Ground beef is one of those ingredients that I like to keep on hand in the freezer for a “just-in-case” night. I don’t usually go beyond the basics when cooking with it, never really venturing out of my comfort zone. It’s either burgers, tacos, casseroles, or meatloaf. Sometimes meatballs, but those are really just mini […]
During the last week of December 2014, our family took a little vacay to Jackson Hole, WY. We’d never been and were hoping to hit up Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Well, 1 out of 2 isn’t so bad. Due to it being winter and all, the south entrance to Yellowstone was […]
Ever have one of those days? You know the one where even opening your eyes in the morning is a struggle?
You get soap in your eyes, and forget to shave the other leg? Traffic on the way to work is especially brutal and you hit every stop light. You forget your lunch at home, and the internet is down at work. Everything is a battle and a crisis. One of those days that you wish you could just stay in bed? Or hide under your desk and eat delicious paleo treats (cookies or brownies).
Am I alive? I might be… I might also be dead and this could be heaven. Because… pork. PORK. Pork all de time. Not just plain old pork, either… maple-sage glazed pork. Only in the last 6 months have I realized how much I love this lean, swiney loin, mostly because of how EASY it […]
I have no idea where this summer is going. Things started off so smooth and fun, then our camper broke (I know!), we got a large project for work that stresses me out every now and then, family visited, my kitchen has been in a perpetual state of yuck, and I’ve been working on a […]
Summer is my least favorite time of the year to cook dinner. Something about it still being light out at 9pm makes me want to stay outside for hours. And that doesn’t bode well for cooking dinner every night. I feel like I’m confined in a cage when I’m inside cooking and everyone is outside […]
Guess what today is? One year ago today, I created my Facebook page. I launched my website on April 9, 2013 (whoops, forgot about that anniversary until just now), and only after receiving quite a few emails asking about a Facebook page did I decide to go ahead and do it, just for fun. Well, […]
A couple weeks ago, I was feeling a bit under the weather. I developed a cough that just wouldn’t go away, which resulted in a sore throat and extremely painful abs (although I assume there is a lovely six-pack under there somewhere by now). The old me was super craving some chicken noodle soup. It’s […]
So, in case you were wondering, I’m still here. I know it’s been way too long since I posted any new recipes, but holy man, the holidays took way more of a toll on me than I was counting on. My in-laws came to town for Christmas but that wasn’t even the rough part. As […]
I remember the first time I ever cooked a turkey. Luckily, it isn’t one of those first-timer experiences that involves a fire truck or inedible food. It was pretty uneventful, for the most part. And the turkey was edible and appeared to be enjoyed by all, whether they were lying or not does not matter […]
Snow is in the forecast, the air is cooler, and it’s still dark at 7:00am. That means it’s time for slowcooker meals that fill the house with delicious aromas and give you that warm, cozy feeling. Unless you have a fireplace, in which case I would suggest using that too, because fireplaces are awesome. I […]