Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pretzel Stacks


I just realized that this is the second chocolate-peanut butter combination I’ve made this week. I promise next week will be all about vegetables and fruits and healthy things…maybe. This is a super simple, no-brainer kind of recipe. I wanted to make a quick snack for the kids and I was craving those chow mein … Read more

Ground Beef “Wellington”


I love this meal! It might sound a bit labor-intensive, but it really is extremely easy to put together. The presentation is spectacular and so is the taste. My inspiration for this dish is the old-school Beef Wellington. I left out the pate or prosciutto that you’d find in the traditional. Then I added some … Read more

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie w/ Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust


There was a half batch of chocolate chip cookie dough calling to me from the freezer on Sunday. I wanted to make something good for dessert; something that really constituted as Dessert with a capital D and not just cookies. So I started wondering if I could use the cookie dough as a pie crust. … Read more

Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Bread


I call this breakfast bread, but really it can be eaten at any time of day. Personally, I think it makes a great late night snack.     That being said, we do love to have this bread for breakfast. It’s delicious toasted or just warmed in the microwave. Add some butter on top and … Read more

Oven Roasted Green Beans


This super simple side dish just screams Spring. (And it’s alliterative too.) I love fresh green beans and I always make sure we get our fill throughout spring and summer. When prepared this way, they make as tasty a snack as they do a side dish. I should know; I snack on them a lot! … Read more

Versatile Baked Brown Rice Balls


These rice balls are not very traditional. From what I’ve seen, there are two traditional styles of rice balls – Italian ones made with risotto then deep fried and Japanese ones made with sushi rice. Both sometimes have fillings as well. While I love the idea of both, I really prefer more versatile side dishes, … Read more

Cherry Almond Bread


I have still been working on tackling a big bag of dried cherries we were gifted with from a neighbor. Between the chocolate cherry muffins I made a few weeks ago and this bread, I’ve used 3/4 of the bag already. I’m actually surprised and a little sad I’ve used so many already. I think … Read more

“Purple” Potatoes


I love cooking with red cabbage. The color is amazing and it makes everything look good. I’ve found that even my non-cabbage eating kids will gobble this up. And the color is definitely the reason. When you have girls who love the color purple, I guess that should go without saying. (By the way, I … Read more

Italian Breadsticks

I had quite a few requests for the breadstick recipe I mentioned in my baking day post earlier this week, so I knew I had to share. I can’t take credit for this recipe. It comes from my good friend Joy. It is without a doubt the best breadstick recipe I’ve ever made!

Butter Pecan Banana Waffles


I am a huge fan of waffles, especially waffles that have an extra added ingredient or two in them. Take for example my bacon waffles – those are awesome! But these definitely come in a close second. This post is being linked to: Finer Things Friday at The Finer Things In Life Hooked on… at … Read more