Classic Chocolate Cupcake

chocolate cupcake

I love making cupcakes. I also love eating them. Unfortunately, I don't make cupcakes very often anymore because of being gluten-free. And, let's just say I haven't been very successful with gluten-free baking. However you can never pass on a great cupcake! Every baker needs a good chocolate cupcake recipe. My favorite is from the recipe book "Crazy about Cupcakes" by Krystina Castella. I have adapted the recipe a little, but the Continue Reading

Ramp Beef Stir Fry

rampbeefstirfry

Last week, I discussed the awesomeness of ramps. So, here is a recipe to utilize those delicious ramps! Make this recipe soon. The ramp season doesn't last long. If you want to make this outside ramp season, you can always substitute in regular leeks (or even green onions or shallots-or a combo of them). You will just add other leafy greens (spinach, chard, collards or kale) instead of ramp leaves during that part of the Continue Reading

It’s finally Spring! Which means Ramps!!

Ramps

So here in the Midwest, it has taken awhile to see spring. BUT it is finally here! And when Spring is here in the Midwest, I get especially excited for cooking. One of my favorite foods to eat in spring is ramps. If you have never had them before, you are totally missing out. I LOVE RAMPS! Ramps are wild leeks. Their flavor is kind of like a mix between garlic and onion, but so much better. The versatility they offer in cooking is awesome Continue Reading

Serrano Lime Roasted Chicken

roast chicken serrano title

Roasted chicken is the best way to have chicken. Seriously. Not only do you get super juicy chicken, but you can also use the chicken carcass and scraps to make chicken broth. Before I tried to make roasted chicken, it seemed kind of scary. I mean it's a whole bird. But I promise, it really is easy to make and only takes about an hour to cook. Once you get past taking the liver, heart, and who knows what else out of the cavity of the bird, and Continue Reading