Yeast Breads


As I’m sitting typing this I’m currently surrounded by piles of recipes. Aside from the hundreds of magazine clippings, recipe cards, and photocopied cookbook pages, I’ve saved an equally large amount of recipes on Pinterest. With the speed at which I save new recipes, I know there is no way I’ll ever get through them… Continue reading Grissini


Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Good morning! I hope everybody near Denver is staying warm and safe today. I’m sure most agree that spring cannot come soon enough. Despite the current weather, I have seen a few signs of it. Our chickens are laying eggs prolifically again, and the crocus and daffodils in the front yard are pushing their way… Continue reading Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Yeast Breads

Soft Pretzels

As of Friday, I completed my first clinical pharmacy rotation. I’ll admit it was a tough 6 weeks. Aside from the rotation itself being a full-time, challenging experience that included a commute to downtown Denver, I still had to work Sundays and spend an hour or two most weeknights working on school or rotation assignments.… Continue reading Soft Pretzels

Side Dishes

Green Rice

Well, the inevitable happened and I finally got sick. It’s been a long time since I was last sick, and I’ve somehow evaded multiple sicknesses that have been going around in the previous months. However, since Christmas I’ve managed to get sick twice. I blame the unhealthy holiday food and a lack of exercise, as… Continue reading Green Rice

Quick Breads


December is here and that means it is finally socially acceptable for all things Christmas. Last Saturday afternoon we put up our tree while listening to Christmas music and drinking hot cocoa, and it was one of the most enjoyable afternoons I’ve had in awhile. To me, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of… Continue reading Gingerbread

Side Dishes

Wild Rice and Vegetable Pilaf

Fall is in full swing. The tree in our front yard is a gorgeous red color, and although our gargantuan backyard cottonwood has already dropped a ton of leaves, there is an alarming amount still on the tree. The house I grew up in had a large yard with lots of leaves, so raking leaves always… Continue reading Wild Rice and Vegetable Pilaf

Appetizers · Fish and Shellfish

Spring Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce

September is here, yet fall has not quite arrived with it. Though this is on the whole quite irritating, it does mean a bit of an extended harvest. My mint patch is still going strong, and spring rolls have become my favorite way to use it up. I don’t have a very long history with… Continue reading Spring Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce