Warm Brussel Barley Salad with Dried Cherries & Pecans


Next week is our 5 year wedding anniversary so we decided to enjoy a Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving to celebrate. However, the idea of being away from my kitchen on Thanksgiving this year has had me craving those traditional flavors for a couple of weeks now. Memories of waking up bright and early to pat the…

TexMex Soft Tacos


We do have Taco Tuesdays at my house but may also have Taco Thursday or Friday or Monday for that matter. Basically as far as our household is concerned, tacos are acceptable any day that ends in “y”. Most soft tacos are served authentic street taco style nowadays with small double corn tortillas grilled then…

Makoto Ginger Salmon Bibimbap


Radishes have been thriving at the farm in this cool weather of late and it set a craving in me for a light fresh dish to breakup all the cozy foods I’ve been cooking lately. In my work share I very gratefully received a few of those beautiful radishes and was pumped to build a…

Graveyard Dip


Halloween 2016 was the fist official Halloween in my new hood, and I was wicked excited about it. We decorated our driveway, made chili and layer dip, spiked cider, and even carried our fire pit down so we could keep toasty while handing out candy. The graveyard dip is a fun way to add a…