On Being a Cook… At Home


Home cooks. Competition cooks. Personal chefs. Professional chefs. Television chefs. Restaurant chefs. Which one are you? Last week I had the pleasure of spending three days at Maple Leaf Farms in Leesburg, Indiana with people from all over the country who all share one thing in common – our love of food (specifically, our love […]

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway from Indiana Family of Farmers (Sponsored)

KitchenAid Giveaway from Indiana Family of Farmers

Indiana Family of Farmers is sponsoring a giveaway of a 5 Quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer to one person who completes a quick survey about food safety and farming.   This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you will be redirected to a separate webpage to […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Countertop Appliances

Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Countertop Appliances - Hamilton Beach Immersion Blender

These are a few of my favorite things… This holiday gift guide is all about kitchen countertop appliances. Some are no-brainers (immersion blender) and some are very niche (sous vide) but they all have something in common – they make our culinary lives easier. Read about my experiences with each item below, and note that […]

Holiday Gift Guide: His and Hers Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

Holiday Gift Guide His and Hers Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

Looking for stocking stuffer gifts for your foodie friends? John and I created this list to show what kitchen tools and gadgets we can’t live without. Before I even asked John for his list of favorite kitchen tools and gadgets, I could almost pick exactly which ones he would list. Cooking together makes it easy […]

Summer canning planning

Summer canning planning

I have canning fever, for real. The Broad Ripple Farmers Market opens on Saturday, and I couldn’t be more excited! It was my main source of produce for my canning projects last year. As I start to realize that the season is approaching again, I decided to put together an inventory list, and then I […]

Homemade Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Treats

Peanut Butter and Applesauce Dog Treats

I love my pups, but I’ve never made treats for them before. As I learn to treat myself better through food, I figured I ought to do the same for them, too. Dollar and Brandy were so excited, it’s almost like they knew what was going into the mixer was for them. And with it […]

20 Equipment and Utensil Essentials for Starter Kitchens

Dollar and spoon, a portrait

We all have to start somewhere when it comes to home cooking. Kitchens take years to build (unless you’re cash money), and for all good reasons they should – you need time to learn how to use the equipment that you want to purchase. Don’t buy the expensive stainless-steel pots and pans until you learn […]