It’s Fruit Crisp Season with an Easy Recipe

What is the easiest and quickest dessert to make? Fruit crisp!

fruit crisp

 

Let me explain.

Some people call them crisps, some crumbles, some cobblers but there is a difference. A fruit crisp uses rolled oats as an ingredient, crumbles don’t. Cobblers, well they’re a whole different crust…a biscuit crust.

We made a fruit crisp, a strawberry blueberry crisp to be precise and the recipe is so simple it’s like falling off a log. Read more

How to Make a Quick and Easy Pan Sauce

Fast, delicious, and easy, a pan sauce is versatile too!

pan sauce

Sometimes you just need a quick idea for dinner. Enter pan sauce. A pan sauce is quick to make and is one of the most flexible sauces in your kitchen. Once you know the basics the variations are almost endless.

The basis for a pan sauce is the fond or browned bits of charred protein in the bottom of the pan the meat was just cooked in. Now, as long as we’re talking about cooking meats, and before we get to pan sauce, I’ll give you a couple of tips. Read more

Kombucha? Scoby? What is this stuff?

Yes, you can make your own scoby and kombucha

finished kombucha in second fermentation

Kombucha? Everywhere I look something about Kombucha seems to be showing up. My food prejudice was showing up as well and I passed the media glut off as another natural food fad, and I’m not a fan of fads, I’m a skeptic. So while visiting our local natural food store recently I saw some kombucha in the cooler and decided to give it a try. I wanted to see what all the fuss is about. One word…convert.

While I’m a doubting Thomas about all the purported health benefits of kombucha I can’t deny the great taste of this fermented tea concoction. Read more