Homemade Chicken Zucchini Noodle Soup

My mom used to make homemade chicken soup often when I was growing up. She always did it completely from scratch starting with homemade chicken stock, and on extra special occasions she'd even make homemade noodles and roll them out by hand for the soup, (and yes... I grew up just a wee bit spoiled with good old fashioned home cooking)! ... Read More

How to Make Homemade Chicken or Turkey Stock

There's nothing like homemade soup made completely from scratch, and it's not nearly as difficult as you might expect. I usually make it in several steps so that it doesn't take too much time all at once. You start with a perfectly roasted chicken (or turkey) for dinner, and with whatever is leftover you create your stock. From there all ... Read More

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

I love it when I get a recipe request from a reader because it always challenges me to come up with something I might not have thought of on my own! This ice cream started with a request for a dairy free pumpkin ice cream which at first I thought would be simple enough. But as I would soon find ... Read More

Cranberry Sweet Potato Stuffing 2 Ways

I made this stuffing 2 different ways because I couldn't decided which way was better, so I figured I'd give you both options and let you choose depending on your dietary needs. First off lets discuss what's awesome about each one, shall we? In the first version it's straight up sweet potatoes with all the usual stuffing ingredients added. It ... Read More

Bryce Canyon Overlooks

I have so many hikes and adventures I want to share with you that I barely even know where to begin, so I thought I'd start with the overlooks in Bryce Canyon National Park. Not everyone wants to slog up and down a river of freezing cold water for 9 hours, (The Narrows in Zion National Park which is 100% ... Read More

Cinnamon Cranberry Apple Crisp

I've spent most of my life pretty much ignoring cranberries until recently. They'd make their once a year appearance in the form of my Cranberry Orange Sauce at Thanksgiving time, and then that'd be it for another year. But little by little they started making their way into my recipes. There's nothing quite like their tart flavor that adds the ... Read More

Browned Butter Maple Sage Roasted Carrots

I used to have this weird habit of going to the gym and watching the Food Network while I worked out. I personally didn't think is was at all strange, but other people sure did. There was this perfect little window of time where I was the only one in the cardio room, (it was a very small gym) and ... Read More

Slow Cooker Spiced Pear Sauce

Ever since I found out you could make applesauce in a slow cooker, I haven't looked back. Not that it takes very long on the stove top, but it does require attention and stirring. Not so with the convenient slow cooker, you just have to put everything in and it does all the work. I usually put a batch in ... Read More