Category: Wonderful Wife

Peach Cobbler Recipe: Wonderful Wife Tip Revisited

I shared this peach cobbler recipe last year on my blog and since peaches have been fantastic this year it’s time to share it with anyone who missed it! I grew up with my mom making this peach cobbler as a special breakfast treat.  My husband still cannot believe we used to eat this for breakfast, but

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Raspberry Crumble Recipe

I shared one of my favorite wonderful wife tips with you in this post with Jacques Pépin’s Berry Crumble Recipe and since black raspberries are in season in my garden it’s the perfect time to share it again! I made a few improvisations on the original recipe (which you’ll find below) by using only black raspberries

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Wonderful Wife Tip–Easy homemade soup

This Wonderful Wife Tip is inspired by Jacques Pepin, my personal cooking hero, and although he calls it a Peasant Soup it is a rich, satisfying meal. If you have vegetable or chicken broth in your pantry you can pull this soup together very quickly–like maybe 30 min. from start to finish.  Water works perfectly fine if you don’t

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Wonderful Wife Tip–Homemade Chocolate Truffles for your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is all about sweets for your sweet and my favorite sweet is definitely chocolate so while I may call this a “wonderful wife tip” it’s a seriously great husband tip, too.  These homemade chocolate truffles are simple and delicious.  There is nothing better than the look you get when you tell someone you

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Wonderful Wife Tip–Turkey Chili Recipe

The Superbowl is on Sunday evening and if there is one thing I have learned over the years it’s that my husband simply l-o-v-e-s football.  I didn’t grow up in a “football family” so this was all new to me at first.  Over the years I’ve learned a few football season survival tips…like when the

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Cocktail recipe: Root beer float with spirits

We don’t make a lot of mixed drinks in our house–perhaps an occasional organic lemonade with blueberries, fresh mint and vodka in the summertime–but when I was introduced to ROOT by Art in the Age by my sister, a food blogger in Boulder, CO whose birthday it is today by the way (Happy birthday, Megan!) and whose post

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Wonderful Wife Tip–Do like Martha Stewart does.

As a floral designer I have followed Martha Stewart for many years–it’s an occupational necessity after all!  Today’s wonderful wife tip is a recipe for roasted chicken with rosemary potatoes which is oh-so-simple and will knock your socks off.  Give it a try {click here for the recipe} and you’ll be a star in the

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Wonderful Wife Tip–Thanksgiving dessert recipe

I recently heard someone say, “Thanksgiving is not about perfection.”  I think that is such an important thing to keep in mind while you are knocking yourself out in the kitchen.  Whether you will be hosting your first Thanksgiving or are looking for a dessert to bring to dinner and I’ve got the perfect pumpkin

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Wonderful Wife Tip–Biscuits for breakfast

I love simple recipes and this one is so easy you’ll have to try it the next time you make an omelet for weekend brunch or serve them up for dinner with a hearty soup.  Try these Quick Drop Biscuits with jam, butter or my personal favorite, herb butter.  This recipe is from The Joy of Cooking and

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Wonderful Wife Tip–It’s Butter, baby

Herb butter is one of my favorite hostess with the mostess tricks.  There is something about saying, “I made an herb butter,” that just sounds fancy, yet it’s as simple as taking a stick of softened butter and adding a few tablespoons of chopped herbs with salt & pepper.  I think it’s a great way

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