Bacon & Cheese Beer Bread

    Mr. Stacy loves a good beer bread, especially when it’s soft, warm, and full of all the little things that he enjoys like good beer, cheese, and bacon.  Can’t say I blame him.  I think I am right there with him.  It wasn’t until I moved to Germany where I found out what…

Prepping For the Market

Last summer I started kicking around the notion of selling baked goods at the farmer’s markets here in town, but was otherwise distracted by life, Mr. Stacy, and travel. This morning I decided that I really should do that this year. I can get out. Meet people. Share my food. Plus, make a little money…

Beer Cheese Dip with Sausage

I really don’t like crowding my blog posts with more than one recipe.  So, think of this as Part 2 with Game Day posts. For my dish during the broadcast, I used Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from KettleHouse Brewing Co. in Missoula.  If you want a lighter flavored try a light lager or IPA.  I…

The Dreaded Cold and Flu Season

As lovely as Montana is, it is not isolated from the rest of the world and cold and flu season has settled in horrifically.  The number of sick people at work seems to grow exponentially and even I have succumb to the horrors of the cold.  I spent a week marinating in cold and flu…

Taco Salad

One of my readers recently asked about some food ideas that were tasty, filling, and fit into their dietary restrictions. No problem. Mr. Stacy and I have been making taco salad since we have been together.  It’s really one of his specialties.  Because it’s very tasty, fairly simple, and quite an ingredient flexible dish it’s…

Rolled Sugar Cookies

I am going to be completely honest, I hate sugar cookies.  I enjoy eating good sugar cookies, but I hate making the damn things.  These things were just a mystery to me with the mixing, chilling, rolling, getting them cut without sticking to the counter.  Let’s not even get into the baking with the spreading…

Crushed Garlic Paste

Is there anything better than garlic in cooking?  Well, I guess butter.  So…. next to butter is there anything better?  Did someone say alcohol?  Oh my gawd, making this hard tonight. Okay, okay. Next to those other two things, is there really anything better than garlic?  You better be thinking “No!” just this once.  Now…

Once in a Blue Moon Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes don’t have to be basic. Creamy pale classic is good.  However, sometimes different is good. The first time I saw blue potatoes, I had a real “What the hell?”  I bought a few out of curiosity and cooked them up for dinner like any other potato.  I found, other than the coloring, they tasted…

Honey Garlic Green Beans

Green beans don’t have to be blah.  Mr. Stacy is not a fan of green beans.  If given a choice, he’ll go without vegetables, which is saying something from someone who still loves vegetarian cuisine from time to time.  However, when made with right amount of tang and flare, it meets with the approval of…

The Gourmet Ingredient Gallop

Today the weather was the warmest it’s been all week.  In honor of our second week as a blog we went on a gourmet ingredient tour of Bozeman.  (I do say we because my husband, while not an author, does quite a bit to help me out.)  A good time was had by all and…

Streusel Pumpkin Pie

So, it was this last summer when my husband and I had our 10th wedding anniversary.  We like to keep things simple, oh so simple.  Simple like pie simple.  While I can fawn over about any sweet treat, my husband is a different story.  He prefers goodies that aren’t too sweet, but are quite tasty. …