The Remarkable Rice Cooker

Rice Cooker

Delicate, aromatic, and fluffy- rice can become so much more than your typical side dish. It is affordable, and if you can boil water you are good to go. Making rice is so easy, so why use an electric rice cooker? I once believed that electric rice cookers were uni purpose appliances that would hog […]

Easy Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

Easy Baked Garlic Parmesean Fries

Hello AMFT readers this is Laura from Pink Cake Plate and I cannot tell you how excited I am to be joining the AMFT contributor family!!  I love to share easy family friendly recipes that are delicious and require minimal prep and cook time!!  With this being January most of us are trying to get […]

Cooking 101 Basics Week #9 – Homemade Mashed Potatoes

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes

How To Sign Up: If you’d like to join the cooking classes challenge, sign up by joining the Cooking 101: The Basics group on Facebook.  Over there you can ask questions, post tips and recipe photos, and help each other along the way. Please Grab a Button: If you are following along, the please grab a class […]

Garlic Citrus Broccoli

Garlic Citrus Broccoli

Nothing beats good garlic sauces, but they’re often not considered healthy cooking.  However, if I steam broccoli for an easy healthy side dish, then it’s okay to indulge a little bit, right?  My kids love a good chicken & broccoli supper, so I grilled up some chicken and added this Garlic Citrus Broccoli as our side […]

Firecracker Green Beans

Firecracker Green Beans

  If you have figured it out, I love recreating my favorite restaurant dishes at home.  One of our favorite BBQ places is none other than Famous Dave’s BBQ.  One of my new favorites when we go are the Firecracker Green Beans.  They are always perfectly cooked with a hint of bacon and a little bit spicy. […]

Avocado Bacon Deviled Eggs

Avocado Bacon Deviled Eggs

Let’s talk deviled eggs, shall we.  They are amazingly delicious  But they have been around for decades without much change.  I typically make them the same way mom makes them, who makes them the same way her mom makes them, etc.  I’ve been thinking about how I could update the traditional deviled egg with a […]

The Guacamole that Changed my Life


Have you noticed the lack of avocado in my recipes?  That’s because I hate them…well…stay tuned to see if that’s changed with this recipe.  I live in AZ and there is no lack of avocados, guacamole, and Mexican food.  However, John loves Loves LOVES guacamole and avocados.  His love, rather my hatred, has been the source of […]