Stuffed Bell Peppers

This weekend we did a bunch of cooking, baking and grilling. There wasn't one break in my kitchen. Bill was either marinating steak for the bobs or I was baking a cake or frying some bacon. Put it this way, I was Julia Child's and Bill was Guy Fieri. Just without the accent and the spiked bleach blonde hair. Saturday night I wanted to cook another dish I had never done before. I searched Pinterest and came across a stuffed green bell pepper recipe. And instead of going by that recipe, I would make a recipe of my own. It just gave me an idea of what I should do. ...more

Chinese Baked Pork Bun (烘烤肉包子)

In my personal opinion, this was probably the most challenging dish I’ve done so far. Not only was it time-consuming; it was also physically and mentally draining, given the amount of preparations required beforehand as well as the amount of energy expended during the kneading. Take a look at the long list of ingredients to see what I mean....more

Easy Caprese Pasta Salad

This pasta salad, you guys. It's light and flavorful, but the absolute best part is how ridiculously easy it is to make. I mean, I guess all pasta salad is easy to make, but this one just tastes like it took more effort....more

Quick Healthy Tostada Recipe

Hey there,You may have seen me post homemade treats and quick, healthy dishes on instagram, but there’s not much room to elaborate about directions and details. Rather, the photo does most of the talking. So, I invite you to indulge in this quick recipe that's light on the calories and big on taste....more

Strawberry Coconut Sorbet

You didn’t really think I would forget to share an ice cream recipe with you this week, did you? After all, we will be wrapping up July here soon and nothings better on a hot summer day than a cold frozen treat to help you forget about this heat…at least for a little while {smile}.And what better way to enjoy yourself than with a combination of summer’s two favorite flavors, strawberries and coconut....more

Easy Potato, Bean and Sausage Skillet

My husband and I went camping a couple months ago, and since food is always a big part of any vacation, I wanted to make sure that we had some tasty dinners planned. We only have a tent though, not a big fancy trailer with a gourmet kitchen, so I knew that any recipe I picked needed to be easy to prepare. ...more

Cinnamon Bread. Quick and Simple.

I love quick breads. Mix the batter, pour it in a pan, pop it in the oven to bake. That's it. No long, drawn out process required. A while back I had a craving for cinnamon bread. I was thinking of a traditional loaf with yeast and all, but was too lazy to go through the motions necessary for my desired result. Ever been there? Yep. Me, too. Quick bread to the rescue! ...more