My First Attempt at Canning: Sweet & Spicy Tomato Jam

Canning

I made and canned jam for the first time! Food for thought… why is it called canning and not jarring? Anyway… I LOVE tomatoes and this time of year we are up to our ears in beautiful local ones. So, yesterday I decided to jump right into this canning stuff. I had about a quart

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“Food in Jars” – Learning about Canning

Food in Jars

While I’ve been cooking for most of my life, canning and preserving is not a skill that I’ve spent much time on in the past. But this summer I am starting to dabble in it a bit. So far I’ve made strawberry rhubarb jam, spicy dill pickles, and quick kimchi (all of which I kept

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Put the frying pan away! Fry bacon in the OVEN.

Why you should fry bacon in the oven

While I generally try to eat healthy, bacon is one of life’s little luxuries that I still like to enjoy in moderation. However, if you fry bacon in the oven it is a huge improvement over frying it in a pan. Ever since I discovered this method, I’ve been eating a lot more bacon (which

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Five Ingredient Bacon, Cucumber, & Tomato on Flatbread

Bacon, Cucumber, Tomato Flatbread

OK. Here we go! As promised… here is my first ever Five Ingredient Foodie recipe! This recipe is so easy that almost all of the ingredients are in the name of the dish, including the bacon! Below the recipe you will find an explanation of why I picked this dish to share with you. Bacon,

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The Five Ingredient Objective

The Five Ingredient Objective

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the processed food industry lately and about how the creative marketing of processed foods has brought about an alarmingly unhealthy American society in which cooking for ourselves and our families is considered a chore. I think I have a solution – five ingredient recipes that everyone can

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