Easy Homemade Chicken Stock (Slow Cooker Method)

I think I should change this blog to “Soup Lovers Anonymous.” I hope you like soup at least one tenth as much as I do. To continue on our soup loving adventure, I bring you chicken stock. The food blogging world has been abuzz with the use of chicken wings instead of leftover carcass or…

Homemade Healthy Banana Chocolate “Ice Cream”

Charlotte and I are a good team in the kitchen. She chops, whisks, stirs and blends. And she is a pretty patient toddler overall. I told her I needed her help making banana ice cream, and she was happy to comply. (Big surprise right?) I was floored by how creamy and delicious this turned out….

Homemade Vegetable Stock

The kitchen is such a place of refuge for me and more often than I can remember lately, we have been making soup. The vast majority of recipes I’m pinning or bookmarking or marking in my cookbooks are soups. Blame it on the gloomy end of winter here in central Texas. And what’s the main…

Delectable Homemade Green Machine (Green Juice) Recipe

My daughter loooves “green juice” from just about any of the vendors who sell it. I figured I could try my hand using frozen fruit, some juice and a little spinach. She absolutely adores our version that I bring her every day when I get her from school. The secret, apple juice. I’d never used…

Carrot Cutie Smoothie

Charlotte and I love our smoothies. I always try to have at least one veggie in them and she’s usually a fan whatever the color. This one did not disappoint with its bright orange hue. The flavor produced is fresh and easy to drink. Cuties, or mandarin oranges make great smoothie additions because you can…

Maple Orange Spiced Spiral Cut Ham

I fell in love with this glaze. I got the recipe from America’s Test Kitchen and haven’t changed a thing. The orange is such a wonderful flavor for ham. It was different but oh-so-complimentary. And the black pepper and cinnamon just take the glaze over the top. Another wonderful aspect to the recipe is 1/3…

Lemon Honey Panna Cotta

Josephine is getting awfully close to 2 months old and we hadn’t had anyone over for dinner since her birth. It’s not hard to wonder why. Babies take a lot of work and they are extremely unpredictable. Last night we had a few friends over for a belated holiday dinner of sorts. It went as…

Maple Honey Pecan Almond Granola

Happy new year! We recently returned from a wonderful trip to Colorado for Christmas visiting family and we miss the family presence, their conversation, and also the warmth of their home. They have so many cozy comfortable nooks to read or drink a cup of coffee or tea. I curled up as much as possible…

Garlicy Chicken Lentil Soup

Mmmmm this soup. Garlic abound, tons of flavor and just wonderful. It reminds me of what I’d order at a deli in New York. It warms your soul. You should make it. Oh, and it’s so cheap! Chicken thighs and lentils will not break the bank in the least. I didn’t modify it from skinny…