No More Pie, Serve Rhubarb Cake

My Rhubarb Jungle Gardening may not be your hobby. However, at our house we seem to have endless rhubarb.  This stuff is hearty and gigantic.  Truly you might think we were growing pumpkins if it were the season. So what is a lady to do with endless stalks of vibrant rhubarb? Bake cakes of course.  […]

Sweet Corn Fusion Elotes Pasta

Mexican Street Corn Elotes are Mexican street corn.  Normally, eaten straight from the cob.  Since that is a tad messy, this recipe is all of that flavor but less mess.  Adding pasta so this can be considered more of a filling main dish.  That and Susie is generally against corn.  So pasta is one way of […]

Forget Sugar Cookies, Frost Ube Cookies

Not Just A Purple Cookie Sugar cookies are great.  We especially love those super soft pillowy ones with the colorful thick frosted tops.  Well, we are here to tell you that softness can be found with sweet potatoes.  A softness we found from ube treats at Warm Belly. This recipe is partly inspired by their ube […]

Spring Stuffed Alfredo Shells

Spring Produce = Asparagus Let’s be honest, spring isn’t here yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t find my favorite produce.  The beginning of the seasonal spring offerings are here.  Last week, I found skinny asparagus popping up so as usual I buy what I like.  Then comes the question of what do I cook with […]

Raspberry Mahogany: A Luscious Snack Cake

When Cake Delivery Isn’t An Option The best thing in the world is having cake delivered to your house.  Take it from us, surprise cake is the best cake.  The one downside is that giving someone cake means having to make an entire cake.  Downsizing a baking recipe is really hard to do well.  Never […]

Raspberry Pear Limeade

Refreshing Limeade Let me start off by saying that I LOVE made from scratch lemonade!!  Which is a weird way to start a recipe post about limeade, but my love of lemonade really bleeds over to all ades.  It’s that tart sweet taste that I really love and ades just fit the bill.  So, when I’m […]

Not Your Mama’s White Bread

Creating The Ultimate White Bread I’m a recipe tinker-er. If I find a recipe I want to try and it doesn’t work, I’ll tinker with it until it does. So, this recipe comes from a desire for perfect white bread. I’m a huge fan of what King Arthur Flour does, but their recipes don’t always come […]

3 Tricks For Perfect Pierogi

Make Your Own Pierogi Pierogi seem to be one of those dishes that few people make from scratch.  A little similar to fresh pasta there is technique involved, but with a pasta machine these delicious dumplings are worth the time and effort.  We went with a not so standard savory filling.  Generally you find pierogi with a […]

There Is No Pair – Pear Bread

Don’t Forget The Pear As fruits go, pears tend to be overlooked.  They don’t seem to be as popular as the apple, orange or banana.  Yet, you will find them in many a fruit juice secretly lurking by adding their sweetness.  Apples are the American fruit, but the pear is equally delicious.  Their addition to this […]

My Name Is Alison And I Have A Problem

Confession Time We’ve had such weird weather this fall, I mean its December 3rd and it’s 50 degrees in Chicago of all places. The land of the crazy wind chill and bad, blustery, cold, snowy winters. We did already have snow once this year, but it just hasn’t felt like winter. That too could be […]

In the Kitchen: Fall Recipes 10/6/17

Perfect Fall Recipes So let’s start something new!!  While I love making my own recipes, there are times when just like everyone else I find a recipe.  I hope that these fall recipes will be what you are looking for too.  When finding recipes, I either make it work for me or just give it […]

Pure Spoon For Perfect Carrot Cake Muffins

I’m here to tell you about Pure Spoon, a line of organic purees for kids!  Normally I don’t cover food for kids, but this seemed way too perfect to pass up.  My niece and nephew are nearly 2 and 4.   Sometimes I spoil them with toys, but I know that their parents and I […]