We eat a lot of spinach. It’s one of our favorite vegetables. We eat sautéed spinach as a side with at least a few breakfasts, lunches, or dinners each week. As delicious as sautéed spinach is, sometimes we need a little variety.
So, in the excitement of all the holiday cooking, I decided to try my hand at spinach soufflé. How hard could it be, right? Honestly, it’s not that hard–if you have a mixer. I can whip egg white by hand, but the mixer makes it so much easier! The real trick, is patience. Be patient with your egg whites and you shall be rewarded. Give this recipe a try. You’ll see what I mean.
It’s the day before Thanksgiving! Are you hosting guests? We won’t have as many family members as last year, but we are hosting again and we’re been planning what to cook for breakfasts, lunches and dinners around the Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. This recipe requires more time and effort than most omelette recipes, but it’s a perfect way to impress your special holiday guests the Friday or Saturday after turkey day. Continue reading →
Applesauce was something that I grew up enjoying, but only out of small, plastic containers. As I grew older, I stopped enjoying the treat, and assumed I didn’t like it anymore. Heather encouraged me for almost a year to try her homemade applesauce, but I always turned it down saying I wasn’t “an applesauce person.” That was stupid on my part.
Thankfully, last autumn, she made it anyway. This applesauce is delicious, and I look forward to the times when she cooks it up at home. Better yet, it’s really easy. I hope you’ll take the time to make it as well; it’s a delicious homemade treat that’s way better than the stuff that’s pre-packaged in plastic. Continue reading →
Last Thanksgiving, we were brave and hosted both of our families in our little house. It was a fabulous time, albeit pretty cramped. We made everything within our food choices, and even brewed some homemade cider for the occasion. You can read a little more about it here.
One of the creations from that holiday was this stuffing. It’s made with my corn-less corn bread, and US Wellness Meats sugar free pork breakfast sausage. I’m sure you could buy some ground pork and season it and come up with a decent stuffing, but I’m fairly confident that this is the secret ingredient. I was a bit baffled by the response to this stuffing (it’s good, but I totally made it up), but after returning to the recipe a year later, it still holds up. Sometimes you just get lucky. I hope you’ll enjoy it as well. Continue reading →
Growing up, corn was a regular part of my diet. Corn was my favorite vegetable; little did I know it was actually a grain. We ate it all sorts of ways–grilled corn on the cob, frozen corn microwaved and seasoned with salt and butter, creamed corn over mashed potatoes, cornbread, etc. My absolute favorite was cornbread. Those dense, slightly sweet squares of golden goodness never lasted long.