DIY Wine Cork Trivet

DIY Wine Cork Trivet

This is a fun kitchen DIY project to do after you’ve emptied way too many wine bottles! Here’s how to make your own wine cork trivet: Read more →

bacon-wrapped teriyaki hot dogs

Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Hot Dogs

  A few days ago I caught myself daydreaming, not about my future house or a tropical vacation in Hawaii, but about bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Always dream big, right? Hot dogs and summer weekends are a perfect match. Sure, you can enjoy them anytime of year, but the summer heat seems to intensify the flavor. That may seem like an… Read more →

Stinging Nettle Pizza

Stinging Nettle Pizza

A dish with the word “stinging” in it doesn’t sound like good eats, but trust me…it’s bark is bigger than its bite. Stinging nettle is a type of plant that’s known for prickly thorns on its leaves that can leave a burning rash on your skin, if you happen to brush against it — I know this from personal experience.… Read more →

HOW TO TEST MEAT DONENESS

How to Test Meat for Doneness

The worst thing you could do to a good steak is poke holes in it – that’s how those wonderful meat juices escape. You want them in your mouth (oh, yes), not on your plate. That’s one of the reasons why I refuse to use a meat thermometer to test steak doneness. Thermometers are great for things like roasts or poultry, but there’s… Read more →