Recipes

Great Northern Bean, Pumpkin and Apple Stew Hurst's Beans

Great Northern Bean, Pumpkin and Apple Stew @HurstBeans

I am always looking for a new way to incorporate beans, specifically Hurst’s Beans, into my menu plan. They are so economical and are an Indiana business with deep roots and loyal fans. In business since 1938, the N.K. Hurst Company has employed Hoosiers and provided bean products for not only the surrounding area- but…

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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Crescent Rolls – As Seen on IndyStyle

Amazing. Fantastic. Please take them away. Oh my Lord. Those were just a few of the responses I got when the crew of IndyStyle descended upon these pumpkin crescent rolls after my last appearance. Of course I made enough to share and, well- they loved them. And why shouldn’t they? They are small, bite-sized, heavenly…

Food Indiana

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Opens 2 NEW Locations in Indianapolis!

This is information shared in collaboration with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and as you know I perform cooking demonstrations in their stores periodically. All opinions shared are my own I am excited to announce that Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is opening up TWO new stores in the Indianapolis area-  West 86th St and East 82nd…

Freeze Sweet Corn

How to Freeze Sweet Corn for Later Eating

It’s August in Indiana and you know what that means- sweet corn is ready! Several of you have asked how I freeze sweet corn for later eating- well here is a NEW way I am doing it! I think I have integrated sweet corn into my cooking in about 100 different ways in the last…

Family Travel

Indiana Caverns

Indiana Caverns -A Great Place to Visit on Fall Break!

We spent the day at Indiana Caverns over the weekend so we could catch the last few hours of a historic dig coordinated by the Indiana State Museum. Both of my sons are budding geologists so anything involving rocks, science of rocks or even better- ice age fossil recoveries- are not to be missed! It’s an…

Country Dairy

Country Dairy Tour #PureMichigan @MilkMeansMore

Country Dairy One of the best ways to immerse yourself in a new place is to do a quick check online to see what agritourism hot spots are in the area where you live or are traveling. From wineries to cheesemongers- chances are there is something to learn wherever you are. Earlier this summer my…

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Netflix Stream Team Night at Our House!

It’s Netflix Stream Team night in our house! What is Stream Team? I have been selected by  Netflix to share what my family watches and why. From catching up on Scandal to a variety of Disney XD shows we give Netflix a workout. We watch as a family on ‘themed nights’ like: movies about sports…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

September Post Wrap Up!

September Post Wrap Up! I realized the other day that in the month of September alone I posted more than the previous 2 months combined and that might present a problem. I don’t want you to be inundated with daily emails with my updates and I also don’t want my posts to get buried as…