Thumbprint Cookies

I love when I am cooking up something yummy for my friends and family. There is a certain satisfaction in it all. In years past, I have baked dozens of cookies to share with my husband’s co-workers. They were not just any cookie. They were one of the best cookies I’ve ever tasted and have become my go-to when a gift of food is called for. I have had people casually mention that Christmas was coming as a reminder they hoped so were the cookies.

Mexican Rice

  I have learned a few new things about cooking while watching the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. One of those things was a method for cooking fluffy rice. I tried it with this Mexican rice recipe and it worked like a dream. Once the rice and liquid came to a boil, I wrapped…

Oh My, Let’s Eat Pie!

I have been at some Thanksgiving gatherings that had almost enough pie that each person could have their very own. Pumpkin, Apple, and Coconut Cream were always on my family’s menu while growing up. There are really so many to choose from, but as of late, a new one has made its way to our table.

Roasted Veggies with Seasoned Cannellini Beans

Recently, I ran across a four-part series on Netflix called Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. This beautifully filmed documentary took me to some new places, introduced me to some interesting people, and taught me a few things along the way. Not only that, it also inspired me to think about food differently while challenging me to…

Applesauce Cake

Applesauce has almost magical properties when it comes to baking. Fat, eggs, and sugar can be reduced or even, replaced with the addition of applesauce to a recipe. Add it to a few other basic staples from your pantry and you have cake! It is my go-to when a quick sweet treat is required. and…

Homemade Applesauce

Apple season has come to the Schell household. We have two trees and they are loaded. I wish I could tell you what variety they are, but I can’t. Mom and Dad planted the trees and they now reside in heaven making communication with them a little bit difficult. All I know is they taste…