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creamy tomato basil soup

Okay, this is the BEST tomato soup I have ever had – and that includes Zupa’s, Paradise Bakery, etc. It is just REALLY delicious, and it is actually a SUPER easy recipe.   Start with the onions – dice them well!   Sautee the onions until they are translucent.   The sherry is optional… but

27 Aug 2012


 I don’t know about you, but I love me some delicious hummus. However, I feel it’s kind of hit-and-miss with store-bought hummus – so I decided it was about time to make my own. It was actually super easy… especially if you have a nice food processor (which I decided I need to invest in). Ingredients:

01 Jul 2012

chicken & veggie omelet

Ingredients: 4 mushrooms, thinly sliced 4 broccoli florets, chopped 1/4 c cooked chicken, shredded 1 T red pepper, chopped 1 T green pepper, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 1/4 c shredded mozzarella cheese 2 eggs 2 T milk 1 1/2 t butter salt & pepper, to taste Directions: Sauté the mushrooms, broccoli, cooked chicken, red

01 May 2012

salted caramel chocolate shortbread bars

So… I made these for Christmas because I wanted to kill two birds with one stone. We always make fudge, we always make caramels, we never make shortbread… but shortbread is delicious… so why not? Ingredients: Shortbread Layer (make first): 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt 1 cup butter, room temperature

26 Dec 2011
Photo of pumpkin bread baked in a bundt pan

grandma’s pumpkin bread

Growing up, I LOVED going over to Grandma’s. It meant I could snuggle up with her and Grandpa, watch as much TV as I wanted (she had Nickelodeon AND the Disney Channel), and of course chow down on some kind of delicious home-baked good. My favorite days were when I would come in, smell the sweet scent

06 Nov 2011

black bean, corn, & avocado salsa

This recipe is almost… embarrassingly easy. I get so many requests for the recipe, though, so I decided it would be a great addition to my blog. You will need: 3 ripe avocados 1 red onion 3-4 tomatoes juice of 4 limes 1 bunch of cilantro 4 ears of fresh corn (or 1 can of

02 Oct 2011

lasagna [not the frozen kind]

So, two weeks ago I got the chance to go to an Italian cooking class. It was pretty much a dream come true… I mean, I love cooking, and I love Italian food… I was in heaven. We learned how to make REAL Italian lasagna from Jessie (check out her Facebook page for more info.

06 Aug 2011

tres leches

Okay, it’s time for the greatest blog post of all time. It’s tres leches time. I have received rave reviews many a time for this recipe (thanks, Martha Stewart… not that she gave me a rave review… but she gave me the recipe). I had one guy tell me, “The only thing I don’t like

27 Jun 2011

chicken scallopini

Can I just say before I start this post how much I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this dish. I remember the first time I tried it at Johnny Carino’s and nearly died of happiness. Sheer happiness. Well, of course I had to replicate it! I found a copycat recipe online and found out why it was so blissfully

05 Jun 2011

in search of the perfect chipotle dressing

I love the taste of chipotle. I don’t know what it is, but it is amazing. Every time I go to a restaurant and something has any kind of chipotle sauce on it, there’s a good chance I’m ordering it. However, I’ve never been able to find a delicious chipotle sauce/dressing/anything at the store. I’ve

17 Apr 2011
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