Heart Candy Shaped Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day!

Lots of Valentine's Day activities around here lately! We finished up the Valentine's cards for my son's classmates yesterday, and today I made my infamous sugar cookies to replicate the heart-shaped candies that are popular on Valentine's Day! I will share my sugar cookie recipe, but if there is one that you are already accustomed to using, go with that one! When I had my baking business, I had requests for these sugar cookies nonstop. They are soft vanilla sugar cookies that melt in your mouth, especially with the royal icing on top! ...more

Easy As Pie Crust Cookies #ValentinesDay

To me, the best part of the pie is (usually) the crust. No stone throwing, please. I’ve embraced my *cough* uniqueness and I’m comfortable admitting this.  I also don’t mind telling you that I’m the same way with pizza crust.  I think I got it from my dad… I’ve been staring at a package of leftover refrigerated pie crust in my fridge and have succumbed to it’s calling....more

Raspberry Cream Cheese Pillows

You know those wonton wrappers that you can find in your grocery store?They can be used for so much more than wonton soup!In fact, not only are they great for savory recipes, but they are also perfect little wrappings for sweet treats! ...more

Boston Brown Bread

This is my first post, so I hope I'm doing this right.  I have a blog - The Belly Rules.  I love to collect recipes and that's what my blog is all about - recipes. All kinds of them!  So, here is my first one. It's for Boston Brown Bread. I live in northeast Texas, but grew up just outside of Boston. The old fashioned New England Saturday night supper was brown bread with hot dogs and baked beans. I still love it!  Here's my recipe for the brown bread....more

Traditional Greek Cheese Pies


Sweet Strawberry Cupcakes

OK, I am feeling a little bitter today...Nope, not because the Bears didn't make it to the Super Bowl.  They didn't even make the playoffs...sooo over that.  I might even become a Packers fan, but that is a discussion for another time.  Yes, bitterness resounds in my soul today.  You know why?  I know you are dying to know......more
I want cupcakes!more

Greek Spaghetti with Meat Dauce

Parmesan Garlic Chicken

I don't know what it is about me and chicken, but I just can't seem to stay away from it. We used to eat chicken all the time when I was younger, so now I'm not really a fan of it. I get a hankering for fried chicken or chicken wings every now and then. My family ate chicken so much when I was younger, I'd be fine if I never ate chicken again ate chicken less frequently than I do!...more

Paratha (Indian Flatbread)

Hey everyone! Sorry I neglected to post yesterday, and also sorry it's not a legitimate meal. I have so mach leftover food though from Super Bowl XLIX that I just can't justify cooking a meal yet. This paratha though is delicious by itself with a nice chutney, or split in half and stuffed with sandwich meats. This bread is a nice quick recipe, and it's also nice and hearty. I wish I had the time to make a spiced chutney with this for the evening, but after a long day of work I'm just so tired I can barely read what I'm typing! ...more