Tortilla and Black Bean Pie

My daughter Courtney got married a couple of months ago and has discovered that she really doesn’t know how to cook very much so tonight we started what shall be referred to as “Cooking with Courtney” on the blog.  We’re going to try and get together once a week and cook something new side by … Continue reading

Hot Chocolate Krispie Treats

Last minute Memorial Day barbeque last night.  My daughter Courtney called and said that she and her husband Jaren wanted to come over for a barbeque so we barbequed some steaks and made our favorite Cheesy Ranch Potatoes.  We cut up some watermelon and then I realized there were no treats!  The horror!  So I … Continue reading

College Graduation Chocolate Fondant Cake

Our friend Alecia graduated from UVU and got accepted to the U of U so her sister Whitney called and asked if we would make her a graduation cake.  We had visions of this looking like a mountain but it didn’t quite work out that way, it’s more of a very well defined plateau!  But … Continue reading

S’Mores Cake Pops

A neighbor called to ask if I could make treats for another neighbor’s future daughter in law’s wedding shower (did you follow that?) and of course I said yes then she told that the shower was going to be a camping shower and that all of the food was going to be on sticks!  So … Continue reading

Busiate with pesto alla Trapanese

And now the pasta!  We were close to a town called Trapani while in Sicily and this is their signature dish which I ordered probably 4 – 5 times while in Sicily.  It is delicious!  This recipe came close, perhaps as close as I’ll be able to get, it was pretty good.  I brought the … Continue reading

Balsamic Bruschetta

Next up, Bruschetta!  Oh, how I love the Bruschetta!  I found this version of the recipe on the All Recipes website and it was delicious.  There are other versions out there but this one seemed pretty close to what I was eating in Sicily and I ate a lot of it! 8 Roma or plum … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

I promised the fam that when I got home I would make them an Italian dinner with some of the things that I loved best while eating my way through Sicily so last night we gathered together and dined Italian style out on our deck in the beautiful Spring weather!  First up, Caprese Salad which … Continue reading

Eating My Way Through Europe

As mentioned previously, I just returned from a 5 week work trip in Sicily and London and I’m not going to lie to you all, I ate my way through both places and enjoyed every single minute and bite of it!  If you subscribe to my blog then you know what a foodie I am, … Continue reading

Harry Potter Fondant Birthday Cake

And here is the other adorable cake that Cort made while I was gone, a Harry Potter Birthday cake!  I think she did such a good job on this one, the sorting hat is amazing!  It is almost too fun to eat!  I was really sad to miss out on the making of this one.  … Continue reading