Video: How to Make Pesto

 if you're viewing this through RSS feed or email, click over to site to view video Pesto sauce is my family's favorite new spread! We now add it to everything from pasta, to eggs, to sandwiches; we're always looking for more ways of integration. This summer, we had a similar epiphany with pesto as we did with guacamole:  there's no need to waste money purchasing store-bought containers.  It is SO easy to make at home and it tastes unbelievable. What's the best part about pesto?  There aren't many ingredients involved and, it freezes well.  … [Read more...]

Video: How to Make Homemade Guacamole

    One of my biggest aha moments in the kitchen was when I realized that I could make homemade guacamole for a fraction of the cost of the store-bought varieties AND, it tastes great! Once I learned what an avocado actually looks like and how to select the perfectly ripe fruit, I haven't stopped making batches of fresh, creamy guacamole. In fact, raid my kitchen any week and I've always got at least 4 ripe avocados on the counter top and another 3-4 unripe avocados ripening in a brown paper bag in one of our kitchen … [Read more...]

How to Make Grilled Kale – Video

  I'm learning most of the roadblocks I created in the kitchen were mental roadblocks.  I simply didn't have the confidence to try. With a little confidence (and patience) I'm not only cooking, but, I've moved away from my comfort zone of spaghetti and red sauce and I've ventured deep into unknown food territory. For me, it's been a complete thrill to cook with new foods that taste great and are easy to make! This summer, my biggest "Aha moment" was my discovery of kale.  And now, my entire family has adopted a new favorite … [Read more...]