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Salad in the Summer

A little over a week ago, we enjoyed the first official day of summer. I don’t know about you, but I breathed a sigh of relief. Before that, I was on eggshells, desperately wanting summer but knowing that before June 20th, the weather had made me no promises. Nasty days of rain and wind were a constant threat. I couldn’t decide whether to put away my sweaters and boots or not. While driving to and from work, I would have to have my heater on in the morning and the AC on in the afternoon. I took a couple of ill-advised bike rides where the wind got the better of me. But all that is behind me. Now, I feel I can safely plan a picnic a week in advance or wash my car without worrying about a windy day ruining my work. It’s summer! You are all witnesses. And I plan on living it to the fullest. Continue reading

Stars and Stripes and Apple Pie

Well, here we are again, but before I introduce today’s recipe, let me introduce today! Today is a special day. Happy Flag Day everyone! I’ve been looking into exactly what this day is all about and why it means so much to Americans. It wasn’t until 1949 that National Flag Day was made official by an Act of Congress signed by President Truman, but the Stars and Stripes have been inspiring and reminding people of this country since way before that. Continue reading

Of Campfires and Cobbler

Summer is approaching! I was never big into camping growing up, but I have been a few times. I just wasn’t a super fan of sleeping on the ground, not being able to shower, and mosquitoes. But one thing I always enjoyed was the food! There is something about camp food that is just fantastic. One of my favorite food memories was dutch oven cobbler. Continue reading

Dessert for Breakfast

Dessert for breakfast? That’s how I felt every time my mother made coffee cake for breakfast. Of course, her coffee cake really was pretty much a dessert, so we didn’t get it very often. But when we did, we were ecstatic. My mom’s coffee cake was the best, and we always ate more than we probably needed. Well, I’m here to share that recipe with you but with some healthy twists. Continue reading

Nothing Like Homemade Rolls

Dinner rolls were regulars in our house growing up. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized dinner rolls can be a tricky thing to master. But mom had that consistency down to an art.  She would sometimes ask us to help her shape the rolls, and it was always very clear which ones were hers and which ones were ours, but we got better as we got older. Another thing about those rolls was their amazing flavor. It didn’t take me a long time of eating white rolls at restaurants and dinner parties before I realized that they paled in comparison to Mom’s homemade whole wheat rolls. Now we’ve created a perfect dinner roll recipe for einkorn, and the flavor is even better. Thinking about entertaining? You need this recipe. Continue reading

Einkorn Risotto: The Italian Classic New and Improved



Milan, Italy: Risotto’s Birthplace

Milan. Middle Ages. Rice had become very popular in Italy and Spain, and was about to be introduced the slow cooking style that was popular in the city. By cooking rice in broth, the versatile and flavorful appetizer risotto was born. Now risotto has spread and is popular all over the world and isn’t only eaten as an appetizer. I first ate risotto in Spain and enjoyed the creamy texture and savory flavor. However, white rice isn’t exactly the best thing to put into our bodies. I thought, “Why not try it with einkorn?” Continue reading