Entries by Jennifer Cario

Deviled Eggs, Four Ways

Deviled eggs are one of those weird party foods, an afterthought for most, a treasured bite of memory inducing deliciousness for others. They are a mainstay at Baptist and Methodist potlucks and backyard BBQs in the south, but they are also showing up in various forms at farm to table restaurants and trendy eateries through […]

Buffalo Goat Cheese Deviled Eggs

I’ve written before about how I’ve learned to like different foods over the years and how each year opens up a new window of culinary adventures as I discover a new ingredient to play with and explore. Sometimes that discovery is a food like shrimp or sweet potatoes that can be used in a wide […]

Enchiladas with White Sauce

For the most part, I don’t cook a lot of “kid foods.” I can’t stand Mac n Cheese or Ramen Noodles; I’m not a fan of tomato soup, and I’m not sure my oven has seen a chicken nugget in six years. Don’t get me wrong, our eleven year old makes those first three meals […]

Pan Seared Sea Bass

I first launched this site back in 2012 when I was doing research on Pinterest and writing my first book for print. While there was no shortage of tasty recipes posted back then, food photography was not a skill for which I had demonstrated even a lick of talent. That meant the pictures I posted […]

Pymatuning Reservoir – Where Ducks Walk on Fish

Right on the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, about an hour south of Lake Erie is a beautiful lake called Pymatuning. The lake runs right down the border of the two states, which means there are both Ohio State Campgrounds and Pennsylvania State Campgrounds. Twice a year, during the first weekend after school lets out and the last […]

Spicy Ginger Hoisin Lo Mein

I adore nearly all types of Asian food. Whether it’s a spicy Mongolian beef, a delicious Pad Thai, a Malaysian-inspired Char Kway Teow or a simple stir-fry, I adore it. My kids THINK they like Asian food, but their version of Asian food is a bag of Crispy Orange Chicken from the Aldi freezer section […]

Summer Veggie Quinoa Salad

Sometimes the best food comes about not through a recipe, but because you are absolutely flying by the seat of your pants and winging it with whatever you find in your fridge. In fact, I make up recipes this way often enough that our middle child refers to it as “future food.” Why future food? […]

Traditional Style Deviled Eggs with Green Onion

The thing I hate about deviled egg recipes is that the entire idea is completely and utterly flawed. Let me explain why. Recipes call for a certain number of hard boiled eggs. But…what size eggs? Large? Medium? Jumbo? Even then, who decides what qualifies as each of those sides? All of my hens are considered […]

DIY Colorful Kitchen Gift Basket

While I am a huge fan of homemade gifts, as demonstrated by our sarcastic coffee mugs, or our homemade glass cutting boards, I’ve also learned that presentation can turn something nice into something extraordinary. That’s why I’ve become a huge fan of incorporating a taste of something homemade into a gift basket themed to the […]

DIY Mean Girls Tumbler Pack

Some movies are more quotable than others; Tommy Boy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Princess Bride. For those of us in our twenties and thirties, especially females, Mean Girls also makes that list. It’s a testament to the comedic brilliance of Tina Fey that it’s almost impossible to get through more than a few minutes […]