Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are one of my all time favorites. They are so rich and chocolatey. Chocolate crinkles are on my Christmas baking list every year, but I also love them in the summer. Pair a few cookies with some fresh berries and you have an awesome combination!



I’ve had a sheet of phyllo dough hanging out in my freezer ever since I made chicken strudel a few weeks ago. So I decided that I would use it to make some beef empanadas for dinner. However, just as I was getting the dough ready, my 2 year old walked into the kitchen with … Read more

Italian Chicken Sausage Spaghetti


This past weekend we stopped in at a local gourmet market. Our plan was to just look around at all the fun and unique items. But then I saw the most beautiful chicken sausages I have ever seen. I’m serious here – these things were gorgeous. When I saw that they were only $2.99 per … Read more

Southwestern Rice Salad


I have wanted a nice side dish for tacos and other Mexican-inspired dishes for a long time. Refried beans and Spanish rice are great, but I have yet to find a recipe that really compares to those side dishes that we can get at our favorite local Mexican restaurant. So we decided that those dishes … Read more

Sesame-Garlic Chicken Noodle Stir-Fry


Stir fries are one of my favorite easy dishes. They come together so quickly and the options and variety are virtually limitless. Plus, in the summer time, I’ve found that they often taste just as good cold as they do hot. Sort of like a stir-fry salad. So since I’m already making the dish early … Read more

Lemon Bars w/ Lemon Glaze & Candied Lemon Peel


This is my favorite lemon bar recipe ever. I’ve been making it for over 10 years now. I’ve tried several other recipes throughout that time, but I always come back to this one. It is easy, rich, creamy, buttery and delicious. The bars taste great as is, without any embellishments, but can be easily dressed … Read more

Florentine Sausage & Stuffing Skillet


I created this recipe as my entry for the BlogHer/Stove-Top competition. Although it didn’t make the final cut, we all thought it was delicious. So I thought maybe someone else would find it delicious too.

Simple Curry Chicken Salad


I love chicken salad, but I haven’t always. Up until a few years ago, I avoided it at all costs. The main reason being that I do not like raw onions. Then I saw our local gourmet market carried onion-free chicken salad. I thought it was worth a shot. I fell in love instantly. Since … Read more