Petits Fours Cupcakes

Our friend and neighbor Kali is getting married in August and so these are for her wedding shower this afternoon.  The recipe/instructions come from the cookbook “Hello, Cupcake!” by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson.  I used a “Funfetti” cake mix and baked the cupcakes per the instructions on the box in mini muffin pans and … Continue reading

Chinese Chicken Salad

I got this recipe a long time ago from my neighbor Karin and we used to eat it so often when the kids were little that we all got kind of sick of it so it’s been awhile since I’ve made it but when we got the cabbage in the Bountiful Basket, I knew it … Continue reading

Bountiful Basket #5

Here’s what we got in today’s Bountiful Basket for $15: 4 peaches 5 plums 6 bananas 1 cantaloupe 1 bunch green grapes 1 bag green beans 3 tomatoes (Bob and I got 2 extra tomatoes for going and volunteering this morning) 1 eggplant 1 head green cabbage 2 bunches green leaf lettuce (also got an … Continue reading

Quesadilla Cups with Nectarine Salsa

My niece Heidi and her husband Mark are visiting this weekend on their way to California so it’s the perfect opportunity to try out some new recipes on them!  I made the Mango Confetti Salsa and White Sweet Potato Chips yesterday and today I made these which were so very tasty, such a great combination … Continue reading

Taste of the Valley 2011

We (we being Bob my husband, Zach my son, Courtney my daughter, Heidi my niece and Mark her husband) just got back from the Taste of the Valley at The Shops at Riverwoods and it was awesome!  For $10 you purchased a wrist band and punch card and then could go to any of 44 … Continue reading

Bountiful Basket #4

Here’s what the Bountiful Basket contained today: 1 pound strawberries 1 cantaloupe 6 peaches 6 plums 3 mangos 7 bananas 10 oz snacking tom toms 1 head Romaine 1 bunch celery 2 English cucumbers 1 bag green beans 11 yams So excited to try the new stuff this week!  If you are interested in finding … Continue reading