September 29, 2014

Pumpkin Gobs (aka Whoopie Pies)



A Fall chill is in the air, and it is time for our favorite, comforting fall flavors. For a couple of days now, I've been contemplating baking up this sweet treat from my childhood. When I woke up this morning, the urge was overwhelming - I just knew that it was time to make Pumpkin Gobs.

September 26, 2014

Cast Iron Skillet Pizza



Sometimes here at our house, we just crave a midnight snack. Last night it was pizza. My favorite homemade pizza baked in a cast iron skillet, to be exact. I love it because I can whip up an easy crust, top it with some leftovers from my fridge, and have a hot, crispy (yet chewy) pizza in no time. No pizza stone or pizza peel needed. 

September 22, 2014

Preserving the Harvest with Dehydrating



I think that one of the most important rituals of the late Summer/early Fall is the preserving of the harvest in preparation for the dark, cold months ahead. Our ancestors relied on this to survive and, although preserving food seems so unnecessary in modern life, it can be a great money saver. It seems silly to waste fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables if, with just a little effort, you can preserve them and use them later.