Merry Mix: a better way to Chex Mix

My family makes this savory snack mix every winter. It’s perfect for parties, there’s no measuring, and it can be made for gluten-free eaters with a couple simple modifications. Bonus: no half-used bags of Wheat Chex!

Boiled Cider (a.k.a. Apple Cider Molasses, Cider Syrup, Bottled Autumn)

One ingredient, one pot, and a few hours are all it takes to stock the most amazing natural syrup (a sweetener, a topping, a baking ingredient, a glaze, a beverage concentrate) in your refrigerator for an entire year. Give boiled cider a try now while fresh cider is still plentiful!

Chicken Piccata

This is a recipe I knew before I met Heather and, had she not been a strict vegetarian at the time, one that I no doubt would have made to woo her. It’s delicious, impressive, and very easy to prepare. If you make this for the lady or gentleman of your fancy, it could very [...]

Penne with Two Tomatoes & Mozzarella

So, listen. Heather will probably post some recipes on this site that require dedication, skill, and a certain amount of culinary prowess. Hers will be the recipes of a woman who practically grew up in the kitchen. One who, taught by a master cook, constantly challenges her palate and her skill set, always combining fresh [...]

Homemade Vanilla Extract: Laziest Gift Ever

Making vanilla extract is quite possibly the easiest kitchen DIY project there is. Give it a shot!

Roasted Broccoli for Lazy Jerks

Sometimes, Heather leaves the apartment for a while during mealtime and I am left to my own devices. Now, I can cook—my mama raised me right—and I enjoy it, but sometimes there are more important things to do like play video games or watch The Dark Knight for the second dozenth time. In times like [...]

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