Best Banana Bread


Banana bread is one of my favorite comfort foods. I love it warm with a small smear of cream cheese. But since I could easily eat a whole loaf in one day, I don’t make it as often as we’d all like. When I do though, I always rely on the same recipe because it’s … Read more

3 Moms 3 Kitchens 31 Days: A Month In My Kitchen


Back in May of 2008, I spent the month blogging all of my family’s daily meals, recipes, menu planning and grocery shopping tips.  With me on that adventure were Joy from Five J’s and Toni from The Happy Housewife. We called our cross-blog series “3 Moms, 3 Kitchens, 31 Days.” I have the fondest memories … Read more

Peanut Butter M & M Cookies


I am of the firm belief that there is no such thing as too many cookies. And judging by how quickly my family gobbles them up, I’d have to say that they agree with me. I bake so many different kinds of cookies that I honestly can’t choose just one or two that are family … Read more

Loaded Baked Potato Salad


On Saturday morning, my husband decided we were having hot dogs for dinner. It had been a long time since we ate hot dogs, because we usually save those for summertime. So I was all for it. As dinner time rolled around, I wanted to make us a nice side dish. So I thought a … Read more

Mexican Minestrone


The other night, we experienced a very rare occurrence in our house. We had leftover taco meat! And a real amount of it too, not just a few spoonfuls. That almost never happens around here. As I was packing away the leftovers, I decided that I’d use the meat to make a soup. I instantly … Read more

Homemade Spicy Tortilla Chips


Here’s a super quick and easy recipe for those of you who have requested more snack recipes. These chips make a great snack by themselves, with dip of some kind or as a base for a bean salsa or nachos. They’re also the perfect accompaniment to lots of different soups. We really like the spice … Read more

Foodie Blog Round-Up ~ Week 2

The world of food blogs is huge and I feel like I’m barely just skimming the surface as I begin exploring them. Thanks for joining me on this journey. And thanks so much to everyone that shared some of your favorites last week. Keep them coming. I’ll be featuring those too. Without further ado, let’s … Read more

Hometowns & Memories


Excuse me while a veer a bit off track from the usual posts here at Cooking During Stolen Moments. I don’t usually go into many personal details on here since it’s all about the food. But for me, food and home are synonomous. Our family lives just outside the quaint village of Milford, Michigan, about … Read more

Pretzel Chicken


This is one of our all-time favorite ways to eat chicken. It’s such a fun twist that the kids love. The pretzel coating gives the chicken a great crispy crunch and a great flavor. Plus, it’s easily doable as either chicken fingers or for whole chicken breasts. One of my favorite elements of this dish … Read more

Chicken & Veggie Chowder


I’m starting to feel like my soup making opportunities are coming to an end for this winter. We are ready for spring, but I’m not quite ready to give up the soups. So in an effort to prolong the soup season, I’ve realized I really need to make soup as often as possible for the … Read more