I Don’t Want To Cry


Because I do not like raw onions, I avoided cooking with them for years. I have since learned to love cooked onions when I realized what a difference they make in so many dishes. But I still do not like to cut onions. I can’t stand the pain and tears. So many times I’ve tried … Read more

Chicken, Corn and Roasted Pepper Chowder


I wanted to get one last soup in before the weather started staying warm all the time. Although judging by the past few days, I might be able to get another one in too. This meal takes a little extra effort, but it is so worth it – especially frying your own tortillas to use … Read more

Ridiculously Good Chocolate Cake


Baking cakes from scratch is a relatively new habit for me. I’ve been doing it for just over a year now and I really enjoy it. However, while I’ve learned to make some mighty fine tasting cakes, I’ve yet to master the fine art of cake decorating. In fact, I don’t even own any tools … Read more

Blackened Chicken with Cajun Alfredo Sauce


Spicy food and Cajun flavors are always a hit in our house. This dish was definitely a winner! The flavors mingled perfectly to create a final product that was just delicious. I started making this meal with just the knowledge that I wanted blackened chicken with some kind of sauce I could put over pasta. … Read more

Oven-Roasted Chickpeas

It is hard to describe just how good these are. They’re salty, a little crunchy, a little spicy…basically all things delicious. The chickpeas work great as a snack, an appetizer in place of nuts, or on top of a salad.  

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownie Cups

I really don’t think you need me to tell you how delicious and indulgent these are. I think the name speaks for itself. If you don’t believe me, you’ll just have to try them out to know for sure.     One of the best things about these cups is that they freeze really well … Read more

Unstuffed Pepper Skillet Dinner


As much as I love making food that looks amazing and wows people with its presentation, sometimes I prefer an easier method. Some might call it laziness. Some might call it genius. But whatever you call it, it certainly works for me! (And by the way, I prefer the latter.) Last week I shared my … Read more

Potato Torta with Carmelized Onions and Spinach


I am constantly amazed at how easy things that I once believed would be impossible to make are actually really easy. That has been my experience with making potato tortas. The presentation of a potato torta is very impressive and the work that goes into it really isn’t hard at all. One of the things … Read more

Meijer Bargain Meals – Week of 3/22

Isn’t it a sad day when you receive the sales ad and realize your grocery store has stopped running your favorite sale? That’s how I feel this week about the end of the 10 for $10, 11th item free deal ending at Meijer. Oh well. I’m sure it will be back in a few weeks. … Read more

Corned Beef Hash


  After all, is there any better way to use up St. Patrick’s Day leftovers? I would honestly be disappointed in myself if I didn’t have a leftover corned beef recipe to post. Although I almost didn’t. I think my husband could eat at least 3 pounds of corned beef in one sitting if he … Read more