Oven-Baked S’mores

Last weekend we packed the family into the car and headed “up north” to our lake cabin. It’s seasonal, which means we “winterize” it around October – turn the water off, shut off the heat and remove all liquids that could freeze. And we close it up. So sad. We check on it once or twice during the winter and spend the rest of the time watching the calendar, anxiously awaiting the first signs of spring. Come spring, we start opening it {Read More}

Cast Iron 101

Cast Iron 101 – How to season and care for your cast iron skillet! I received a cast iron pan as a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. A couple days later I was talking to my husband’s grandmother (Grandma Z.), telling her about the pan. It was actually the second one I had owned. The first one we received as a wedding gift. It just sat in a bin downstairs in our basement for at least three years. I finally sold {Read More}

Cheesy Chili Mac Skillet

If you hang around here long enough, you’ll begin to see a pattern with many of my recipes. So much of what I share here on the blog could be categorized as comfort food. I like it that way, and since you’re here, I’m guessing you do,too. At the end of the day all I want are quick, satisfying dishes that my family is sure to love and appreciate. One of the things I love most about comfort food is {Read More}