Recipes

Cinnamon Baked Chicken with Raita Dipping Sauce and Golden Rice

Cinnamon Baked Chicken with Raita Dipping Sauce and Golden Rice  ~Repost from 2011 with updated recipe steps and edits~ Sometimes you just want to shake things up a bit, make something different but when you read the recipe you ask yourself “What is this? Where do I get that? How much is this going to…

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…

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…

Whatever Life Brings...

Brittany Maynard Cancer

The End Of Life~ Brittany Maynard Cancer and Ending your Life with Dignity~ My Perspective

The Brittany Maynard Cancer story has been on my mind and whereas this is not my usual post I felt it was worth talking about. In the last 12 weeks I have been dealing with something. Again. I am not ready to talk about it other than to say that it is ruling every portion…

Bonefish Grill Fall Crush Menu

Bonefish Grill Fall Crush Menu 2014

Last night my family and I had the opportunity to taste the NEW Fall Crush menu at Bonefish Grill. Bonefish is one of our favorite places to eat in Greenwood (yes, it’s a chain and yes, it’s worth a visit). I have to say, I was impressed. I am going to share a few photo’s…