Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gooey, chocolately, yummy cookies come from Wendy Paul’s “101 Gourmet Cookies for Everyone” cookbook.  This is the base recipe and then there are 5 variations which I plan on getting to some time in the future and when I do, I’ll be sure and post them. 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 … Continue reading

Pasta Primavera

This recipe comes from the April 2011 edition of the Food Network magazine.  Yummy! salt 12 ounces fusilli or other corkscrew pasta 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved lengthwise, or broccoli florets (or a combination of both)  (I used both) 2 carrots, shredded  (I cut them into thin strips) 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into … Continue reading

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

My niece Heidi and her husband Mark came to stay with us this weekend.  Heidi, along with my daughter Courtney, loves my coffee cake so I thought I would make a new one for them this weekend.  This is similar to the other coffee cake that they love but is a different shape and the … Continue reading

Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

I pulled this recipe out of a magazine but can’t remember which one (again).  It smelled delicious while it was cooking.  This is a good recipe to throw together for dinner since you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry like I did. 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced (I only … Continue reading

1 Year Anniversary Giveaway Winners Announced!

And the winners of the 1 Year Anniversary Giveaways are: Shaun Price – winner of the homemade treat!  (Shaun requested Cake Pops.) Pam Adams – winner of the Pampered Chef product!  (I’ll send you an email telling you what I have that you can choose from.) Julie Balvin – winner of the Dove Chocolate Discoveries … Continue reading

Grandma’s Honey Muffins

This is a Taste of Home recipe so these are not my Grandma’s muffins but someone else’s grandma’s muffins.  They were really tasty right out of the oven with butter! 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup honey … Continue reading

Irish Beef Stew

I got this recipe in an email from Kraft Foods right around St Patrick’s Day.  Not sure what makes it Irish Stew but it was good! 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef round steak, trimmed, cut into bite size pieces (I bought a package of stew meat and called it good) 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

1 Year Anniversary Giveaway Reminder!

Just a reminder – there are 3 days left to enter to win one of the 4 different 1 Year Anniversary Giveaways on my food blog.  Monday, March 21 is the 1 year anniversary of the start of my food blog and at midnight on Monday, the giveaway ends.  Here are the four giveaways: 1  … Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie

This recipe came to me in an email from Food Network, by Melissa d’Arabian.  It is easy to make but time consuming however you can tell by the taste (which was excellent) that it was made from scratch and slowly.  I read online that this actually isn’t truly Shepherd’s Pie because Shepherd’s Pie has lamb … Continue reading