Black and White Brownies

A brand new recipe for the weekly team meeting at work.  I told them they’re my guinea pigs to try new recipes out on and they don’t seem to mind.  This is another recipe that I pulled out of a magazine somewhere along the way and now can’t remember where. 1 (19 – 21 oz) package … Continue reading

Chocolate Sheet Cake

I think this recipe comes from the Johnson family, my sister in laws can confirm or deny as they wish.  Courtney graduated on Friday and today we are celebrating with both sets of grandparents and a steak and chicken barbeque after church.  The menu also includes Cheesy Potatoes (recipe already on the blog under Barbeque) … Continue reading

Chocolate Lover’s Dream Cake

A Betty Crocker birthday cake for my daughter Courtney’s best friend Kenzie who turns 18 tomorrow, Happy Birthday Kenzie! cake: 1 butter recipe chocolate cake mix (I used a chocolate fudge cake mix because it was what I had) 1/2 cup chocolate milk 1/3 cup butter, melted 3 eggs 16 oz sour cream 1 (4 … Continue reading

Picnic Perfect Tuna and Macaroni Salad

I got this recipe out of All You magazine.  It was easy to make and the bite I had after it was all done was pretty tasty. salt and pepper 1 pound elbow macaroni (I used baby bow ties) 3 stalks celery, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely diced red onion 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh … Continue reading

Chocolate and Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Time for the weekly treats for the weekly work meeting!  I think this recipe comes from Betty Crocker but I’m not positive. 1 yellow cake mix 1 cup butter, softened 1 egg 2 cups quick cooking oats 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 (12.5 oz) jar caramel ice cream topping (about … Continue reading

Fresh from the Garden Tomato Pasta

These tomatoes are not fresh from the garden (since I don’t have a garden yet) but they are fresh from Winco!  This recipe from Kraft really tastes best though with tomatoes from your garden and you can serve it hot for dinner tonight and then cold for lunch tomorrow; tastes great either way! 3 cups … Continue reading

Pasta Side Salad Made Over

I doubled this and it still didn’t make a lot so if you are making this for a crowd, you might want to triple or more this Kraft recipe. 1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Italian dressing (by now you probably have noticed that I really like Kraft Zesty Italian but … Continue reading

Winners Announced!

The winners of the Pampered Chef prize packs have been chosen in a random drawing and are as follows: The Green Prize Pack was won by my friend and neighbor Karin Jessen. The Maroon Prize Pack was won by my friend and fellow script supervisor Mary Conder.  (Mary, I need your address so I can … Continue reading

Southwest Chicken Skillet

Hurray for one pot dinners!  They are quick, easy, tasty and have minimal clean up!  What could be better? 1 tablespoon oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces (I was in a hurry and so just used a can of Costco chicken and left out the oil) 1 (1 pound) bag … Continue reading