Ingredient of the Month

Ingredient of the Month: Leeks

Have you ever tried cooking with leeks? They’re such a neat ingredient, onion-ey without being too overpowering. And they have this subtle delicious flavor that’s amazing in soups and lots of other French dishes. Although they may take up an entire shelf of your refrigerator, they’re a great vegetable to have on hand! Tell me […]


Ingredient of the Month: Extracts

I’m going full holiday mode in the Ingredient of the Month! This is your perfect partner for baking, your creative touch for confections and your secret to successfully flavored sweets: Extracts. By extracts, I mean vanilla, almond, peppermint, orange and any other flavor of extract you may have or want to try! These little bottles […]

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Ingredient of the Month: Plain Yogurt

This may be a little unexpected. Today’s ingredient is something that you’ve probably overlooked. You might pass it in the grocery store and think, who would want to eat that? Or you might have it in your fridge and never have used it for anything other than breakfast. Well, I’m here today to lift this […]

Ingredient of the Month: Chives

If you have an herb garden, then I bet you’re like me and tend to experiment with various herbs. I’ve found in my herb-story (if you will), that I started growing rosemary several years ago then added basil then mint, and then lavender, chives, sage and thyme this past year. It’s fun to try new […]

Ingredient of the Month: Dates

Let’s talk about dates. Not the going out kind, but the eating kind! Normally with these Ingredient of the Month posts, I highlight an ingredient that I love using that you may or may have not tried. Today, I’m sharing an ingredient that I am hoping to start using more but am relatively new to! […]

Ingredient of the Month: Blackberries

I’ve created a nice annual tradition for the past two years: blackberry picking at a local farm. Right before or on the 4th of July, I hop in the car and drive about 15 minutes south (I think) to this quaint farm where there are dozens of rows of blackberries and sometimes blueberries and raspberries. […]

Ingredient of the Month: Dijon

I don’t know if it was my France trip last year or because of this cute jar from Trader Joe’s, but Dijon has been on my mind lately. And I think Dijon mustard deserves some space in all of our minds and menus. I used to dislike the sharp flavor of Dijon, but I’ve found […]

Ingredient of the Month: Thyme

You might have thought that this month’s start ingredient would have been strawberries or rhubarb or something seasonal, and I thought about those. But, I decided on going with an ingredient that I’ve been using a lot lately and is wonderful for EVERY season! Let’s talk about thyme. It’s an herb that is crazy easy […]

Ingredient of the Month: Eggs

Today’s Ingredient of the Month is something that you all probably already have in your fridge. I mean, even lots of vegetarian people eat eggs because they’re such a good source of protein and are so incredibly versatile. Eggs are made for frying, scrambling, poaching, baking and accompanying whatever you’re cooking with ease. They’re almost […]