Recipe Monday - Strawberry Banana Bread

Easy dessert and breakfast!RECIPE!...more

Slow Cooker Barbecue Nachos

I have to admit, even I got caught up in the excitement of football since Ray Lewis played his last home game, and the Baltimore Ravens have earned themselves a spot in the Super Bowl. (None of this would have happened if my boyfriend wasn't rooting for them. I will totally cop to that.) This recipe is about as simple as it gets. From time to time, I whip this up as dinner for the two of us and we gorge. Serving this with good company watching the game -- even better! ...more
Tomorrow I am going to buy my Superbowl food!   These look so delicious! I am off to check out ...more

Our quest for the moist meatball...

Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce on Spelt Spaghetti...more

Sunday Pasta®: Rigatoni alla Gricia (Pancetta and Onion)

I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore. I’m fighting mad. Fit to be tied. Go ahead, make my day.  Let’s take this outside. Oh, yeah? Yeah....more

Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets bring out the kid in all of us! They’re crispy, tender, and absolutely delish dunked in tangy honey mustard or spicy ketchup sauce. Coated in crunchy panko breadcrumbs and fresh Parmesan, these little nuggets are almost too adorable to eat! Almost… ...more
My kids would love these, as would I! I love the different dipping sauces too!more

Soft Pretzels With Roasted Jalapeno Cheese Sauce

Tell me that you're as an obsessive party planner as I am. Tell me that you hem and haw, and go back and forth a minimum of six times about which desserts you want on your menu. Tell me that I'm not the only one, because I sure feel like it sometimes! I keep a working menu for each party or dinner we plan in Evernote, so that wherever I am, I have access to the most up-to-date file. And that file gets worked over. ...more
I want those! NOWmore

Simple Recipes for Weeknights

Here are my best tips for getting dinner on the table in a quick, easy (and sometimes even healthy) way. Simple Dinner Tip #1 Make use of leftovers. We hear it all the time, we know it’s a good idea, but then we forget all about it. But seriously, if you’re roasting a chicken for Sunday dinner, cook an extra one alongside it. ...more

Losing Fat Loving Food Fridays 1/18

     So how do you think I did?  Let's see I tracked all of my food and stayed within my weekly allotted points.  I gained .4 pounds~ ugghh.  The only thing I can see that I did wrong last week is my water consumption.  Usually that is no problem for me whatsoever but a couple of times this week I was actually very thirsty....more

3 Ways to Enjoy Going Bananas Improv Challenge

Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker is a third generation professional baker/caterer and a mother of 5! Creativity is a necessity when juggling various jobs and obligations. As an artisan baker, Kristen has issued a monthly challenge to herself and other food bloggers to improvise with a couple of ingredients. January’s items were bananas and nutmeg....more

Sunday Pasta®: Crespelle Crespelle alla Fiorentina (Spinach and Ricotta)

Who am I? 24601. I am Jean Val Jean. Though I am Javert too. But aren’t we all a little bit of both? Hide and seek starts young, but never really stops. Cops and robbers is a relentless game.  We search. We hide.  Depends on the day and situation.  Saturday mornings, I am Jean Val Jean as I dodge and weave and try to avoid a day of chores....more