Not long ago my wife came home bearing a marvelous gift of blue cheese–my love language is cheese–and I began plotting how I would put it to use. It didn’t take me long to decide on pasta sauce after being inspired by a wonderful Italian cook from my recent trip to the Belizean island Caye [&h

I want to start this out by saying that making your own pasta is exciting and rewarding. It’s also not too complex, especially once you are familiar with it. The pasta dough recipe I included, which originally comes from AllRecipes, is the simplest and most effective recipe I’ve used for dough, too. With al

In the month of October, I went about town chasing off squirrels and collecting acorns to make acorn flour after reading about it on one of my new favorite food blogs. While going through the process of making acorn flour, I learned a lot about how to make it a painless and even a fun […]

When I recently stepped into the local farmers market, my eyes were treated to a feast of color. It’s amazing how many different colors—not to mention shapes, sizes, and flavors—there are of tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, peppers, and even carrots. And now that heirloom produce is getting so much atten

Relish is a monthly series by contributor Jon Schelander-Pugh. Check out his bio below to learn more about who Jon is! Last month I shared the Chocolate Guinness Cake recipe, and I had intended to venture to another genre of food, but a couple things happened to change my mind: I picked up a wonderful mini-bun

This is a delicious cake with a complex flavor due to the darkness of the Guinness. It’s super moist and so delicious, and the cream cheese frosting really completes it. I brought it to work to share because there’s no way Kelly and I should eat this entire cake, and my one co-worker described its [

Relish, a food series, is hosted by guest blogger Jon Schelander-Pugh! Read more about him below this recipe! In a few cities in Minnesota, there is a pizza restaurant called Pizza Luce, and they have all kinds of wonderful things. One of these pizzas is a garlic mashed potato pizza, and I thought I would [&hel

This new food-inspired series is called Relish! Today’s guest blogger is Jon and you can find out how to connect with him further down at the bottom of this post! Enjoy! I began Foodie Friday on my blog as a way of committing to trying at least one new recipe a week, but it was […]