Peach and Jalapeno Mini Pies

Savory Peach and Jalapeño Mini Pies

About the filling… Jalapeño. And peaches. We combined two ingredients that are satisfying on their own (but even more amazing together!) to make a sweet peach pie with a happy kick. With so many fruits in season, from berries to stone fruits, we didn’t want to pass up on making a fruit pie before summer […]

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Corn Made Easier: Cooler Corn and 10 Minute Corn on the Cob Recipes

The best way to cook and prep corn on the cob for a BBQ party… Corn is easy enough to cook.  However if you’re preparing food for a gathering of more than 8 people, then it may be a good idea to outsource the work from your stove — to a cooler.  This is a […]

Homemade Donut Recipe with Three Glazes

Recipe for homemade donuts with three glazes to chose from: maple, chocolate and your choice of fruit. Donut or doughnut? Either one is delicious.  The history of the donut is a longstanding food debate.  Some say donuts were invented as a cure for homesick World War I soldiers.  Others claim donuts are a 19th century cooking […]

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Recipes and More for Memorial Day

Happy Memorial weekend!  Weather permitting, I hope an outdoor gathering with familiar faces features brightly in your future. If you’re attending a gathering, you can get ideas for bring-along dishes from our Pinterest.  MasterCook has a whole Pinterest board dedicated to recipes and ideas related to the 4th of July recipes that would equally well for […]

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Summer Cocktail Recipes with a Twist

With warmer days on the horizon, I look forward to reaching for my neglected ice-cube tray and cocktail shaker very soon again. Last summer after having developed an appreciation for sitting on the porch on a hot, lazy afternoon with a cold drink in hand, I began a collection of easy summer cocktail recipes.  My favorite cocktail […]

Make Your Own Authentic Taco Seasoning

Compared to this homemade version, store-bought seasonings have three fatal errors: it’s pricier, it has fillers and it has chemical preservatives. This recipe of real taco seasoning adds authentic Mexican flavor to your dish and it’s also surprisingly good for blackened Tilapia or meatloaf. If that’s not enough to make you want to go out […]