Learning to Cook from the Heart

Learning to Cook from the Heart, Elaine Griffin, The Laine List

I’ve been watching cooking shows since I was knee high to my mother and grandmother. Of course back then it was Julia Child.┬áThe Frugal Gourmet was right up there for me too. But after Julia it was Graham Kerr and Martin Yan. Soon after that, celebrity chefs hit the scene and the Food Network came {… Continue Reading …}

Holiday Cocktail 2: Hot Spiked Apple Cider

hot spiked apple cider the laine list 2

I love this hot spiked apple cider recipe. It’s simple, easy to make ahead and keep warm in the crock pot, and it’s PERFECT for cold Winter days! Make this without the alcohol and add that on a per-drink basis so it is kid friendly! The Ingredients 1 gallon of cider 1 package of mulling {… Continue Reading …}

Good Eats with Kids: A New Food Blog (Plus a Meal Plan)

meal plan november 18

Ben and I have been cooking together since he was just a wee babe. It is something we have always enjoyed doing together, and while he is not always open to trying healthy foods, he has a terrific sense of flavors and how they should work together to taste delicious! We have been working on {… Continue Reading …}

Homemade Irish Creme, a Delicious Holiday Treat

Homemade Irish Cream over ice

A Facebook post from my friend Melissa, reminded me of a couple of drink recipes in y grandmother’s recipe box. This recipe, for Irish Cream, is like chocolate milk with a kick. It’s comforting and homey, and a most delicious treat to drink on a cold evening while you are wrapping your holiday gifts! This {… Continue Reading …}

Easy Blackened Chicken Recipe

blackened chicken recipe

I have been cooking all my life, but for some reason I was afraid of making blackened anything. I really thought it would turn out awful, plus I’m really not a huge fan of chili powder or cumin. But one night when I didn’t know WHAT to have for dinner, I thought, ‘why not?’ Thinking {… Continue Reading …}