Category Archives: american
How was your new years celebration last week? I barely made it to midnight and only a few minutes past, but we rang in the new year with lots of noise, a midnight kiss and some martinellis. We celebrated the evening with lots of delicious snacks and appetizers instead of a big main dish with […]
A few Saturday nights ago at our church we had an activity, it was named Ugly Sweater and Tie Pie Night (try to say that fast 3 times). I was debating what pie to take and choose a creation of apples and pineapple guavas with a crumb topping.
Sometimes my recipes are developed because I have ingredients in my fridge that I want to use before they go bad. That is how this recipe came about. I had bananas ripen, blueberries waiting, and almond milk partially used. Previous I had made banana blueberry bread so why not make banana blueberry ice cream, I […]
Tomato season means to me a great BLT sandwich. This recipe takes the BLT to a higher step and it is worth the reach. I am already planning on having it again and again and again. Fried Green Tomatoes Bacon Lettuce Sandwich 2 – 3 slices fried green tomatoes 2 slices cooked bacon 3 or […]
I love pancakes. Who doesn’t love pancakes? Right? They are great for breakfast and they are great when we have breakfast for dinner. I grew up and am used to always using a pancake mix like bisquick or krusteaz. And I’ll probably use those some times still. But when I want to take just a […]
Do you have tomatoes growing in your garden? One of the sweetest treats is a fresh cherry tomato just picked and popped into your mouth. The sweet juices squirting and filling your taste buds with absolute deliciousness. I can eat cherry tomatoes like candy, sometimes it is just hard to stop. I love a fresh […]
One of the things I have discovered about living in California is our fruit trees produce and fruit ripens about 1 month ahead of fruit in Utah and Idaho. I still get surprised when it is the middle to end of July and my peaches and pears are ready to be preserved. I always remember […]
I love Arby’s. I usually get the same thing whenever we go to Arby’s, a regular beef and cheddar sandwich. And of course you can’t forget the curly fries. No matter how much I try to resist, if we are at Arby’s, I just can’t say no to the curly fries. I have wanted to […]
If you are from Idaho, you spell potatoe with an e, if you are from anywhere else you drop the e. So I guess you can tell where I originate from. I never liked sweet potatoes growing up, I found them quite nasty tasting. My elementary school cafeteria would serve this plop of something that […]
In my church we have activities to unite the members and promote friendship. Sometimes those activities are on Sunday right after church; these activities have received various names – “Break the Fast”, “Linger Longer” and “Munch and Lunch”. Almost every church activity involves food, particularly pot luck.
I am not going to lie, this recipe is very time consuming. This recipe ended up taking me about 2 and a half days because I was at work during the days, and slept at night, so I could only do 1 or 2 layers a day. If you are at home full time this will only […]
Nate’s brother got married a week ago. The wedding was in southern/central utah so we had a little bit to drive to get there. But it was a beautiful ceremony. The bride and groom both looked absolutely amazing. After the wedding, lots of pictures and driving back to Orem the family wanted to go to […]
I have learned to love pulled pork since I worked at Legends Grille on BYU campus. One of my favorites was my altered Cubano sandwich – because I didn’t really like pickles or mustard I would make it with the pulled pork, ham, swiss cheese and top it all with barbeque sauce. We got 50% […]
One of the first dishes I remember making on my own was during my freshman year in college, baked carrots.
Memorial Day, it is more than just a time for BBQs with family or friends. Almost every Memorial Day, while I was growing up our family visited and decorated grave sites with home grown flowers; like peonies, lilacs, and roses.