Homemade Dilly Tartar Sauce

I have never eaten so many fish sticks in my entire life.  With our schedules and picky eaters, fish sticks are the magic combination of convenience, healthy (I serve them with baked french fries and edamame), and deliciousness – at least one day a week. I pop them into the oven when I get home,…

Freezing Kale

Is kale still all the craze?  I was a little late to that party… too many hours in food service arranging the near-plastic green stuff around salad bars and catering trays. And even though I had conceded to eat it, my kale consumption was largely restricted to kale chips and a heartier version of Chard…

Crocodile Chips (aka.: Refrigerator Pickles)

I was never a huge pickle fan until I ran across this recipe years ago in New York.  I was working at a restaurant called Bubby’s Pie Company, and they threw these “quick pickles” together in the summertime to go with their brioche cheeseburgers.  They are sweet, crunchy, spicy and tangy.  It’s great when you…

Perfect Pie Crust

I know, from speaking with some of my friends and clients, that people find pie crust a little intimidating.  My grandma was a big pie maker.  My cousins and I have been making pie crust from scratch since we were in the single digits, so it’s took me a while to really understand this.  Pie-making…

Home Made Chicken Stock

Whether you are roasting a whole chicken, deboning for stir fry, or just have a bucket of bones from KFC… chicken stock is super easy to make and is really worth the time. I’ve said it before, farmers have a philosophy of “waste not, want not”.  That goes double for me when it comes to…

Make the most of your fall squash

Every year, I like to grow or buy a bunch of squashes and bake them up for using the rest of the year. I have a few favorite squashes I always get, and sometimes I add a couple new ones just to test them out.  Last year my husband saw me baking up my all-time…