Bacon & Blue Cheese Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

One of our favorite cheeses is blue cheese and we especially like it with bacon. (Who doesn't love bacon?!). I had some ground beef to use up and realized it's been awhile since we had a good, comforting meatloaf ....more

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

These snickerdoodles… not my typical cookie. In fact, I don’t think I’ve had a snickerdoodle since I was maybe 12 or so. I started working on the recipe a while back thinking I would post them for Mother’s Day ....more

Friday Favs, 5/29/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week. ...more

15 Minute Zucchini Noodles with Almond Pesto

Simple and quick, these...more

How to Pipe a Buttercream Daisy

I am in buttercream daisy overload. Learning how to pipe daisy’s from buttercream is not as easy as I would have thought! I started a couple weeks ago by making a buttercream peony ....more

Summer Chopped Veggie Salad

Chopped salads are nothing knew, in fact if you did a search on the Internet you would see thousands of different variations. Crisp, colorful veggies tossed into a light vinaigrette, it just screams healthy and fresh! The vegetables you choose are up to you, in the past I’ve added things like peas, asparagus, carrots, radishes, raw zucchini, yellow squash and even jalapeno , I’ve added cheese, different herbs, but mostly I like to keep it pretty simple and above all colorful! ...more

Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Chocolate Ganache

Sometimes a guy just needs a cupcake. I don’t care if cupcakes are considered the height of femininity. If they are manly as a bag full of rainbows ....more

Link Love!

Over Memorial Day weekend I went to the beach with my family, and it was a...more

Roast Asparagus and Mushroom Chicken Spinach Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese

With the warm and summery weather here it's time for more salads and today I have a salad for you that is a mouthful in more than one way, a roast asparagus and mushroom chicken spinach salad with bacon, avocado and goat cheese! This chicken spinach salad starts out with fresh summer asparagus that is roasted along with some mushrooms, since asparagus and mushrooms are such a great combo, and then moves on to adding the goodies including the avocado, bacon and goat cheese! A nice light optionally homemade balsamic vinaigrette goes perfectly with the flavours in this salad and throwing in some fresh basil and lemon zest adds an amazing summery freshness!This salad is great with all of the cooked ingredients still warm but it's also really nice at room temperature or even straight from the fridge so feel free to cook the chicken and bacon the day before and optionally warm it up again ....more

Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Part 2)

If you are joining us for Part 2 of Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, welcome back! If you stumbled upon this post before reading our Kansas City BBQ Tour Preview, you may want to do that first – but you should also make sure to read Part 1 of Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue before proceeding. (Continued from yesterday) After our extensive sampling of food was complete, Scott stopped by our table once again to get our feedback and lead us into the kitchen where all that BBQ goodness comes to life ....more