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My Favorite Dinner Rolls (aka Granny Buns)

Whole roll

Well, it’s high time I posted a new bread recipe (and not just re-post one like I did the other day with my sourdough). Since my Homemade Hamburger Buns post is by far the most popular post on my blog, I figure people must be into making bread. Okay, well at least making hamburger buns.  This recipe for Homemade Dinner Rolls has been a favorite of mine for a long, long time. Like, as long as I can remember. My grandma (aka Granny) has been making these FOREVER. Hence, I have probably been eating them since I was old enough to eat … Read more…

Roasted Winter Squash Pie

Squash pie slice

Despite my annual CSA coming to an end several weeks ago, I still had some vegetables taking up valuable kitchen real estate. These included a small acorn squash and a medium butternut squash. I knew I could simply roast them up or turn them into soup, but I had other (sweeter) plans for theses babies. On my recent trip, a family friend brought a carrot pie to a family dinner (which by the way, YUM. I will definitely have to try to make that someday!) That got me thinking about other creative ways to turn regular old vegetables into delicious … Read more…

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

No matter how many delicious foods I make at home, whether savory or sweet, nothing gets my husband raving about my cooking skills like my Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs. It is pretty much what earned me the Domestic Dreamboat nickname around our house. So why exactly does Hubby rave about my hard boiled eggs anyway? I mean, aren’t hard boiled eggs like, the easiest thing ever to make? And aren’t all hard boiled eggs the same anyway? Well, as it turns out, not exactly. I’m sure you’ve all had a bad hard boiled egg. You know the ones – slightly rubbery … Read more…

Post Do-Over: The Ultimate Sourdough Bread

Buttered sourdough with watermark

My first post for The Ultimate Sourdough Bread was the first recipe I ever posted on this blog. I think that goes to show how much I love this recipe – there was nothing else I wanted to post before this one. But looking back at that original post, I cringe a little bit. The photos are horrible (and I’ll admit, I’m still definitely learning, but at least these are better), and I wanted to slightly adjust the directions on the recipe. Overall, I love this recipe so much that I wanted it to get another chance, and hopefully meet … Read more…

Spicy Stir-Fried Singapore Noodles

Spicy Stir-Fried Singapore Noodles

Well, time to get back on the saddle again after a long break. It’s been so long I almost feel like I’ve forgotten how to write a blog post! Well, the good news is that I pretty much just make it up as I go along anyway, so I guess there’s not much to forget after all. Here it goes… Today we’re making Spicy Stir-Fried Singapore Noodles. One of my 2 year old’s favorite jokes is “Singapore Noodles Sing”. She has numerous others too, including “Porcupines eat pork” and “Triangles say ‘Good Try’” – all of which she made up … Read more…

Home at Last from the Longest Trip EVER

Mountains

It’s official. I am finally back in Wisconsin, and will be for the foreseeable future. My trip, AKA the longest trip I have ever taken, is over. As a refresher, that was a flight to Nova Scotia, where I stayed for 2 weeks. A 6 day drive back to Wisconsin. A 6 day travel “break” in which I spent running errands and going to appointments. Then a 7 day drive to Calgary, where I spent 5 days. Then a short drive up to Edmonton where I spent another 2 weeks (including a 2 day side trip to the mountains), and … Read more…

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Pasta is a food that most people like. There are tons of variations, and it can be really quick and easy to make. Unfortunately, it sometimes gets a bad reputation for being unhealthy, or “fattening”. The good news is that pasta (like most foods) can easily fit into a healthy diet, assuming portion sizes are reasonable. Did you know that one serving of pasta is only 1/2 cup, cooked? That is a pretty small amount. If you went to a restaurant, you’d likely get at least 4 times that amount, if not way more. That can be a whole day’s worth … Read more…

Road Trip with a Toddler, Version 2.0

Beach 1

Guess what, I’m back home in Wisconsin, which means I survived the 26+ hour road trip from Nova Scotia with my parents and my 2 year old. Everyone survived, and there was no screaming or yelling (at least, not much).  However, I was a delinquent Mom/blogger/wife and did not (despite the constant reminders from Hubby) take any pictures on the road (at least on my camera. To my defense, I did snap a few on my smartphone). But I did take some in Nova Scotia.  Our route was as follows: the cottage in Nova Scotia, through New Brunswick. We crossed the … Read more…

Smoky Chipotle Burgers with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Smoky chipotle burger

Burgers are one of those things that anyone can like. It’s because they’re versatile. Anyone can find something they like. Whether it is traditional, with minimal toppings or loaded with unusual toppings like fried eggs or peanut butter. You can even take your pick of meat choices – beef of course is standard. You can also choose from turkey, chicken, or fish. I would say this Smoky Chipotle Burger with Homemade BBQ Sauce is the middle of the road. It’s a step up from your basic fast food burger, but not loaded with fancy toppings either.  The patties for this burger are … Read more…

Greek Tzatziki Dip with Cucumber and Dill

Tzatziki

I’m in week two of vacation right now. I have now written exactly 2 blog posts since leaving home. I thought I would write more, but it turns out I am in full on relax-o mode. Oh well, so be it. That’s what happens when there is a beach right outside your front door. I also wanted to share some pictures that I’ve taken here, but it turns out that I forgot my camera cable, so there is no way for me to get my photos from camera, to the blogoshpere. So you will all have to wait until I … Read more…