Chicago Hot Dogs Recipe

It doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious making your own Chicago dogs only takes a few more minutes than your basic hotdog. You can grill, boil, or steam the hot dogs just don’t forget the toppings. Dice the onions and slice the tomatoes and cucumbers (or you can add a pickle spear if […]

Fun Facts on Popcorn

  Each year Americans consume a whooping 16 billion quarts of popcorn Popcorn can be a healthy whole grain snack depending on how it is cooked Air popped popcorn has only 31Kcal per cup Most of America’s popcorn is grown in the Mid west The peak time to eat popcorn is in the fall maybe […]

Ginger Snaps

  Since I was a kid, ginger snaps have been one of my favorite cookies. Sure, I liked chocolate chip just as much as the next kid, but for me, nothing was better than a fresh, slightly chewy, homemade ginger snap. Over the years, I’ve tested various recipes, trying to perfect the art of the […]

The perfect road trip snack

  When I was growing up, my dad was famous for his caramel corn. He would make this tasty snack for any get together or holiday that we went to. If he didn’t take his caramel corn to some event, there would typically be a small riot as people realized they would not be able […]

Butter Free Popcorn Recipe

  This is a butter free popcorn recipe, it’s much healthier and the flavor is unique, kind of like a mix of salt, vinegar and kettle corn. I usually just throw in the ingredients without measuring but this will give you an idea on proportions – adjust as you like! Your can find more pictures […]

Stuffed & Smoked Jalapeno Peppers

  Or ABT’s as we affectionately call them. For those not in the know ABT stands for Atomic Buffalo Turds. And where that may not sound appetizing the first time you hear it, one taste and you will change your mind immediately. If you do not have access to a smoker these can be easily […]

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

  Last weekend, it seemed as if fall had arrived! I love fall. It’s my favorite season. The leaves turn, sweaters come out of the closet, and pumpkin spiced lattes start showing up on coffee shop menus. It’s also a good season for baking. And there’s nothing more appropriate for fall than pumpkin. These pumpkin […]

Pickled Watermelon Rinds


Vegan Cookies – Spiced Chocolate Chip

  The tantalizing aroma of warm chocolate chip cookies is hard to resist. My mouth waters just at the thought! And since “Nothin’ says lovin’ like something from the oven,” serving a fresh batch is a sure way to earn smiles and hugs. Vegan cookies can be easily made with simple ingredients in your pantry. […]

What to Do with Green Tomatoes? Turn Them into Pickles!

Every year as I prepare my garden for winter, I wonder what to do with green tomatoes. There is a special place in my heart for the little guys that work hard till the end, only to be defeated when the first frost declares “times up!”. In my quest to restore dignity to my little […]