Super Easy Sourdough Starter

If you’ve ever had a hard time finding baker’s yeast packets at your local grocery store, you may not realize you have another option. Sourdough starter! I’ve talked to a lot of people who have said, “Oh, we don’t like … Read More

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Pretzel Dip

A few years ago, my mom brought us this magical cheese dip with a bag of Bugles. My first thought was, “Bugles? I don’t think I’ve ever eaten Bugles in my life!” But that dip turned out to be the … Read More

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Gramma Eddie’s Fudge Candy

This lovely confection is amazingly smooth and creamy. Gramma (that’s how we spell it in our family) and my parents always poured it onto waxed paper and made logs out of it. I recently started pouring it into pans just … Read More

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Lou’s English Toffee

  English Toffee 2 C. Butter (no substitutes) 2 C. Sugar 2 Tbs. White Corn Syrup 6 Tbs. Water 1 tsp. Vanilla 1/2 lb. Semi-sweet Chocolate, melted 2 C. Walnuts or Almonds, chopped very fine In a large, heavy pan, … Read More

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Perpetual Vanilla Extract

I recently saw a video by Ina Garten on making homemade vanilla extract. She showed a jar with the most beautiful brown liquid in it and claimed she has kept that bottle of vanilla going for thirty years. THIRTY years!! … Read More

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Simple Salsa Rojo

This Salsa Rojo has been a staple in our family for more than thirty years and has been my most requested recipe by far. Surprisingly simple, yet super tasty and versatile for those who want to add their own “secret … Read More

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