corn on the cob - how to boil

Want to know how long to boil corn on the cob? This no-fail method will make sure you never have to search for the best way to cook corn on the cob again.


Balsamic Green Beans and Onions Recipe

I love green beans basically any way a person could cook them. But sometimes I like to mix it up a little bit, and make something a little more exciting than just adding butter, salt, and pepper. I made this dish as a side to our main course when my in-laws were visiting recently, and


Easy Chilled Cucumber Salad 1

This easy chilled cucumber salad recipe is another of my family’s favorite super-simple recipes, and since the cucumbers at the Amish market have been absolutely beautiful, we’ve been happily munching this for months now. It comes together in just a few minutes, and it’s a great addition to dinner, but the leftovers are even better


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I made these slightly-chewy rainbowy snack “drops” for my kiddos using nothing but fruits, veggies, coconut butter, my trusty vitamix 750 (have I mentioned it yet? No? I LOVE it.), and my fantabulous Excalibur dehydrator. Got veggies? Got a blender? Got a dehydrator (or possibly an oven on low temp, but I haven’t tried that)?


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This week’s cookbook review had me walking out of the grocery store with bags full of artichokes, tomatoes, cured meat, and mushrooms. I could tell it was going to be a delicious week.


Paleo Cauliflower Hummus

This book. Is. A. Gamechanger. There are books explaining the hows and whys of Paleo, which might have a few recipes. Then there are cookbooks with lots of Paleo recipes and full-color photos, and usually a brief introduction and maybe a shopping list or “how to stock your pantry” type feature. But Practical Paleo by


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Maybe 2 years ago, my mother-in-law gave me this cookbook, A Harvest of Pumpkins and Squash. I love fall, fall weather, fall foods… so I’ve enjoyed leafing through it and finding inspiration in its pages. Until this weekend though, I’m not sure I had actually made a recipe from the book as it was written!


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A little while back, I found these zucchini tots on Pinterest and thought to myself, “Dang if I don’t like me some zucchini. I bet these are the bee’s knees!” Or something along those lines anyway. Rayna got the idea from Kelsey at The Naptime Chef (here are her Zucchini Bites) and wow. Hers look


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I was so excited to try this recipe from Real Simple. I’m a sucker for lemony things, skin-on chicken, and any excuse to eat roasted garlic. The first time was a bust though. I’ve cooked lemon slices like this before (the original recipe has you put them in the bottom of the baking dish), and


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I’m not a big fan of KIWI magazine – it’s one of those natural parenting types which would be nice (I miss Mothering), but it’s pretty “conventional wisdom” and seems to push the idea that veganism and vegetarianism are awesome, noble, super-healthy ways of eating. Still though, they have good articles and recipes here and


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My mother-in-law makes a fantastic sourdough bread stuffing with onions, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes. It’s something I always looked forward to at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and to be honest, if she were making it I’d still totally eat it up. Sourdough bread is one kind of bread that has never caused me digestive discomfort


Roasted Okra and Onions

Since Okra has been in season and in abundance at our farmer’s market, we’ve been eating it almost every week lately. And this way of making it is so easy and delicious (and NOT slimy – which I know you’ll appreciate if you’re like me and hate slimy okra) that this is how we’ve prepared



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