One Pot Pasta

Easiest and fastest dinner ever last night from Martha Stewart and oh yes, pretty tasty too! 1 (16 – 17.6 oz) package pasta of your choice (I used tri-colored bow ties) 2 – 4 cups broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces (not sure how much I used as I just finished the bag) 1 – … Continue reading

Chocolate Ganache Tart

And the final dessert, #3, from the Johnson family Thanksgiving of 2013 and this, of course, was my favorite!  It is another Martha Stewart recipe and despite how pretty it looks and how delicious it tasted, is still pretty easy to make. 3 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds 6 tablespoons sugar 1 1/4 cups flour 2 … Continue reading

Cranberry Cobbler

Dessert #1 for the Johnson family feast!  This one comes from Martha Stewart.  It was really easy to make and Bob liked it a lot which is great because I pretty much made it for him! 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted plus more for pan 1 1/4 cups cranberries, partially thawed if frozen 3/4 cup … Continue reading

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

Outrageous Chocolate Cookies

What better way to spend a day off work than making cookies?  These are a Martha Stewart recipe and will please the chocolate lover at your house, actually please may not be a big enough word, they will send the chocolate lover at your house into a blissful state of joy!  🙂  (If such a … Continue reading

Chocolate Almond Pastries

I hosted Bunco last night at my house and these were the treats I made to serve for dessert.  The recipe comes from “Martha Stewart Living”, the December 2009 issue.  I felt a little like Martha yesterday as I made these treats and then I made treats for everyone to take home as part of … Continue reading