Small Batch English Pickle Recipe for American Kitchens

Jams, jellies, and other spreads offer great flavor to sandwiches, toast, and appetizers. This Small Batch English Pickle recipe is tangy and sweet, a welcome change to the preserves you usually serve. And it’s made with pantry staples, common to American kitchens, making it easy to whip up a batch anytime. Do you ever go […]

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

With its sweet crumb top, tart cranberries, and rich chocolate, this Cranberry Chocolate Chip Snack Cake is perfect with coffee or milk. Warning: there will be no leftovers. My family loves cake. More than pie. Yeah, they’re weird. I’d much rather have pie. But, this cake could sway me. A sweet crumb top forms a bed […]

Cranberry-Orange Scones to Bake Someone Happy

Bake someone happy with these easy Cranberry-Orange Scones. Sweet cranberries, orange zest, and whole wheat pastry flour, not to mention ample butter, make for a divine weekend treat! Scones are kind of my thing. I can’t remember ever having them as a child, but once I grew up and went to college in Santa Barbara, […]

Growing Basil that Doesn’t Die & a Recipe for Cranberry-Basil Baked Brie

The following content is sponsored by AeroGarden in partnership with Kitchen PLAY: I am the daughter of a farmer. Well, a farmer who decided to go to college and become a teacher. Instead of growing hundreds of acres of corn and soy beans in South Eastern Minnesota, my dad planted a quarter acre of sweet […]

Easy Cranberry Sauce

I have always loved cranberry sauce. But, my preferred cranberry sauce comes in round slices with ridges. Oh yes, yes, it does. My whole family prefers the jellied cranberry sauce that comes in a can. I didn’t think that we could ever change that. In fact one year, we did an experiment with Gramma’s Homemade […]