Indoor Herb Garden Kits and Ideas

If you do any baking or cooking at all, you will find recipes calling for “two tablespoons of fresh, snipped chives,” or “1/4 cup of fresh dill.”  And so you go to the cupboard, find the 12-year-old tin of chives that fell behind the sugar bowl the last time you had baked potatoes, and you cross your fingers and sprinkle.  Amirite? Of course I am. …

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs on Cutting Board

Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

What doesn’t bacon make better? It’s a hit in these Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs. I’ve brought these to many a party and get-together, and have yet to take one home. You’ll see other recipes around, but mine have a secret ingredient that makes all the other flavors pop! Deviled eggs are something of a staple around here. If you’re going low-carb, Paleo, or some other …

Kansas Bierocks

Kansas Bierocks Recipe

If you’ve never had a bierock (we pronounce it BEER-OCK in Kansas where I grew up), you are really missing a treat. This authentic Kansas Bierocks Recipe using ground beef comes from Ellis, Kansas, center of the Germans-from-Russia (Volga-Deutsch) settlements that sprung up all over Kansas and Nebraska in the 1870s. I am very proud of my Volga-Deutsch heritage. Frankly, it distresses me when I …

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie

Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie Recipes

When a recipe is practically perfect, I don’t mess with it, and this one is.  The only thing I added is a high-altitude Boston Cream Pie version for my mountain friends.  Otherwise, this is the tried-and-true Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie recipe tested by Cook’s Illustrated (a fine publication, and highly recommended.) Read the Best Cooking Magazine Ever – Cook’s Illustrated Read the Best Cooking …