Powdered Sugar Stenciled Cupcakes

Aren’t they adorable? The stenciling is so easy to do too. I’ve had the stencils forever and finally got around to trying them out. The stencils came from Pampered Chef, Wilton, and Ikea. You just lay the stencil on the cupcake, sift powdered sugar over it, then remove the stencil carefully. And there you go, … Continue reading

Roma Tomato Sauce

The war on zucchini is coming to an end and thus begins the war on tomatoes. But with this recipe, I think I will win easily! It is so easy and so yummy and uses 5 pounds of tomatoes per batch. (I’ve already made two batches!) Oh and it’s so much better the second day. … Continue reading

Tomato Basil Pasta

I’m gonna be honest, this wasn’t great but I think it’s my fault because I used Roma tomatoes instead of grape because that’s what I have in my garden and the Roma aren’t as juicy as the grape so I need to try it again with grape tomatoes. I just dumped a jar of spaghetti … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bars

I think the zucchini is finally slowing down and can I just say, it’s about time. It was a good battle but I’m exhausted. These were great, almost more like a sheet cake than bars but delicious either way. 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup milk 3 eggs 2 1/2 … Continue reading

Chocolate Friendship Bread

This was really delicious but also really dense. I forgot to put the ganache on which probably would have made it a lot better. Plus I used my sourdough starter instead of the Amish Friendship Bread starter that she used so that might have something to do with it too. BREAD 1 cup oil 3 … Continue reading

Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad

This is going to be made all through the summer because it is so dang yummy!!!!! 3 cups dry small pasta 1/3 cup pesto, or more to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, more to taste *Just a note from me, I … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

The zucchini, it just keeps coming and coming, there is no escape . . . but on the upside, it leads to yummyness like these muffins. 1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon pinch salt 1 egg 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup milk 1 … Continue reading

Greek Chicken Cucumber Avocado Salad

A perfect summer salad! SALAD 2 avocados, diced 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 cucumber, diced 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced 1 cup Feta cheese 1 cup olives, halved 1 pound chicken, boneless, cooked and diced DRESSING 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies

I saw this recipe and was totally skeptical so had to give it a try. It truly is amazing that these brownies only have 3 ingredients. They are awesome! 1 1/4 cups Nutella 2 eggs 1/2 cup flour 1 Preheat oven to 350. 2 Stir together ingredients until smooth. Spread into 8 x 8″ baking … Continue reading