Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Halloween inevitably brings pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving means roasted pumpkin seeds.  We’ve got pumpkin carving down to a science at our house.  They kids and I dream up what we want on our pumpkins all day long this usually involves some googling for pictures to copy.  Derek does all the knife work after watching…

Roasted Artichokes

I love artichokes and so do my kids.  In the past I have always either microwaved or steamed artichokes, but it takes forever.  I came across this Cooks Illustrated recipe for roasted artichokes and I now only do them this way.  There’s a little more prep on the front end, but they cook in just…

Ginger Molasses Cookies

One year around the holidays back in the law school/ PA school days a bunch of the “law wives” as I referred to ourselves got together to bakes cookies.  Amy Gillis bought her family’s ginger molasses cookie recipe.  I had never made ginger molasses cookies, but they were good and fun and just different.  I’ve…

Pork Loin and Apple Compote

I love when my crock pot makes dinner for me; however, I don’t know that most of the stuff I make in my crock pot are meals that I really love.  I feel like meats often have a weird textures and crock pot stuff often becomes one big soupy conglomeration. My apple tree is on…

Hawaiian Haystacks

These aren’t hard and everyone knows how to make them, right?  Perhaps, with their own spin.  Before Derek and I had kids he felt like Hawaiian Haystacks were a luxury probably because I never made them.  A good friend of mine knew how much he loved them and would invite us over whenever it was…