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The things I do for love

The things I do for love

I should like cherry pie. I really, really should. But I just don’t. It’s ok, you can call me crazy. There are just some things I cannot like. No matter how sweet and pretty they are. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to sell you on […]

The Dangerous Bars

The Dangerous Bars

“Why dangerous?” you may ask. “They can’t be that bad for you, right?” They’re not! “So then what’s with the overly dramatic title?” I have these ingredients on hand 99% of the time. ALL the ingredients. And these bars are so fast to throw together […]

Chicken Sausage Calzones

Chicken Sausage Calzones

Calzones are so great for those times when you have a lot of random ingredients that you need to use up. For instance, we bought some chicken and apple sausages from Costco. I really liked them, but Nick didn’t care too much for them. When […]

Cornbread Quiche

Cornbread Quiche

Ah, comfort food. You know that scene in Amelie where she reaches her hand into a sack of beans because it’s one of her life’s simple pleasures? That’s how I feel about a bag of cornmeal. I have to resist the urge to dip my […]

Lime Kabobs

Lime Kabobs

Hello friends. That was somewhat lackluster… Hello friends! How’s your summer going? We’ve been pretty busy, but we’ve managed to do 90% of all the very fun things we love to do when it’s warm outside. You know, Farmers Market, canoe trips down the river, […]

Survival Salad

Survival Salad

We’ve had a long spring this year. A long wet spring. Great for the grass and my water bill, not so great for morale. So I’m overjoyed about 80+ degree weather. It’s seriously my favorite time of year. I may have mentioned it once or […]

Travel Food

Travel Food

I’m going on a road trip this week, and I can’t tell you how excited I am! I’ll be performing “Views from Grandma’s Porch” with Bare Bait Dance, a fantastic modern dance company right here in Montana. I get to hang out with five of […]

Orange Tempeh Stir Fry

Orange Tempeh Stir Fry

I know what you’re thinking. “Really Jo? Wasn’t the tofu enough? What’s wrong with chicken? Do we really need more vegetarian options?” Yes. Always! Variety is the spice of life, my friend. And tempeh, like tofu, is excellent if you take the time to do […]

So not Sloppy Joes

So not Sloppy Joes

“Don’t tell my wife these are Sloppy Joes or she’ll hate them.” I overheard this line coming from the kitchen after I’d thrown together what I thought was a brilliant new concept for dinner. Seriously? How did I not catch on? It was one of […]

Chia Cookies

Chia Cookies

Sometimes* I get these cravings. *Who am I kidding? Always!* Serious, serious cravings. For chocolate. Rarely do I crave anything besides chocolate. Except coffee, grapefruit, and peanut butter. I pretty much crave these things constantly. I’m sure I’m not lacking nutrients found in chocolate, it’s […]