For those still holding fast to new year’s resolutions to lose weight or just eat healthier in 2012 — you can do it! And you can enjoy these healthy apple bran muffins. Natalie and I made them yesterday and they are surprisingly good. Josue even liked them — a lot! I found the recipe on … Continue reading Apple Pecan Bran Muffins
One of my favorite things about fall is making applesauce. Canning homemade applesauce has been a family tradition as long as I can remember. Growing up with my grandparents, we had 50 acres of apple trees in our backyard. We didn’t maintain the orchard, so the apples weren’t always pretty, but they were perfect for … Continue reading Fall = Time For Homemade Applesauce!
I love going to the farmers’ market – being outside and seeing the colorful variety of fresh produce, bread, meats, eggs and spices. I can hardly wait to get home and cook. Plus, everything is grown in Oklahoma, so it tastes so good! One thing I enjoy about the Cherry Street Farmers’ Market in Tulsa … Continue reading Recipes Inspired by the Farmers’ Market
Happy Fourth of July everyone! A couple people have let me know that 208 years after the Declaration of Independence, Ronald Reagan established another important holiday in July — National Ice Cream month (thanks Emily and Aunt Sue Ellen!). I didn’t know about the holiday when I decided to make 30 types of homemade ice … Continue reading I Don’t Have Ice Cream… But I Have Pizza!
Today is day #2 in my month of ice cream. I was talking to a coworker about the difference between gelato and ice cream. She called her Italian mom to find out more about gelato. It turns out that gelato is not just the Italian word for ice cream as I had always thought. It’s normally made with … Continue reading Ice Cream or Gelato?
Today I made a very exciting discovery. Are you ready for it? After years of trying different seasoning combinations and cooking techniques, I realized (thanks to all the input I received on my Quest for the Perfect Burger post a few months back) that the secret to the perfect burger is actually IN THE MEAT! … Continue reading The Secret’s In The Meat!
With my sister’s wedding coming up in just a few weeks, I’ve been trying to cut out a lot of the carbs from my diet. Eating fewer carbs has been surprisingly easy. Coming up with family-friendly meals that are low in carbs has been more difficult. I’ve been eating a lot of stir fry without … Continue reading Low-carb Lasagna