Tomato Salad with Pancetta Crisps

This salad is an easy and yummy way to use up some garden produce! 6 thin slices pancetta or bacon 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil salt and pepper 3 large tomatoes, chopped 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced 1/2 red onion, chopped 1  Preheat oven to 350.  Place pancetta or bacon … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Waffle Bowls

Just me over here still having fun with my new waffle bowl maker.  We had waffle night here last night with some of my daughter’s friends and I made Waffle Love Waffles and these babies too!  Who doesn’t want their ice cream sundae in a Dark Chocolate Waffle Bowl? 3/4 cup flour 2 tablespoons sugar … Continue reading

Baked Pasta with Beef

Dinner doesn’t get any easier than this and bonus, it was yummy! 2 1/2 cups (7 oz) pasta of your choice (I used 16 oz of ziti ) 1 pound hamburger 1 (26 oz) jar spaghetti sauce (I used a 32 oz jar) 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded mozzarella (thought I had mozzarella but … Continue reading

Elbow Macaroni with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Broccoli

Delicious dinner.  That is all. 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/2 cup breadcrumbs zest of 1 lemon 3 cups (12 oz) elbow macaroni 4 cups chopped broccoli 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup shredded parmigiano-reggiano 1  Cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, … Continue reading

Chocolate Topped Harry Potter Cupcakes

This week I got to make these adorable cupcakes for my friend Madison’s Harry Potter themed baby shower.  The cupcakes were made from this recipe and the frosting from this recipe.  I got the molds for the toppers from Amazon (here and here) and used Wilton Candy Melts from Michaels.  The scarves are all made … Continue reading

Strawberry Freezer Jam

I used to make this all the time when the kids were little and then just fell out of the habit so this year after much begging from the family I decided to give it a go again.  I forgot how easy it is to make!  Plus a grocery store near me had strawberries on … Continue reading

Healthy No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Another gluten free treat for my gluten intolerant missionary friend, they were quite tasty! 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup 1/4 cup coconut oil, measured in solid state 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup quick cooking oats 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1  Line … Continue reading