Mushroom Risotto with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Have you ever gone to the grocery store and somehow neglected to take one of your bags with you at checkout? Of course you don’t discover this until you get ...

Bourbon Snowballs

If you saw my Bourbon Butter Pecan Gelato post earlier this year, you would have learned that I have an obsession with any kind of boozy flavored desserts.  Anything flavored with ...

Spicy Mac N’ Cheese

Well, Jeff’s got a craving again.  He doesn’t make food requests that often, but I’m starting to sense a pattern when he does.  First, Beef Stroganoff and now, Mac and ...


Light and Healthy Shepherds Pie

Happy New Year! If you’re anything like me, currently you’re only wearing ...

Whiskey Mustard Meatballs

Anyone who has read this blog before knows my love of cooking ...

Chocolate Chunk Pancakes

OK.  Here we go. First real blog post since March…. I apologize ...

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Swedish Visiting Cake

This is cake is so wonderful and SO easy to make, I actually made it twice this week.  It’s light and thin with a golden sugar crust and the interior is soft, chewy, and moist.  It perfectly compliments a morning cup of coffee and only takes a few minutes to whip together. This cake is […]

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Cheddar, Apple, Bacon Panini Bites

I’m back!  I can’t tell you how sorry I am that I’ve been gone so long. I’ve been busy traveling and I also had to make time to prioritize other factors in my life.  I’m happy to report that I started a new job at the end of October.  Unfortunately, blogging doesn’t pay my bills […]

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Healthier Shrimp Pad Thai

I will be the first to admit that from the time when I make my dishes and the time when I actually get them up on the website is not as fast I would like.  Usually I have a back log of about 4 to 5 recipes at any given moment where the meals or […]

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Lighter King Ranch Casserole

I had never heard of King Ranch Casserole until I was perusing my new Comfort Food Makeovers cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen.  This traditional Texas casserole takes corn tortillas, chicken, spiced onions and tomatoes, then smothers them in a cheesy, creamy sauce before baking it all in the oven.  How could that be bad, right? […]

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Spring Vegetable Risotto with Fried Egg

I know there are a lot skeptics out there that a meal without meat is hardly a meal at all. I BEG you…plead with you…to PLEASE try this recipe. I’ve made this every spring for a few years in a row now and every time I do I wonder how I possibly went a whole […]

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Mexican Lasagna

I LOOOOOOOOVEd this dish.  When you go to cut into it, it doesn’t stay together all pretty like a traditional lasagna, but it tastes so good that you don’t really care and neither does anyone else.   It’s like your friend at the party who’s always a hot mess, but she’s so charismatic that no […]

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Chicken Fricasee

I realize that a lot of people hate mushrooms and the fact that I make so many dishes with mushrooms is probably offending their very nature.  In fact, when I poll people, it’s usually about a 50/50 chance that person will either love or hate mushrooms.  Very rarely do I find people who are just […]

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My First Fix!

My first fix was delivered this weekend from Stitch Fix! For those who missed my previous post – I gave a detailed explanation about what Stitch Fix is and how it works here.  In a nut shell, Stitch Fix is an online styling service that sends you new clothes in a “fix” that they think […]

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Have You Heard of Stitch Fix?

Timeout.  Momentary break from cooking posts because I want to introduce you all to my latest obsession…. STITCH FIX! What is Stitch Fix, you ask?  WELL.  Stitch Fix is a fashion styling service through the mail.  First you sign up HERE (if you use this link, I get a $25 credit 🙂 )and sit on […]

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“Spa” Chicken with Apricot-Orange Chipotle Sauce

I found this recipe for “Spa Chicken” in my 2011 America’s Test Kitchen Light & Healthy Cookbook.  The title of the recipe has a perfectly logical explanation – If you go on vacation to a fancy spa resort, often you will be served a lot of boneless, skinless chicken dishes.  There are a variety of […]

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