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

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

I spent the other day putting together missionary packages for some friends of mine who are serving missions for our church and one of them is gluten intolerant so I searched for some gluten free recipes on Pinterest and this is one of the first that popped up and it was delicious! 1 1/2 cups … Continue reading

Magic Cookie Bars

I was kind of surprised that these weren’t already on the blog.  My mom used to make these when I was a kid and then I made them for my kids but I guess I haven’t made them in awhile.  They really are magic! 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 … Continue reading

Damn Good Chocolate Bundt Cake

First off I want to say that I did not name this cake and second the title is totally true!  It was the hub’s birthday yesterday and he requested a really good chocolate cake and this delivered! cake 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix 4 eggs 1/2 cup … Continue reading