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Melissa Fossler
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Our most recent International Dinner turned out to be one of the top favorites by the group as we enjoyed the cuisine of Lebanon. (You can see these posts about past dinners on India, Japan, and Korea.) We had Kibbeh Saheeh for the main course, which has…

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The week before my husband’s birthday, we were watching an old episode of Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” in which he made this Pork Tenderloin Wellington – two tenderloins with dried apples in the middle, wrapped in a tasty layer of prosciutto, and then sealed…

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Upon the arrival of Emma, we have received a number of wonderful meals. I love cooking, but figuring out our new schedule, how to make it to the store, preparing food in little snippets of time between taking care of Emma, and not knowing how long those…

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I wondered what “the day” would look like. Would my water break in the middle of church? Would I have contractions while in line at the post office? What if I was one of those people who delivered in their car? I assured Dave that in the event we had to…

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Weddings have become more fun and interesting lately as people add those personal touches that make it reflect their personality and the things important to them. Our wedding was in a barn, with wild flowers and paper airplanes to throw as we exited. I…

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So this recipe makes me laugh a little every time I make it due to the fact that it is slightly misspelled on the Food Network’s website. In fact, if you are on their site, in order to find it, you have to do a search for grilled pork LION. Ha. The…

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I love a challenge that allows me to think creatively and combine past projects. When I first acquired a set of fireman’s turnout gear (also known as bunker gear), my mind went crazy with the possibilities. For the most part there are three layers; the…

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I enjoy sides I can put together and let bake while I work on the rest of dinner. This bread gratin is a mild flavored dish that works well with a main that has stronger flavors – balances it out well. We had it with Apple Pork Chops, so it worked well…

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Although my sewing style is more experimental and try-as-you-go, I do enjoy finding patterns to try out, which inevitably teach me a new technique or idea that I can apply in other areas. And let’s be honest, small and quick projects are more likely to…

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I love cobblers. Really anything that has dough. My husband does as well. In fact, for his last birthday, I made him a blackberry cobbler rather than a cake. My recent experience with the sweet, juicy peaches that are currently available at the store, and…
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