Basil Lemon Pasta Salad

This is the perfect summer pasta salad, light and refreshing! Highly recommend! Even though things are starting to open back up around here, we are still being cautious as one of the members of our family has had multiple heart issues. I’m trying to find ways to still bake and cook that don’t make all … Continue reading

Homemade Sugar Cookie Decorating Kits

I have quite a few new followers to my blog (thank you for joining me on my food adventures!) so some of you may not know that I have a day job in the film and television industry which keeps me pretty busy, until the pandemic hit. March 13 was my last day on set. … Continue reading

Caramel Chocolitas

The delicious quarantine baking continues . . . 2 cups flour 1 3/4 cups quick cooking rolled oats 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, melted 1 (14 oz) bag caramels or caramel bits 1/3 cup milk 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup milk chocolate … Continue reading

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts

Another yummy dinner for day 60 of social distancing/quarantining/sheltering in place, whatever you want to call it! 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound 7 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 pound pasta 1 1/4 cups canned, drained artichoke hearts, rinsed and cut into 6 wedges each 3 scallions … Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Bars

I made these on Tuesday, later afternoon, and this morning, Thursday, there is one left so I think it’s safe to say that they were a hit. I think we all can see how the Johnson family is going to come out of quarantine . . . 1 German chocolate cake mix 3/4 cup butter, … Continue reading

Toffee Pecan Skillet Brownies

This is what I made myself for Mother’s Day dessert and it was magnificent!  It will definitely go into the regular rotation which is the highest praise I can give it.  The hubs has already requested it for Father’s Day. Even just the brownies themselves looked pretty great before all the other deliciousness got added … Continue reading