Homemade Croutons

Making your own croutons is easy and gives you a chance to add your own flavors. Using dark rye or sourdough bread makes them way more interesting than the store-bought variety.

Glazed Pecans

These sweet and crunchy nuggets play extremely well with balsamic vinaigrette, feta cheese and dried cranberries. They are a really tasty snack as well.

Vinaigrette Dressing

Sweet, tart or spicy. A creamy vinaigrette makes any salad come to life. It takes less than five minutes to make, so why would you buy that watery stuff on the grocery store shelf?

Caesar Dressing

You know that thick and creamy dressing they serve in the restaurants? This is a quick and easy method to make it yourself at home.

Ranch Dressing

Cool and fresh, this American classic from Hidden Valley Ranch in California works as a dip as well as a salad dressing.


It took me the longest time to successfully make mayonnaise. My problem was a lack of patience, which made me add the oil too fast. So I paced myself using a teaspoon and voila! I will never buy mayonnaise again!

Flour Tortillas

No kneading or rising is necessary to make these fluffy and soft tortillas. And they taste so much better than the ones from the store! Make smaller ones for soft tacos and quesadillas, or large ones for burritos and other wraps.


Grilled cheese sandwiches, Mexican style. Great with salads, soups or as a quick snack. Fill them with chicken or ham, tomatoes, peppers and onion for a complete meal.