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Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

Peanut Butter Crinkle Cookies

For this week’s school lunch treat, I made these peanut butter crinkle cookies. The kids were very excited to try these cookies after smelling them baking. The powdered sugar blended with the color of the baked cookie so I sprinkled some extra...
Category recipes2017-10-20 16:06:44
Korean Flanken Short Ribs

Korean Flanken Short Ribs

My family loved the flavor of the meat in the Korean beef lettuce wraps so much that I used the same marinade again to make these Korean flanken short ribs. I marinated them for 12 hours but a few hours would be fine too. I cooked these short ribs...
Category recipes2017-10-19 16:07:34
Lemon Raspberry Almond Muffins

Lemon Raspberry Almond Muffins

I had some extra ripe raspberries in the refrigerator that needed to be used up and some friends coming over for a hangout after school…so I made these lemon raspberry almond muffins. I tried something different this time. Because the...
Category recipes2017-10-18 16:07:59
Baked Tomato Parmesan

Baked Tomato Parmesan

Oh my! I can’t believe it took me so long to think of this recipe. I love chicken parmesan and mushroom parmesan but recently I thought of how tasty tomato parmesan would be. I decided to give it a try for lunch today. I coated thick tomato...
Category recipes2017-10-17 16:07:43
Eggs in Garlicky Tomato Sauce with Brie

Eggs in Garlicky Tomato Sauce with Brie

I made these eggs in garlicky tomato sauce with brie for my husband and I on this beautiful Sunday morning. We sat around the kitchen eating them straight from the skillet with grilled bread and devoured them. I loved the flavor combination of the...
Category recipes2017-10-16 16:07:33
25 Fun and Delicious Finger Foods

25 Fun and Delicious Finger Foods

This weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table is 25 Fun and Delicious Finger Foods. Click here to see all of the recipes. Thanks for your support! With football season upon us, I find myself  making more finger foods because they are usually...
Category recipes2017-10-14 16:07:45
Manhattan

Manhattan

The last few times I’ve been out to dinner I have indulged in one of my favorite drinks – a Manhattan. It’s smooth, it’s strong, and it’s delicious. I decided to pick up the ingredients so I can make them at home if I...
Category recipes2017-10-12 16:06:35
Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

We have all been fighting a terrible cold in my family so I decided to make some soup hoping it would help us all feel better. The smells coming from the soup pot while I was sauteing the veggies and spices was incredible! This Thai curried...
Category recipes2017-10-11 16:07:50
Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I decided to make cookies for this week’s school lunch treat so I went in search of some inspiration online. I found this recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod for brown butter toffee chocolate chunk cookies that sounded AMAZING and I knew my kids...
Category recipes2017-10-10 16:09:47
Baked Avocado Fries with Chipotle Garlic Aioli

Baked Avocado Fries with Chipotle Garlic Aioli

I’ve always wanted to try making baked avocado fries and I am so glad I finally gave it a try. I decided to dredge them in flour and egg then coated them in panko before baking. I used my convection setting on my oven to allow these avocado...
Category recipes2017-10-09 16:10:51
25 Pancake, Waffle, and Fruit Sauce Recipes Sure To Make Your Breakfast Special

25 Pancake, Waffle, and Fruit Sauce Recipes Sure To Make Your Breakfast Special

Click here to head over to this weeks contribution to Parade’s Community Table ~ 25 Pancake, Waffle, and Fruit Sauce Recipes Sure To Make Your Breakfast Special. Thanks for your support! My kids absolutely love pancakes, so I make them often....
Category recipes2017-10-06 16:06:06
Sesame Snow Peas

Sesame Snow Peas

I wanted a simple side dish to pair with the Korean beef lettuce wraps that I was serving for dinner recently. I had some snow peas in the refrigerator and decided to saute them with a bit of sesame oil, coconut oil, and minced garlic, then I simply...
Category recipes2017-10-05 16:09:29
Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

I had a very ripe pear on the counter and remembered my friend telling me about a Korean marinade that used grated fresh pear. I went in search of some recipes online and found this one on Damn Delicious that I couldn’t resist. The marinated...
Category recipes2017-10-04 16:08:27
Iced Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Iced Pumpkin Coffee Cake

I wanted to do something different for this week’s school lunch treat. I thought about doing cupcakes but when I ran across this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction, I knew I had to make it. What’s not to love about iced pumpkin...
Category recipes2017-10-03 16:12:32
25 Rainy Day Recipes

25 Rainy Day Recipes

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table ~ 25 Rainy Day Recipes My favorite days to cook are cold and stormy days. There is something so comforting to me about simmering food all day long while it’s miserable outside....
Category recipes2017-09-29 16:09:39
Oat, Banana, Carrot, and Parsley Dog Treats

Oat, Banana, Carrot, and Parsley Dog Treats

Grace ate her last dog treat this morning so I decided to make her a new batch. She has loved both the peanut butter treats and the apple, bacon, and cheddar treats that I’ve previously made but I decided to try something different this time....
Category recipes2017-09-28 16:10:35
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. This pasta is a great example – spaghetti with garlic and oil. I love that just a few good ingredients can make such a wonderful meal. I threw this spaghetti aglio e olio together in less than 15...
Category recipes2017-09-27 16:10:21
Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

For this week’s school lunch treat I made a batch of these iced oatmeal cookies. The kids hovered around the kitchen until I finished photographing these cookies so they could dig right in. We all thought these old fashioned iced oatmeal...
Category recipes2017-09-26 16:11:20
Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

Roasted Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Drizzle

I picked up some acorn squash recently and planned on making my usual maple and brown sugar roasted acorn squash. However, when I was looking for some recipe ideas online, I ran across this recipe on Eating Well that looked irresistible. I am so...
Category recipes2017-09-25 16:09:20
25 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

25 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

This weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table is 25 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals. Click here to see all of the recipes. Thanks for your support! Sometimes we just don’t have time to cook a difficult and time consuming recipe for...
Category recipes2017-09-22 16:06:45
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

I decided to surprise my kids today and made them these quick and easy chocolate peanut butter banana smoothies for their after school snack. I served them with a bit of whipped cream and mini chocolate chips to make them a little extra special....
Category recipes2017-09-21 16:12:22
Bacon, Asparagus, and Mushroom Quiche with Gruyere and Fontina

Bacon, Asparagus, and Mushroom Quiche with Gruyere and Fontina

I made this quiche yesterday morning after cleaning out my refrigerator. I had a pie crust that was nearly expired, a couple pieces of bacon, a few spears of asparagus, a handful of mushrooms, and little chunks of gruyere cheese and fontina cheese...
Category recipes2017-09-20 16:08:38
Have you ever had one of those days"""?

Have you ever had one of those days"""?

…I did today. I spent the entire day testing, baking, photographing, and typing three different recipes today only to find out I didn’t have the memory card in my camera. My old cameras would not let me take a photo without the memory...
Category recipes2017-09-20 16:08:38
Peanut Butter Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffles

You guys! These no-bake peanut butter truffles were so much fun to make and my kids love them. I decided to switch up this week’s school lunch treat with something fun and different. These peanut butter truffles are rich, decadent, and so...
Category recipes2017-09-18 16:08:23
20 Comforting and Delicious Soup Recipes Featuring Potato

20 Comforting and Delicious Soup Recipes Featuring Potato

Click here for this weeks contribution to Parade?s Community Table ~ 20 Comforting and Delicious Soup Recipes Featuring Potato I absolutely LOVE potatoes! Maybe it’s because I was born and raised in Idaho. Most of my favorite side dishes,...
Category recipes2017-09-15 16:08:04
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