sweet whiskey bbq sauce

Sweet Whiskey BBQ Sauce is easy to prepare and will keep, refrigerated, for 2 weeks. Put a batch of the sauce in a slow cooker, on low, to keep meatballs warm for game day eats or entertaining! Serve with Chili Lime Sweet Potato Wedges. Sweet whiskey BBQ Sauce   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time […]

avocado salsa

This Avocado Salsa is by far the easiest dip recipe you will serve up. When I know friends are coming over, for a laid-back get together, I put a bowl of this dip out with a bag of tortilla chips (sometimes I get really fancy and put the chips is a bowl) and this dip […]

vegan baked oatmeal

The first time I had baked oatmeal was in a Lancaster County diner. I love a good bowl of oatmeal for breakfast but this took it to a whole new level! We grew up on honey drizzled oatmeal and grits not boxed sugary faux food. The baked oatmeal was more like an oatmeal cake but […]

my Q&A with Chef Aaron McCargo Jr

Chef Aaron McCargo lit up the crowd as soon as his smile and energy hit the stage. I’m not going to lie, I do not watch “The Next Food Network Star.” This was my first introduction to Chef Aaron and it’s easy to see why he won the Food Network Star title and earned the […]

PA Farm Show 2015

(I won a BLUE RIBBON!! My team, under the leadership of Chef Jason, took first prize at the PA Preferred, Thermador Chef Challenge. Behind the scene photos and more below.) Let’s take this from the top and keep it simple. In my 2013 post I told you not to miss the maple syrup products and […]

pineapple kiwi smoothie

You must resist the desire to add rum to this healthy Pineapple Kiwi Smoothie. Think kale instead! Pineapple is knows for the natural enzyme bromelain, found in it’s core. Don’t throw that core away, it may be a bit fibrous but it’s really good for you. The natural enzyme bromeliad is helpful in reducing inflammation […]

cherry lime smoothie

I make this tasty Cherry Lime Smoothie with various additions, sweeteners were not necessary. Add a bit of creaminess by using a cherry flavored dairy or non-dairy yogurt. You will be adding extra calories and sugar so just be aware, if calories are being counted. The addition of granola takes it to another level in the […]

restorative detox smoothies

Resorting to detox is often a post-holiday ritual. We indulge … then cleanse … then repeat. Buying into a cleanse-in-a-box, or deferring to a cabbage soup or cayenne honey tea diet is how some rebound from holiday indulgences. But the tastiest way to start a healthy eating plan is to resolve to eat the rainbow. […]

no-bake granola bar

Looking for a healthy snack to break some bad snacking habits? This is it. My No-Bake Granola Bar (vegan) recipe offers flexibility for personal taste, is easy to prepare, keeps well when refrigerated and uber chewy when chilled overnight. It’s likely to please the little ones as much as the grown ups. Hop to it, tomorrow […]

savory chèvre tartlets

Looking for a simple party food to ring in the New Year? My Savory Chèvre Tartlets fits the bill. The recipe can be dressed up or served as it is. I plan on making these golden bite-sized goodies and serving them with my Roasted Eggplant Spread. You could also serve with a dollop of jam or fruit butter, if […]

Zena and her Pint-Sized Foodie

Zena and her Pint-Sized Foodie I say that each interview is my favorite but this one has to be. Really. Fellow Fig Lancaster blogger Zena Korba joins us and she brought her Pint-Sized Foodie, Jack!  At 9-years old Jack has sampled more foods than I have and he may have a more refined palate than […]

Lancaster Central Market Holiday Must Haves

It’s that time of year. Some folks are dreaming of sparkly rings and things but I prefer to think edible gifts. I made a short and sweet list of Lancaster Central Market Holiday Must Haves for this holiday season. Some items are seasonal so grab them while you can! Each item is perfect for the […]

Spiced Hot Apple Cider

The Spiced Hot Apple Cider recipe is lovely for a quiet night at home, a girls night in or makes a thoughtful gift. Prepare a batch (with or without Snap liqueur), allow it to cool and package it for gifting. If you super thoughtful you may share it with a bag of homemade ginger snaps […]

Lancaster Central Market podcast

It’s another Lancaster Central Market podcast and just in time for the holiday season! Jessica Malhot, Lancaster Central Market’s Manager, stops by to talk food, architecture and holiday market events. My Phoebe Savors Lancaster Market, Fig Style blog is frequently Jessica inspired. You’ll find inspiration in this episode too. Meet you at market! Be sure to check out […]

Vanilla Citrus Spice Blend

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! Well, that’s a matter of opinion. I love the chilly weather and during this hustle and bustle time of year I welcome the chance to snuggle up under a lap blanket with a book (I’ll be honest, it’s more like my laptop to get some writing done but I’d […]

the threat of children

Warning, this childfree living episode is steeped in a case of the giggles and I said it … threat of children. It’s a bit more light hearted than it sounds. Maybe. Heather Adams joins us to talk about big kitties, small kitties and foster kitties…and childfree living! Listen, some of us without children live this way […]

apple cardamom crumb cake

I’m not one to tell you how to enjoy your food. This Apple Cardamom Crumb Cake is unique circumstance. I need you to act in your own best interest and urge you to enjoy this cake with your favorite hot beverage, good company and while this cake is still warm. That last bit is important, “while this […]

custard-style baking tips podcast

Pastry Chef extraordinaire, Diana Penn stops by to share custard style baking tips. The secret for the perfect cheesecake…it’s in this episode. Hope you enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving! 11.22.14  The Cheesecake is Half-Full Listen to this episode, in iTunes, by clicking here. Please be sure to subscribe and leave us some feedback, in iTunes. Listen to this […]

the gnocchi master

Dream of becoming a culinary master, if only for a night? Linda Bell, owner of TheCulinaryClassroom.com, visits.We had a drool worthy conversation about gnocchi and French Provincial cooking. Linda teaches culinary skills to enrich your knowledge or give you the foundation to build on. I’m not telling you what to put on your Christmas wish […]

whiskey maple pumpkin butter

’Tis the pumpkin-done-101-ways season. Have you pretty much had it up to your ears with pumpkin recipes or can you not get enough? This Whiskey Maple Pumpkin Butter recipe will get you in the pumpkin spirit, if only as the prefect foodie or hostess gift. Beware, it is a bit addicting.  This recipe uses only […]

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