Food Memory Friday: Amish Peanut Butter

I grew up in the heart of Amish country in northeastern Ohio. When I tell people this after they ask me where I’m from, I usually get the question, “are you Amish?” The answer- no, I’m not.  In fact, my parents moved into the area almost 30 years ago after they graduated dental school and…

Cinnamon Apple Muffins

Honeycrisp apples are one of my favorite fruits. As soon as this delicious variety comes into season at our local orchard back home, we hoard as many apples as we can. So it wasn’t surprising when my mom and my mother-in-law both generously gave Robert and me  two large bags of honeycrisps a few weeks…

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

It’s always nice to have a delicious meal that’s quick and easy to make. These stuffed poblano peppers are a great example. Unlike the traditional stuffed peppers, these babies require less than 30 minutes to whip up. The trick is that the peppers are broiled on their own and then the pre-cooked filling is added….

Double Chocolate Cookies

My husband, Robert, is a no-frills kind of guy. In my cooking and baking adventures, I tend to be drawn to the recipes that require unique and non-traditional ingredients. Of course, being the gracious and kind person he is, Robert always is… or should I say usually is… a good sport and plays along. Sometimes,…