• A sprinkle of Old Bay® turns this otherwise traditional and simple deviled eggs recipe into yummy spiced-up Maryland deviled eggs.

    Maryland Deviled Eggs

    A sprinkle of Old Bay® turns this otherwise traditional, simple deviled eggs recipe into yummy spiced-up Maryland deviled eggs. Confession time: until very recently I’d never made deviled eggs before. There was never a good reason for not making them, aside from the fact that my mother-in-law has always been the designated deviled egg maker on my husband’s side of the family, and I’m always asked to bring my potato salad or homemade salsa to those (and other) family get-togethers. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. People don’t make deviled eggs “just because,” so even though they happen to be one…

  • This creamy simple egg salad makes a tasty sandwich or is the perfect addition to a plate of baby spinach!

    Simple Egg Salad

    This creamy simple egg salad makes a tasty sandwich or is the perfect addition to a plate of baby spinach! GO STRAIGHT TO THE RECIPE It’s true that as we age we can develop little quirks. I’m not sure this counts as a quirk, or if I’d consider it really resourceful, but I have a confession. When I go to Panera, I always choose the baguette side even though I never actually eat the baguette side with my meal. I mean, it’s a lot of food, particularly if you’ve ordered a sandwich, to then also add a hunky piece of baguette on top. So … I bring the crusty piece…

  • This savory crustless quiche for two is perfect for brunch (or dinner)! It's simply made, with Nellie's® Free Range Eggs, two kinds of cheddar from the Cabot® Creamery co-op of Vermont farm families, bacon, parsley and an assortment of veggies—including organic mushrooms, green onions and ripe heirloom tomatoes from the garden (or from your local farmers' market).

    Crustless Quiche for Two

    This savory crustless quiche for two is perfect for brunch (or dinner)! It’s simply made, with Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, two kinds of cheddar from the Cabot Creamery co-op of Vermont farm families, bacon, parsley and an assortment of veggies — including organic mushrooms, green onions and ripe heirloom tomatoes from the garden (or from your local farmers’ market). This post has been sponsored by Nellie’s Free Range Eggs with Cabot. All thoughts are mine. In the world of brunch, and especially dinner, it’s great to have a go-to recipe that takes less than a half hour to make. Spaghetti Carbonara is one of my pasta favorites, and eggs (or…

  • Cooking over easy fried eggs is SO simple!

    How To Cook Fried Eggs

    If you don’t know how to cook fried eggs, you’re missing out! This breakfast (or breakfast-for-dinner) favorite is ready in a flash, and tastes oh-so-good! I’ve talked about how much we like breakfast for dinner in our house, and it’s true. Nothing’s quicker than whipping up a couple of eggs in a skillet, making some toast and sitting down to eat in fifteen minutes flat. But, what if you don’t know how to cook fried eggs? It seems simple, but if one thing’s off—skillet temperature, skillet type, grease-factor, etc. —you can easily end up with a pile of overdone or stuck-to-the-pan fried egg “blech.” Here’s a tip on skillets: Make…

  • What Kind Of Eggs To Buy At The Grocery Store

    What Kind of Eggs to Buy at the Grocery Store

    The best kinds of eggs come from happy chickens. It sounds cliche, I know. But after being around the hens on our property—hens who are free to roam around all day eating bugs, leftover veggies, and grass—and enjoying their delicious, deep orange (like the color of a tangerine!) yolked eggs, it’s hard to imagine eating eggs from any other source. Except sometimes I do have to buy eggs. We typically have fifteen to twenty hens in our flock. And by “we” I mean my parents—the chickens are theirs, but since we all live on the same homestead property, using “our” is practical. And while I don’t take care of the flock…

  • Chicken Fried Rice

    Chicken Fried Rice

    Sometimes dinner takes hours to prepare, with meticulous mis en place, fifteen different steps, more pots than burners, and ingredients so expensive you wince at the check-out. Other times, it’s the exact opposite. Like one of our weeknight must haves. A favorite of both my husband and my youngest: homemade chicken fried rice. Its presentation? Messy. Its ingredients? Cheap. Its difficulty level? Easy. Bonus: my chicken fried rice is often made from leftovers. LEFTOVERS. Chicken from a couple nights ago, rice from Sunday dinner, the odd green onion or two left in the crisper drawer. Chicken fried rice is like the “kitchen sink” of dinners, and I love it for that!

  • Homemade Breakfast Burritos

    Homemade Breakfast Burritos

    I’m always on the hunt for easy breakfast options beyond cereal (although we’re big fans of cereal over here). Most weekends I make a batch of pancakes or waffles, with enough for leftovers to reheat during the week. This weekend I came up with something a little different than our standard fare (but, quite honestly, far easier): homemade breakfast burritos! All I did was scramble two eggs with diced mushrooms, green onions and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and then put a healthy spoonful atop a warmed, small flour tortilla that had a slice of cheese on it. One quick roll and breakfast was ready in less than 10…

  • The term "free-range" can mean a variety of things, especially when you're talking about chickens. Read on to understand some facts about free-range chickens, as well as some of other other labels you find on egg cartons these days.

    3 Facts About Free-Range Chickens and Eggs

    The term “free-range” can mean a variety of things, especially when you’re talking about chickens. Read on to understand some facts about free-range chickens, as well as some of other other labels you find on egg cartons at the grocery store. Free-range eggs are all the rage these days. They’re delivered in cartons at the grocery store, found by the dozens at farmers’ markets, and even farmed straight out of your neighbor’s backyard.  When you think of free-range chickens I bet your vision includes acres of open pasture, hours upon hours of daylight, fresh grass, lots of bugs and happy clucking chickens. Well, in some cases this is true. My…