seriously, you gotta make this and then eat way too much of it because [...]

Thanksgiving Recipes to Remember

Looking for a new dish to serve for Thanksgiving? Check out these recipes we’ve shared in years past! Homemade Pretzel Rolls Dilly Dip Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese Butterscotch Brownies

Halloween Inspired Cupcakes

Roy is SO excited for Halloween right now, and I really wanted to use some of my new-to-me vintage cupcake toppers, so last weekend I scoured my vintage cookbooks for the perfect Halloween cupcake recipe to surprise him with. I ended up modifying a couple recipes to make what sounded to me like the perfect [...]

Basil and Toasted Pine Nut Pesto

We’ve been enjoying homemade pesto the last couple weeks as our basil just won’t stop growing in our garden! Of course, pesto is great to use on pasta or to dip bread, but we also have loved it on roasted vegetables and potatoes, and on top of baked white fish. There are lots of ways [...]

Cast Iron Pan Pizza

Pan pizza has been one of our favorite dinners to make lately. It’s a great way to use any leftovers from another dinner (sausage, chicken, tomatoes, onion, kale, bacon, even smoked salmon) and it is also fun to make a few different ones when we have friends over for dinner – everyone can try a [...]

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Is there a more comforting food out there than grilled cheese? For lunch or dinner, the warmth and gooeyness of a grilled cheese sandwich is one of my favorite meals to eat. But it doesn’t just need to be basic American…we love making more adult, gourmet versions in our home. Here’s some of our favorites! [...]

Not My Momma’s Veggie Dip Recipe

At every family gathering for many, many years my parents always made my mom’s “Dilly Dip”, a really yummy and zesty vegetable dip that we served with any number of cold vegetables – carrots, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes…anything was instantly better with Dilly Dip. Years ago, I got the famous (and very simple) recipe. [...]

Homemade Pretzel Roll Recipe

On Thanksgiving day I posted a picture on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook of Dan’s contribution to our family’s Thanksgiving dinner – Homemade Pretzel Rolls. I had a number of people comment or email me asking if I could share the recipe, and here it is! Dan got it from his friend Jamie, who slightly modified [...]

Adventures in Sauerkraut Making Part 1

Dan and I took it upon ourselves to make the traditional Nixon family sauerkraut last weekend. We announced that we wanted to do it last year, actually, and so we got all the supplies to do it for Christmas – canning equipment, mandolin slicer, and crocks. We waited patiently for cabbage to be at it’s [...]