Category: Food

  • Two Handprint Salt Dough Ornament

    Two Handprint Salt Dough Ornament

    While there are several different tutorials out there for salt dough ornaments with one handprint, I wanted to make one that recognized both of my kids to give to our neighborhood babysitter.  After trying out some different methods, this was my most successful attempt, and it turned out perfectly! Yield: two large circular ornaments What […]

  • Toasted Pecan Pie

    Toasted Pecan Pie

    What I Used: 1 nine inch partially pre-baked pie crust 1 cup reg brown sugar 1 cup light Karo corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp salt 4 eggs 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 2 cups pecans + perfect halves for top Mise-en-Place: Lightly beat eggs. Toast pecans on a baking sheet at 400 […]

  • Pumpkin Pie with Painted Leaves

    Pumpkin Pie with Painted Leaves

    After years of trying to make fresh pumpkin puree work in a pie (always seems to taste “squash”-y), I am resigned to the fact that the canned pumpkin pie filling fits the gastronomical tastes of my family and myself best! That being said, I love making this pie “my own,” and here’s how! What I […]

  • Aunt Sarah’s Green Beans

    Aunt Sarah’s Green Beans

    These green beans are absolutely delicious!  They can be served immediately or prepared ahead of time (follow steps 1-3 and store for 1-2 days before finishing). What I Used: 1.5 lbs fresh green beans 5 strips thick-cut bacon Garlic salt to taste 2 Tbsp packed brown sugar 4 Tbsp butter Mise en place Wash green […]

  • Nana’s Mashed Potatoes

    Nana’s Mashed Potatoes

    What I Used: 8 small Idaho potatoes 4 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup half-half 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper Green onion for garnish (1) Wash, peel potatoes. (2) Quarter potatoes, place in large pot. (3) Barely cover with water, cover, bring to a boil on high heat, turn down to medium heat […]