January is downright cold. Many of us are taking a beating with near record low temps and lots of rain and snow. Warm up family and friends with some of my best chill-chasing soups. Continue reading…
The calendar of time has yet again flipped over, ushering in a New Year. Instead of making resolutions, I’m setting realistic goals. They’re not so much physical ones, but those that will hopefully give me peace of mind. Continue reading…
Merry Christmas, Merry Baking everyone! I’m back in the kitchen stirring up bowls of holiday goodies to share with coworkers and friends. Take time out to do something special for those you care about.Continue reading…
It dawned on me the other day as I worked away that I should share my favorite washcloth recipe with you. Look no further! The perfect pattern for Easy Hand Crocheted Washcloths is here.
Do you love going to farmer’s markets as much as I do? This season, The Log Home Kitchen decided to become a vendor and made their first debut at the local farmer’s market.
Are you looking for a quick meal you can put together that your family will love, regardless of the time of day? I’ve got you covered with this Easy Low Carb Vegetable Frittata. You can switch it up however you want, depending on what’s in your fridge.
I think we’re all trying to eat healthier. We’ve all had it drilled in to our heads about the importance of nutrition. From early childhood, we were taught to eat from the food pyramid. Over the years, there’s been an onslaught of diet books and breaking news about certain foods being good or bad for us. What are we to believe? Here’s my take.Continue reading…
Is clutter getting in your way? Let me show you step-by-step how to run a successful yard sale using proven, time tested tips and tricks. Turn unused items into cold hard cash. Done right, you can reap BIG rewards on all fronts.
Easter and Spring are a cause for celebration. It’s a birth to a new season of offerings in this thing called life. We awaken from the dormancy of winter past with an energized spirit. Stirrings of change are taking place that can’t be denied. Even here at The Log Home Kitchen.
What would Valentine’s Day be without a chocolatey yummy something shared with your special sweetie? Our year here at The Log Home Kitchen started out being hectic with many necessary trips out-of-town, so I offer you five of my tried-and-true Best Valentine Desserts that even Cupid would approve.Continue reading…
Since 2016 rolled in, I’ve been busy in The Log Home Kitchen whipping up a storm. And it’s not food! Sans the fat, sugar, and calories, I’ve become passionate about making handmade soap. It’s good for me and my family, and good for you and yours as well.
As we wind down the holiday season, I offer you all what I consider to be the 5 best appetizers to ring in the New Year. These morsels of savory goodness are perfect for casual celebration. They’re easy, tried and true delights that are a standard for gatherings here at The Log Home Kitchen.
I’ve partnered with Krusteaz this season to help make your life a little easier during the hectic Christmas rush. Their line of bakery-style cookie mixes may be just the ticket to bring good cheer to those on your gift-giving list.
Do you ever have those times that everything falls apart in threes? With a burned-out bread machine, an overloaded computer, and a nasty head cold, I offer you a lovely recipe I posted last year at this time your guests will love.Continue reading…
Don’t let these slip away without giving them a try. A huge meal like Thanksgiving just won’t be the same without these heavenly Homemade Idaho Potato Dinner Rolls on the side. A convenient ingredient makes these rolls extra special.
As we begin to celebrate the holiday season in the days ahead, let’s be sure to extend kindness to others and give thanks for all of the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. Continue reading…
Have you ever looked at your garden as a source of creativity for the holiday season? This year I decided to plant some funky looking gourds that turned out to be perfect for decorating this Fall. They’re filled with such character. Come on in and take a peek.
Save money and ditch the ready-made stuff. Whisk together a batch of your own Homemade Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix, and keep it stored in the cupboard or pantry. You’ll never go back to those little packages again.
Cool Autumn days beckon a yearning for classic comfort foods. I’m here to show you how to make the Best Meatloaf Dinner ever, hands down. A hidden trick sans the messy grease. The veggies are baked at the same time, making this one-pan meal a snap on ease and clean-up. You’ll be making this family favorite over and over again.
You know those fancy cake rolls with pumpkin and cream that we all drool over? Some of us might find them a bit tedious or intimidating to make. You’ll love this easy tried-and-true version I’ve used for years. Come on in and check it out.
French toast is one of the easiest breakfast dishes to pull together quickly. Think of it as bread soaked in scrambled eggs, then dolloped with butter and maple syrup. Using english muffins puts a simple twist on this traditional family favorite.
Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Pound Cake Mix makes it super easy to whip up a batch of these Lemon Raspberry Muffins. As one of the generous IFBC sponsors, I came home from Seattle with a box they gave me and immediately grabbed a mixing bowl.
I’d never been to The Emerald City before except for airport layovers. For all of the travelling I’ve done, this is one metropolis I never had the opportunity to visit. This past weekend I attended the International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC), and ended up having a love affair with Seattle.
Tinkering with food sometimes results in the most delicious of dishes. In doing so, fresh poultry and ingredients on hand come together in a marriage of herby, sumptuous flavor. This Chicken Artichoke Mushroom Skillet is easy, and your family will think company is coming.
Early morning rains have been tugging me out of a deep slumber the past few days. The dancing of heavy droplets on the metal roof have gestured there’s no rush to get up. With a hint of Fall in the air, I couldn’t resist the temptation to make these Scrumptious Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls to savor on a lazy day.
How does a buttery, flaky, tender crust filled with sweet peaches sound? Peaches have been oh so ripe for the pickin’. With a fresh picked bushel, I thought I’d share with you the perfect recipe to Celebrate National Peach Pie Day! Continue reading…
Have you ever wanted to just check out from the daily grind? To chuck all routine and responsibility, if just for a few days? We did! Hubs and I took a maiden voyage with our new-to-us travel trailer and headed to beautiful northern Idaho.
Making these celebrated rolls just got easier! Due to the overwhelming response, as in mega-thousands (thank you all soooo much!), to the post where I shared the Better Than Texas Roadhouse Rolls, I’m back to tell you they can be simpler to make with the same results using a bread machine.
Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day with these easy chicken wings baked in a hot sticky sauce that will keep you licking your fingers and wanting more. Leave the complicated work behind with this simplified method for perfect wings.
Do you have herbs growing galore in your garden and are looking for something new to do with them? With a bumper crop this summer, I’ve started to incorporate them into just about everything I cook and bake. Come inside and take a peek at this Garden Herb Cheesecake.
Extracts for baking have gotten extremely expensive. Save money. Make your own peppermint extract for stirring up holiday goodies. Christmas in July reminded me now is the time to start infusing.
It’s been too hot to stand outside babysitting food cooking over an open flame. Having had a little bit of inspiration over the weekend, I went skewer-less and made these flavorful, tender Asian Chicken Kabobs on the stovetop.
It’s the end of the diva reign. She graced us with her presence. She has now crossed over to diva heaven, gracing those that passed before her.
If there’s just one thing that makes Idaho famous, it’s the potatoes. And no picnic is complete without a Creamy Idaho Potato Salad. Since the 4th is just around the corner, I thought I’d share my tried-and-true recipe that keeps everyone coming back for seconds.
Cherries are ripe for the picking, even in our own backyard. With a meager yield, I made this easy, mouthwatering Cherry Cobbler Jubilee that has a special little nip to it.
I usually have the patience of Job. This past week really put me to the test. Sometimes best laid plans just aren’t meant to be. Being a perfectionist by nature, my world can get rattled pretty easy. Can you relate?Continue reading…
This is for all of my mommy and grammy friends out there. Kids of all ages are gonna love these crispy, soft and chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Healthy Goodies. Using mindful swaps from a favorite recipe, I’ve turned ordinary oatmeal cookies into flavorful, more healthy ones.
Ah, the sound of tweet tweets of baby chicks are here and they warm the cockles of my soul. Call me crazy. I do love my chickens. Besides the fact they’re beautiful birds and fun to watch, they serve a nutritional benefit as well. I’m talking about the eggs here, not the meat.
Are you gluten intolerant? Whether you are or aren’t, a simple list of ingredients makes this berry-bursting tart super easy to put together. It’s delicious and gluten-free.
Have you noticed blooms of Spring popping out around you? This time of year, they catch me by surprise. One day there’s just green foliage. The next day, a vibrant splash of color bedazzles the eyes. Taking time out for a walkabout can reveal the brilliance of the season.