July 2017

7/22 Ground Chicken and Eggplant Stir-fry

June 2017

6/22 Aunt Marg’s Strawberry Pie Revisited

May 2017

5/7 Steakhouse Orange Rolls From Your Bread Machine

April 2017

4/13 Spicy Ham and Mushrooms

March 2017

3/5 Grain-Free, Reduced-Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Pecans

February 2017

2/11 Scooter’s Spaghetti with Zoodles Instead

January 2017

1/28 Green Chili Stew with Green Beans 
1/14 Caramelized Onion Gravy
1/1 How I Got My Husband To Eat Mashed Cauliflower

December 2016

12/23 Christmas Greetings from Salad in a Jar

September 2016

9/5 Greek Zoodle Salad

January 2016

1/5 Help! I Forgot To Add the Yeast. Can This Dough Be Saved?

September 2015

9/2 Blueberry-Stuffed Sally Lunn Bread (Made in a Bread Machine)

August 2015

8/6 Crispy Chicken and Spinach Flautas

July 2015

7/22 Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough From Your Bread Machine

May 2015

5/27 What To Do with Failed Yogurt?
5/13 Round Steak and Sausage Pinwheels

April 2015

4/27 Street Corn and Zucchini Quesadillas
4/8 Chicken, Cannellini, and Spinach Soup

March 2015

3/21 Cracked Wheat Berry Bread

February 2015

2/27 Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
2/23 Southwestern Eggplant Dressing
2/12 White Chocolate, Apricot, and Walnut Scones
2/4 Chocolate Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt

January 2015

1/28 A Chili Party
1/19 The Most Important Thing You Should Do When Using a Bread Machine
1/10 Mild Chicken Curry

December 2014

12/29 Party Snack Recap
12/17 Whole Wheat Apple Pie Yeast Bread
12/6 Homemade Fruit and Nut Trail Mix

November 2014

11/27 Bread Machine Challah
11/21 Crispy Eggs and Sausage Breakfast Flautas
11/15 Herb and Garlic Dinner Rolls– A Bread Machine Recipe
11/8 Browned Butter Pecan Mini-Tarts|How To Store a Cut Lemon
11/1 A Cheap Way To Strain Yogurt Without Using Cheesecloth

October 2014

10/17 Frosted Lemon Cookies (with Greek yogurt)
10/7  Salad in a Jar – 5 Years Later

September 2014

9/20 Can I Use Whey Leftover From Straining Yogurt to Make More Yogurt
9/5 Spicy Cowboy Sparkle Dust:  My Lazy-Day Secret

August 2014

8/23 Susan’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake

July 2014

7/28 The Many Lives of Our Kitchen
7/16 Frosted Fresh Blackberry Scones

June 2014

6/30 Cornmeal Dinner Rolls | A Bread Machine Recipe
6/14 Six Ways to Improve Your Homemade Pizza | Chicken Pesto Pizza

May 2014

5/31 Southwestern Chicken-Stuffed Spuds
5/17 Boss No More and a New Mason Jar
5/4 Kay’s Swiss Chocolate Cake – A Crowd Favorite

April 2014

4/17 Sweet Hawaiian-Style Rolls
4/5 Slow-Cooker Pulled Ham| Honey-Mustard Barbecue Sauce

March 2014

3/22 Roasted Edamame and Mushrooms
3/8 Hush Puppies (Jalapenos Optional)

February 2014

2/22 Curried Butternut Soup with Coconut Milk
2/08 Susie’s Cincinnati Chili in Home-baked Bread Bowls

January 2014

1/25 Really Crusty Rolls–A Bread Machine Recipe
1/11 Cheese-Crusted Creamed Chicken and Chips

December 2013

12/28 Hot Coconut V-8
12/14 Lemony Pull-Apart Bread Made Simple With a Bread Machine and a Bundt Pan

November 2013

11/30 A Few of My Favorite Things–2013
11/15 Pumpkin Pie Mini-Tarts
11/1  5-Minute Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

October 2013

10/18 Why Is My Yogurt Grainy?
10/4 Lemon Poppy-Seed Scones with Greek Yogurt

September 2013

9/20 Homemade Ricotta Cheese Using Whey Drained From Yogurt
9/7 Cheesy Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Shells

August 2013

8/23 Bread Machine Pretzel Buns
8/10 Why I Love My Matfer Bouillon Strainer and a Tip You Don’t Want To Miss

July 2013

7/27 Chewy Coconut-Pecan Bars | My Slick and Shiny Secret
7/13 Reader Question: How Much Starter Do You Really Need To Make Yogurt?

June 2013

6/28 Speedy Blackberry Cobbler
6/14 5 Mason Jar Stars For Your Kitchen

May 2013

5/31 How to Beat the Afternoon Hungry Hour | Apple-Cranberry Yogurt Parfait With My Favorite Granola
5/17 Oatmeal-Sunflower Bread Recipe | How To Knead in a Bread Machine but Bake in a Conventional Oven
5/3 5 Surprising Reasons I Don’t Bake in My Bread Machine

April 2013

4/19 Raspberry-Marinated Grapefruit
4/5 Secrets of a Vacuum-Packer:  Ten Tips for Getting Lids to Seal on a Mason Jar 

March 2013

3/30 An Easter Thank-you | Chocolate Cake and Ganache Pops
3/15 Texas Minestrone & My Favorite Can Opener

February 2013

2/27 Guilt-Free Muddy Buddies
2/15 Four-Layer Meat and Potatoes in a Skillet
2/1 Swirly Dogs From Your Bread Machine

January 2013

1/18 Really Crunchy Fried Shrimp
1/5 Poppy Seed Chicken Salad

December 2012

12/29 2012 Review: Top Six Pinterest Favorites from Salad in a Jar
12/17 Lemon Snowdrops| A Christmas Thank-you
12/7 10 Stocking Stuffers Under $10 from a Restaurant Supply House
12/1 Ice Cream Sundae Mini-Tart Party Bar

November 2012

11/17 Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls with Honey Butter Glaze
11/15 An Improvement for You and a Blessing for Us
11/7 Homemade Condensed Cream of Celery Soup

October 2012

10/26 Knives: A Scary Story, a Lesson Learned and Avocado-Egg Toast
10/12 Cloning Pillsbury’s Cornmeal Twists

September 2012

9/28 Chocolate Ganache Mini-Tarts
9/14 Picadillo (and the Tiny Distraction in Our Family)
9/1 Seven Reasons I Keep Exam Gloves in My Kitchen

August 2012

8/17 7-Grain Homemade Hamburger Buns (Bread Machine)
8/2 Blackberry Ice Cream with Chocolate Shards

July 2012

7/26 Sophisticate Your Salad with Radicchio
7/11 How To Vacuum-Pack Salad in a Jar for Less than 6$ (Plus a Video)

June 2012

6/30 Red, White, and Blue Dessert Nachos
6/24 Mint Cookies and Cream Brownies
6/10 5 Things You Should Not Do When Making Homemade Yogurt
6/3 What To Do When Your Angel Food Cake Doesn’t Rise High Enough | Strawberry Snowball Cake

May 2012

5/26 Can I Add Other Foods to My (Vacuum-Packed) Jars of Salad?
5/18 Crunchy Coleslaw- A Holiday Favorite
5/12 Homemade Greek Yogurt: A Cheat Sheet and a Cookies and Cream Treat
5/6 Eating Our Way Across Italy

April 2012

4/28 Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pinwheels
4/21 One-Pot Beef Goulash
4/14 Is a Plastic Knife a Substitute for Vacuum-Packing Lettuce?
4/7 Super Convenient Potato-Cheese Yeast Rolls
4/1 Chocolate-Almond Mini Torte

March 2012

3/24 Goofproof Chicken Cutlets
3/17 Open Shelves Revisited
3/10 Baked Key Lime Pie | How Do You Juice a Lime?
3/3 Sweet Rum-Raisin Yeast Rolls (Mixed in a Bread Machine)

February 2012

2/26 Yes, You Can Use a Handheld Vacuum-Pack Machine to Seal Salad in a Jar
2/19 Weeknight Shepherd’s Pie
2/11 Strawberry, Balsamic and Goat Cheese Muffins
2/1 Life Without TV and a Simple Pot Roast

January 2012

1/25 Spicy Mango and Cranberry Cream Cheese Appetizer
1/18 Which Vacuum-Pack Machine Should I Buy to Make Salad in a Jar?
1/11 6-Minute Strawberry-Balsamic Sauce
1/2 Now Showing… “How to Make Healthy Homemade Greek Yogurt–Fat-Free”

December 2011

12/26 Graham Cracker Party Bar Including a DIY S’mores Table-Top Grill
12/21Creamed Corn with Maple Bacon
12/14 Crunchy Gingerbread Bites (Pfeffernusse) for Christmas Giving
12/7 Brown Butter and Rosemary Dinner Rolls Dressed Up for Christmas

November 2011

11/30 How to Make Salad in a Jar That Lasts a Week–a Video Debut and FAQ
11/26 Divide and Conquer– A Skinny Secret for the Holidays
11/23 Thanksgiving and My Version of Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie
11/15 White Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls + A Video Tutorial About Shaping Rolls
11/08 No-Fuss Brown Butter Icing (Microwave Method)
11/02 How To Make Greek Yogurt Using Raw Milk

October 2011

10/26 Vegetable Beef Soup– An Antidote for Too Many Snickers
10/19 Don’t Fear the Homemade Yogurt
10/12 Smoked Turkey, Pepper Jack Cheese, and Basil Panini
10/5 Ruth’s Shortbread Cookies with Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits

September 2011

9/28 Mexican Pizza with Cheese-Stuffed Double Tortilla Crust
9/21 Flaky Biscuits with a Million Layers of Cinnamon
9/13 18 Ways to Use Whey– A By-Product of Yogurt
9/6 Steak and Mushroom Slow Cooker Soup

August 2011

8/31 Peachy Amaretto Frozen Greek Yogurt
8/24 Amie’s Triple Coconut Cake
8/17  Oreo and Coffee Ice Cream Treats
8/10  Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce for Fish
8/3 Extreme Banana Bread Makeover

July 2011

7/25 How an Old Hutch Brought New Life to My Food Blog
7/17 Corn and Eggplant Vegetable Medley
7/6 The Land of Milk and Honey–Food and More from Israel

 June 2011

6/29 Fruit and Cream Mini-Tarts
6/22 Cilantro and Green Chili Pesto
6/15 Zebra Cream Pie
6/9 How To Strain Yogurt the Easy Way
6/3 Double Chocolate Oatmeal Refrigerator Cookies

May 2011

5/26 Fresh Guacamole with a Surprise Twist
5/19 Sugar-Crusted Raisin Brioche
5/12 More than Six Ways to Incubate Homemade Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker
5/8 3 Quick Meals Using Home-Made Chili
5/5 Chocolate Cream Tart (Made in the Microwave)

April 2011

4/28 My Favorite Chili (with Chocolate)
4/21 Deviled Eggs the Whole Family Will Eat
4/17 Flaky All-Butter Pie Crust with Yogurt
4/13 Can You Make a Great Cream Pie Filling in the Microwave?
4/6 Chocolate and Vanilla Angel Food Cake with “Dipped Cone” Icing
4/6 The Blender Winner

March 2011

3/31 Meyer Lemon Yogurt Squares and a Giveaway
3/24 Answers to Your Questions About Making Homemade Yogurt
3/19 Rosemary Yeast Bread with Dried Cherries and Pecans (A Bread Machine Recipe)
3/12 Shamrock Shortbread Cookies
3/5 Grilled Asparagus with Poached Egg and Toasty Crumbles

February 2011

2/26 Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo with Instructions for Making Roux in the Microwave
2/19 Crusty Round Bread (Made in a Bread Machine)
2/12 Iced Shortbread Cookies for My Valentine
2/9 Frosted Strawberry Cake Donuts
2/3 Pepperoni Pizza Dip

January 2011

1/29 Apples in a Bag
1/28 There’s a Hole in My Heart
1/23 Cheesy Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes
1/15Whole Wheat Powdered Sugar Donuts (Baked Not Fried)
1/9 Make Your Own Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup in Less than 5 Minutes
1/4 70th Anniversary Number Cake
1/1 Announcing a New Facebook Page and a Giveaway

December 2010

12/29 6 Bread Machine Secrets for Beginners
12/23 Skinny Homemade Egg Noodles–A Family Tradition
12/21 Easy-cheesy-oh-crud-was-that-today-balls?!
12/17 No More Lopsided Brioche–A Beginner’s Guide
12/11 Lemon-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies
12/5 White Queso and Corn Dip

November 2010

11/29 Black and White Red Velvet Cookies for a Special Wedding Shower
11/24 3 Things to Do with Less Than 1/4 Cup Leftover Pumpkin
11/20 Aunt Marg’s French Silk Chocolate Pie
11/16 How to Convert a Yeast Bread Recipe for Use in a Bread Machine11/2
11/11 Make-Ahead Cajun Chicken and Mushrooms
11/7 Choosing the Right Bread Machine
11/3 Glazed Peanut Butter Bars

October 2010

10/28 Baked Cauliflower Cream-the Mashed Potato Imposter
10/24 5 Reasons Why I Use a Bread Machine
10/23 God’s Timing
10/17 Crispy Jalapeno Cheese Snacks
10/10 Baby Black and White Cookies
10/3 Open cabinets

September 2010

9/29 Blackened Meatloaf with Tomato Gravy
9/23 Derinda’s Kid-Friendly Coffee Cake
9/19 Vacationing in the Northwest:  A Photo Collage
9/15 Crusty French Bread (Made in a Bread Machine)
9/10 Raisin Bran Crunch Cookies
9/7 Fresh Yellow Squash Casserole
9/7 Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crisscrosses
9/3 Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

August 2010

8/31 Espresso-Chocolate Shortbread
8/30 A Carrot Cake to Celebrate
8/24 Chocolate Cupcake Tops (aka Frosted Chocolate Cookies)
8/19 Texas Fiesta Bowls
8/13 Orange Pecan Waffles
8/8 Grilled Salmon with Fresh Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Relish
8/6 Recycling a Pioneer Woman T-Shirt
8/1 Microwave Banana Pudding

July 2010

7/28 Calabacitas (Little Squashes) and Potatoes
7/25 Fresh Glazed Nectarine (or Peach) Pie
7/21 Hearty Baked Beans
7/18 Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
7/14 Sweet and White Mashed Potato Swirl
7/8 Honey-Oatmeal Dinner Rolls
7/5 Taking Pictures in Boulder
7/2 Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites

June 2010
6/24 Moonstone Cookies
6/19 Brisket and Pepper Jack Quesadillas
6/15 Raisin Swirl Bread
6/13 Coconut-Ginger Greek Yogurt (nonfat)
6/8 Cinnamon Basil Syrup
6/4 Braided Chunky Chocolate Bread

May 2010

5/30 Pizza Potatoes
5/25 Black and White Sesame-Teriyaki Chicken Thighs
5 /20 Espresso Angel Food Cake
5/17 Golden Egg Bread with Dried Fruit
5/15 Ham Salad Sandwich Spread with a Basil Twist
5/12 Cheesy Rice Pilaf
5/9 Hearty Tortilla Soup
5/5 Homemade Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Oatmeal Pop-tarts

April 2010

4/28 Coconut Shortbread Cookies
4/25 Sausage and Pepper Upside-Down Cornbread
4/21 Almond Fans
4/18 Southwestern Jasmine Rice
4/14 Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie
4/11 Pizza Fish
4/7 Toffee Bars Made Easy
4/5 Post-Easter Ham and Veggie Fried Rice
4/2 Cheesy Crusted Yeast Rolls

March 2010

3/31 Broccoli-Rice Casserole
3/28 Pecan Covered Ice Cream Balls with Hot Fudge Sauce
3/24 Beefy Bean and Frito Burgers
3/19 A Cajun Dip for Sweet Potato Fries
3/17 Wayne’s Fresh Veggies in a Blanket
3/14 Lime Coconut Squares
3/10 Roasted Rosemary Chicken with “Instant” Gravy
3/7 Iced Orange Yeast Rolls
3/3 Sour Cream and Cumin Pork

February 2010

2/28 Amazing Microwave Custard for a Pie or Tart and My Favorite Cookie Crust
2/25 Glazed Fudge Birthday Cake and a Tribute
2/21 Microwave Lemon Curd with Lime and Orange Versions
2/18 Sloppy Joe Sliders on Homemade Whole Wheat Rolls
2/14 Low-Calorie Creamy Balsamic Salad Dressing
2/12 Green Chili Stew with Pork and Tomatoes (and a Winner)
2/10 Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles — a Valentine’s Day Treat
2/7 The Lettuce Experiment and a Giveaway
2/5 Red Beans and Rice
2/3 Warm and Toasty Nuts with Rosemary and Shallots

January 2010

1/31 Nacho Meat and Cheese Dip
1/28 All-Bran Refrigerator Yeast Rolls
1/24 Swedish Apple Pie
1/21 Espinaca–Side Dish or a Dip
1/17 Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with Coffee Icing
1/14 Meatball Ratatouille Soup
1/10 Twisted Cinnamon-Pecan Breakfast Yeast Bread
1/7 Never Fail Chicken and Dumplings
1/1 Homemade Graham Crackers Part II (Chocolate-Covered)

December 2009

12/31 Date Cheese Ball with Homemade Graham Crackers
12/27 Smoky Blackeyed Pea Dip
12/23  Thumbprint Cookies – His Favorite
12/20  Peanut Butter Fudge
12/17  Streusel Crusted Sweet Potato Balls
12/14  Homemade Chocolate-Espresso “Oreo” Cookies
12/11  How to Make a Gingerbread Church House
12/10  Roasted Eggplant and Potatoes
12/5  Crunchy Caramelized Nuts
12/3  Steakhouse Rolls–Another Bread Machine Recipe

November 2009

11/27 Hearty Beef and Ham Stew
11/23 The Winner of the iPod Touch is…
11/21 Browned Butter Pecan Pie
11/20 Pie Crust My Way
11/18 Green Chili Enchiladas
11/15 Apple iPod Touch Giveaway to say “Thank-you”
11/13 Vegetable Cheese Chowder
11/8 Hamburger Veggie Crumble over Biscuits
11/7 Faster-than-a-Mix Emergency Brownies (and a Skinny Secret)
11/5 Beefy Refried Beans for Quick Burritos and More
10/31 Jelly Cheese Quesadillas for when the Pantry is Running on Empty
10/28 An Easy Yeast Bread with a Secret Ingredient (another Bread Machine Recipe)
10/25 Cilantro and Hominy Rice
10/24 A Tamale Pie for my Dutch Friends
10/22 Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Browned Butter Icing
10/18 Crunchy Almond Chicken
10/15 The Pecan Cake that wanted to be a Hickory Nut Cake
10/10 Double Chocolate Biscotti and a Skinny Secret
10/7 Green Chili and Yellow Squash Cornbread Combo
10/3 Bread Machine Monkey Bread Inspired by Helen Corbitt

September 2009

9/30 Beefy Sausage-Filled Pinwheels
9/27 Rotisserie Chicken and Mushroom Chowder
9/25 Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie
9/23 Carrots: A Casserole and a Skinny Secret
9/20 Toasted Nuts the Easy Way (using the microwave)
9/19 Seeded Twirly Buns (made with a Bread Machine)
9/17 Kay’s Potato Salad
9/13 Sausage Stuffed 8-Ball Squash
9/12 Pink Shortbread Cookies
9/9 Yogurt Fantans (made in a bread machine)
9/6 The Virtues of Instant Espresso Powder
9/5 Chicken and Green Bean Stirfry with Sesame Seeds
9/3 Roasted Veggies–Good Hot or Cold

August 2009

8/30 Bread Machine Rosemary Parmesan Foccacia
8/28 Skinny Sweet Potato Chips
8/27 Coffee Ice Cream
8/26 Almond Salmon
8/24 Sweet and Sour Sausage
8/22 My Favorite Pizza Dough
8/22 On the Waist…or in the Waste?
8/21 Gooey Chocolate Cakes
8/19 Southwestern Roasted Stuffed Peppers
8/15 My Cinnamon Rolls
8/13 Scooter’s Spaghetti
8/10 My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies (as of today)
8/5 Veggie Chili
8/2 Skinny Granola
8/1 Deviled Swiss Roast
8/1 Got Milk?
8/1 Favorite Dinner Rolls
8/1 Cannoli Cones
8/1 Soft Cinnamon Cookies with Browned Butter Icing
8/1 Susan’s Blueberry Coffeecake
8/1 Camper’s Special
8/1 Squash Patties
8/1 Healthy Homemade Greek Yogurt (fat-free)
8/1 Grandma’s Squash Pie
8/1 Homemade Bread Crispies (aka sweet melba toast)
8/1 Banana Whole Wheat Yeast Bread
8/1 Salad-in-a-Jar
8/1 What I Like To Add To My Salad-in-a-Jar

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Lori April 24, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Many thanks for posting the video on how to make Greek Yogurt. Following your instructions I made a batch last night, improvising when it came to the straining step. The results were DEELISH and a quality chinois strainer is now on my wish list. 🙂

Thanks again!


Paula April 29, 2014 at 6:37 am

Hi Lori,
So glad to hear it. Happy yogurt eating!


Chiara April 2, 2014 at 10:05 am

Hi Paula! I have absolutely loved your blog for years! I remember a post you did about your favourite jars. I’ve been scouring your archive, but can’t seem to find it. Do you have a link to the post?



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