I love chocolate. I also love pie. So, it only makes sense to make a chocolate cream pie. This is my older son's favorite pie. He loves it so much that he requested this for his birthday in place of cake. That's when you know it's good.This is a super simple pie that can be made in less than twenty minutes. It's great for a familly dessert or to take to a get-together.I originally found the recipe on Food Network. Since they are the experts, you can bet it's a really great recipe.Here you go! ...more
The leaves are beginning to turn vibrant shades of red and orange, the air is a bit chillier, and I am finding myself reaching for sweaters and blankets. Fall is my favorite season. I love the beauty it brings as well as the seasonal foods (apple crisp, pumpkin pie, cider...). However, as we begin the transition into fall, I find myself still trying to cling on to summer a bit. I've been accomplishing this by using up the last of my garden's bounty....more
Homemade mayonnaise is incredibly easy to make and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. One taste of mayo from scratch and you’ll likely never go back to that store-bought crap again.If the superior quality isn’t convincing enough, maybe the price difference will be. Store-bought mayonnaise is essentially oil, really cheap vegetable oil and a tiny bit of egg product. And you’re paying upwards $4 for it. It costs more and tastes worse.. see where I’m going with this?...more
Slightly crispy chicken over a bed of garlicky sautéed spinach served with a side of deliciously creamy coconut peanut sauce. This simplified version of the classic Pra Ram Thai dish is great as an entrée with rice.I don’t go out for Thai food that often anymore, but when I do, I think it’s safe to say that anything that comes with peanut sauce is bound to be a favorite....more
I've had an overload of carrots lately. I don't really know how, we seem to go through them a lot but there's still a ton in the veggie drawer. I decided to make a batch of my spicy carrot spread to use a few of them up. It's not too spicy so there was a chance that the kids might have a few bites too. I was having a daydreaming type of day because as I was cooking the carrots, I realized that it was almost time to start getting dinner together. I could tell by the amount of whining I started to hear. Problem was, I had no dinner plan.
There is something incredibly autumnal about the smell of cooking apples. The sweet, caramel smell is as comforting as the blanket you might throw over your knees now that the evenings are getting a little chilly. It is a smell that immediately transports me back to my youth, when stealing apples from an orchard near our house was an autumn tradition. We had plenty of apple trees at home, but somehow the stolen apples were far more enticing.
Perfectly done poached eggs with yolks oozing over spinach, slices of ham steak, and toasted bread. Topped with a slightly lemony and garlicky avocado cream sauce, this is a healthy twist to the classic Eggs Benedict breakfast.
I've been dreaming of Green Eggs and Ham for weeks now. Does that sound strange? What's weirder, it's not even my favorite Dr. Seuss book!