Win a Holiday Cooking Gift Pack from Nakano, Holland House, and Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: mnhilburn@. Long, long ago, in a state far, far away, my friend Amy agreed to do some recipe testing for my cookbook. I was so blessed to have her on my team. I also laughed a lot about how different our cupboards must look. She, a Kansas […]

Easy Marinated Chicken Without a Recipe

Creating your own marinades at home is not difficult. In fact, you can pull it off without a recipe even. We’re big on grilling around here. Lazy, sunny weekends just scream, “Fire up the barby.” But, since they are lazy, sunny weekends, I’d rather not do too much work. That’s when I just throw together […]

Quick Sunflower Seed Butter Noodle Stirfry

Sunbutter acts as a great replacement for peanut in this quick noodle stirfry. Quick, easy, and oh-so good! This recipe is by far one of the quickest to pull together. Not only does it use up little bits of leftovers in your fridge, but it’s quick to prepare and it tastes great. As part of […]

Deli Potato Salad

Potato Salad is one of those summer dishes that is filling without heating you up. It goes great with grilled meats, sandwiches, and salad buffet meals. And, it’s a great after-anything kind of snack. Once upon a time, our local grocery store deli served the best potato salad. Tangy, but not too sweet. And hubs […]

Nakano Splash Madness Sweepstakes

Summer Rolls Nakano Vinegar is a staple at my house. It’s been my favorite brand since I got married. Since Asian Chicken Salad and Summer Rolls are some of our favorite warm weather treats, I try to make them as often as I can during nice weather days. That means that we go through a […]

Using Seasoned Rice Vinegar (& A Giveaway from Nakano Vinegars)

Since I make my own salad dressings, I buy a lot of vinegar. A lot. It seems like that’s the one item that I often run out of. So when I see a good sale and a good coupon, I stock up. Lately my stockpile contains a lot of Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar. I had […]

A Giveaway from Nakano Seasoned Vinegars

I love to make my own salad dressings. Whether it is Yogurt-Dill or ChiChi’s Italian, homemade dressings have a big place on our family’s table. And as such, I go through a lot of vinegar. Recently Nakano sent me a bottle of their seasoned red wine vinegar to try. When I read the ingredients list, […]