Three Chip Cookies

Is there anything better than a chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven?  I think not.  Here is one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes from Nestle. I went for a lot of years refusing to bake cookies because they never came out the way I wanted them to, light and fluffy and … Continue reading

Bacon, Linguini and Tomato Toss

A brand new Pampered  Chef recipe which is delicious – tastes like a dish you’d order at an Italian restaurant!  And the Pampered Chef estimates it at around $2.00 a serving. 12 slices bacon, divided 4 cups chicken broth 2 (14.5 oz each) cans Italian style diced tomatoes 1 medium onion 4 garlic cloves, pressed … Continue reading

Mediterranean Cafe Salad

“satisfying, somewhat fancy main dish salad” #4 for my sis in law Mary and, as you’ve probably already guessed, a Pampered Chef recipe dressing: 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil 3 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 clove garlic salad: 1 medium cucumber, sliced 1 can medium olives, sliced … Continue reading

Grilled Chicken Bistro Salad

“satisfying, somewhat fancy main dish salad” #3 for my sis in law Mary, this one comes from my Pampered Chef director, Jennifer Harmon. dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon dried dillweed 1 large clove garlic, pressed 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning Grilled chicken: 4 medium skinless, boneless … Continue reading

Easy Summer Salad

“satisfying, somewhat fancy main dish salad” #2 for my sis in law Mary, also a Pampered Chef recipe dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 tablespoon basil flakes 1/2 teaspoon salt dash of pepper salad: baby spinach Romaine lettuce sliced cucumbers sliced mushrooms sliced green onions Feta cheese Craisins Mix … Continue reading

Colossal Chopped Salad

My sister in law Mary has requested some recipes for “satisfying, somewhat fancy main dish salads” for an event so here is #1, a Pampered Chef recipe. 1 (16 oz) package uncooked penne pasta 1 head Romaine lettuce, thinly sliced 2 cups diced cooked chicken (when I’m in a hurry, I just use a can … Continue reading

Banana Crunch Muffins

I got this recipe from “The Barefoot Contessa” aka Ina Garten on the Food Network.  Everyone always loves them. I heard that you could freeze bananas so before we went on vacation for spring break, I threw some bananas in the freezer that were just perfect for banana bread or muffins.  I used them making … Continue reading