Tag: food-make-cook-eat

Advent Calendar Day 17

Advent Calendar Day 17

Welcome to my 2017 advent calendar! Each day, I’ll have something new and special here for you. Some of the treats might be good for one day only–like a free book on Amazon!–and others will be more mundane blog entries like Christmas recipes. I’d recommend […]

Advent Calendar Day 15

Advent Calendar Day 15

Welcome to my 2017 advent calendar! Each day, I’ll have something new and special here for you. Some of the treats might be good for one day only–like a free book on Amazon!–and others will be more mundane blog entries like Christmas recipes. I’d recommend […]

Baking with Kids: Pineapple Carrot Cake

Baking with Kids: Pineapple Carrot Cake

Today is my birthday and like a lot of moms out there, I have to make my own  birthday cake. Luckily, I really enjoy baking. Sometimes I enjoy it a lot more by myself, but with two little girls eager to be Just Like Mom […]

A Different Take on Tacos: Spinach and Potato Filling – Recipes I want to try

A Different Take on Tacos: Spinach and Potato Filling – Recipes I want to try

This looks like an easy dinner idea for those nights when I’ve written all day. Try this at your own risk. After I’ve given it a go, I’ll tweak it or add notes. Please, feel free to give me some input and if you try […]

Nutrition Superstars: 25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

Nutrition Superstars: 25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

I’m not a huge fan of the whole idea of superfoods. It always feels more like a marketing gimmick than nutritional advice. Eat kale every day and live until you’re 120! Drown yourself in pomegranate juice and never feel tired again! That’s not how food […]

The Noon Meal

The Noon Meal

Recently in the Pioneer Hearts Facebook Group there was a discussion about something that quickly became controversial, in a mild lover of history way. Is it historically correct to call the noon meal lunch or dinner? And what exactly is the difference between dinner and […]

Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking

One thing I really wanted to do on the big trip my family took this summer was do as much cooking over a fire as possible, both because it’s something I genuinely enjoy and also as a bit of hands on research for my books. So […]

Christian Cowboy Caviar

Christian Cowboy Caviar

One of the great challenges of summertime cooking is just how dang hot it gets in the kitchen! Fried chicken is a picnic classic, but it also means sweating over a frying pan. Everybody loves potato salad, but nobody really enjoys boiling potatoes. Fresh fruit […]

Cupcakes for Two

Cupcakes for Two

The other day my daughters were invited to visit their grandparents by themselves.  That meant that I and Dear Husband were at home alone, without any children.  My first impulse was to do all the things that I think I want to do but can’t […]

American Flag Rice Krispie Treats

American Flag Rice Krispie Treats

When I was a little kid, I had a belief that I suspect a lot of other children shared: things that looked pretty tasted better. A cake with fancy frosting decorations, a candy with bright colors, a sundae artfully topped in whipped cream and sprinkles, […]