100% Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

100% Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Communicating with my husband for the next three months requires memorizing the Notre Dame football schedule. When questioned what weekend he’d be headed to Milwaukee for a job interview, Ben responded with “Purdue.” When...

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

What is it about submerging food in a vat of hot oil that makes it so irresistible? I’ve met my share of cheese-haters (crazy people), chocolate disdainers (even crazier), and peanut butter nay-sayers (how...

Tilapia Burgers

Tilapia Burgers

Wisconsin is winning me over. I’m not saying I’d sport a cheesehead, I couldn’t name more than two Packers players, and I’ll never refer to a “water fountain” as “the bubbler.” I can’t deny,...

Creamy Basil Pesto

Creamy Basil Pesto

My inner college student will always love free stuff. Be it a flimsy mini-Frisbee better used as an ashtray than for outdoor recreation, a XXXL T-shirt with an obscure business logo, or a poorly-functioning...

Plum Brown Betty

Plum Brown Betty

Dorothy was right. There’s truly no place like home.   Our weekend in Wichita was joyfully jam-packed with the hometown trifecta of family, friends, and food. We boogied at my cousin’s wedding (I had...

Ranger Cookies

Ranger Cookies

Home on the range, here I come!  Though my most recent license plates read Minnesota and Wisconsin, I am a truly Kansas girl. I grew up in Wichita, Kan., as did my parents and...

Southwest Confetti Corn

Southwest Confetti Corn

When it comes to corn, I’m all ears. Oh, my apologies: was that too corny? I’m really having a field day here. Golden earfuls destined to be delicious mouthfuls of Southwest Confetti Corn Summer...

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

We all have our habits. Mine is around four inches in length, contains butter, and tastes great with a cappuccino…the incredible, edible scone. It can be blueberry, maple, or cinnamon; cherry, chocolate chip, or...