Feb 18, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts | Tags: banana, breakfast, brunch, chocolate, chocolate chips, dessert, dulce de leche
Had so much fun developing these sweet and chocolatey dulce de leche banana muffins. The boys and I munched on these all afternoon last week. When you’ve got some bananas ready for baking, I hope you’ll remember these bad boys.
Grab your favorite mixing bowl and let’s make some muffins!
Feb 15, 2013 | Desserts, Drinks | Tags: dessert, ice cream, milkshake, Oreo Cookies, oreos, toasted marshmallows, valentine's day
Happy day after Valentine’s Day! We are actually celebrating tonight, so I’m still enjoying Valentine’s Day recipes, haha!
I know it’s winter and a little unusual to whip up milkshakes, but might I tempt you with my Toasted Marshmallow Cookies and Cream Milkshake!
Have you toasted marshmallows in the oven before? Simple and oh so flavorful….and when added to a milkshake….pure deliciousness!
Take a look for yourself and see if you want one for yourself
Feb 14, 2013 | Uncategorized | Tags: valentine's day
Looking forward to going to the boys school for Valentine Parties today and watching them be uncomfortable giving the girls in their class a Valentine, haha!
Looking forward to a date with my hubby Friday night. Doing dinner and a movie with friends. Dragging the guys to see Safe Haven, CANNOT wait to see it.
Feb 13, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch | Tags: breakfast, breakfast in bed, buttermilk, nutella, Nutella syrup, pancakes, special occasion, strawberry, syrup, valentine's day
I’ve been having so much fun developing recipes for Valentine’s Day. The pink, the red, the chocolate is to die for isn’t it? Makes me want to bake all day long, lol!
Here’s a fair warning, you will eat more than your fair share of these pancakes so be prepared now. They have the perfect hint of strawberry topped with a Nutella syrup so good that you want to drink it straight from a glass.
Make your sweetheart and family my pancakes for Valentine’s Day, they’ll be happy as can be and love you forever
Let’s take a look!
Feb 11, 2013 | Cookies, Desserts, Valentine's Day | Tags: cookie, cut out cookies, dessert, heart, jam, raspberry, shortbread, valentine's day
A couple weeks ago, my family had lunch at Boudin Sourdough Cafe and I got the most beautiful Valentine Cookies that I posted on Instagram HERE. I had to re-create them at home for us! Mine are not as fancy, but they are completely buttery delicious and tastes nearly identical if I do say so myself!
You only need a few ingredients to create these perfectly adorable Valentine cookies so let’s get started
Feb 8, 2013 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: brown butter, chocolate chip, cookie, cookie for one, dessert, Salted
I have a thing with making “recipes for one,” they are so fun when you really just feel like making yourself a darn cookie or even when you need to perk up a friends’ day. Place the cookie in a cellophane bag, wrap in a bow and your good to go!
All you need are a few staple pantry ingredients, one bowl and a saucepan to brown some butter.
Feb 6, 2013 | Chicken, Crock Pot, Dinner | Tags: chicken, crock pot, dijon, green beans, honey, lemon, potatoes, slow cooker
It’s so hard for me to show you in pictures how amazing this dinner was and how flavorful it turned out. The broth and chicken over rice was so delicious. We ate the leftovers for days! My boys picked around the green beans, but really enjoyed the chicken and potatoes.
Break out the crock pots again friends, this recipe makes a wonderful Sunday dinner!
Feb 4, 2013 | Cookies, Desserts, Favorites, Holiday, Valentine's Day | Tags: cake mix cookies, chocolate chips, Cookies, dark milky way, dessert, red velvet cake mix, valentine's day
What is it about red velvet cookies that make my heart skip a beat? The deep fantastic red color? Who knows, but what I do know is that these simple, no fuss, make in about 15 minute cookies are to die for!
Try them for yourself, you’ll see what I’m talking about. As if they are not good enough, I’ve added giant chunks of Dark Milky Way bars to the dough with some cute little mini chocolate chips.
Perfect for your Valentine and even better for yourself, lol! Enjoy friends!
Feb 1, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Chicken, Dinner, Sandwiches and Burgers, Superbowl | Tags: bacon, blue cheese dressing, celery, chicken, gorgonzola, mayonnaise, salad, snack, superbowl
Chicken Salad is such a great recipe to serve at parties. You can serve it with some great crackers or inside a fabulous soft roll and everyone seems to be happy! Wait until you try my flavor packed Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad. It has crispy bacon pieces gorgonzola cheese throughout.
I love that you just toss all of your ingredients in one bowl, stir and you are ready enjoy. Perfect for game day munching or lunches during the week. Enjoy!
Jan 30, 2013 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: brown butter, chocolate, chocolate chunk, Cookies, dessert, Salted
There are some cookies you love and there are some cookies you are “in love” with. Let’s just say you are about to fall in love with these decadent morsels
Massive chocolate chunks inside a crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside chocolate cookie. The salted part is optional, but I highly recommend it! Really brings out the sweetness and chocolate aspect of the cookie quite nicely.
Enjoy friends! Oh and if you’ve never browned butter before, no worries, it’s a piece of cake. I have a few pictures that will help you along the way.
Jan 28, 2013 | Beef, Dinner, Soups and Stews | Tags: beef, chili, Dinner, dutch oven, game day, salsa verde, slow cooked, winter
I know we all have dozens of chili recipes, but I’ve got one more winner to add to your collection. This beefy chili has a mexi-ranch spin that sends your tastebuds through the roof!
I use salsa verde and ranch dressing seasoning which makes for a zesty chili full of fabulous white beans and veggies. This will be a perfect addition to your game day menu too
Let’s take a look shall we?
Jan 25, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides | Tags: buttnernut squash, extra virgin olive oil, Holiday, honey, side, thyme, vegetable
I remember when this baking sheet of fabulousness came out of the oven a few days ago, I was giddy as I was drizzling the honey over tops. Think sweet and somewhat savory. Don’t be afraid if you’ve never enjoyed butternut squash, it’s got a mild flavor even the kids won’t mind. Especially with the honey factor. Many times you can find butternut squash already cubed and bagged in your produce section of your grocery store. I picked up a nice bag at my Whole Foods and couldn’t wait to develop this simple “candy” tasting vegetable.
Excited for you to taste this one, I’ll make a believer out of you, I promise
Jan 23, 2013 | Cakes and Cupcakes, Desserts, Favorites | Tags: banana, cake, cake mix, chocolate chip, dessert, icing, maple, sheet cake, simple
I think it’s obvious I like making different variations of sheet cakes. I’ve done this ONE, this ONE and this ONE, lol! I’m happy to add one more to that tasty list that I call my Banana Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake with Sweet Maple Icing. Um….it’s fabulous. It was so good I had to get it out of my house immediately, because I couldn’t stop munching on it every time I passed by the kitchen.
Yah, yah, yah, I start with a cake mix. I know some people are anti-mix, but I happen to be all for it from time to time. There are times when you need a …
Jan 21, 2013 | Crock Pot, Dinner, Favorites, Soups and Stews | Tags: cheese, chicken, chicken enchilada, crock pot, Dinner, lunch, mexican, slow cooker, soup, sour cream
I go in these crazy crock pot cooking phases where I use it all the time and I am loving it right now. Last week I whipped up a giant pot of my Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup. It’s warm, thick and complete comfort food in a bowl.
If you are having guests over, this is a great recipe to have. It serves 12-16 and makes the best leftovers. I enjoyed it for lunch for a few days and was happy as a clam
You can easily split the recipe if you don’t need to make such a massive amount, but I’ll warn you, it’s incredibly delicious and you’ll want the leftovers.
Let’s take a look at what you’ll need.
Jan 18, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides | Tags: cheese, cheese sauce, farro, pancetta, side dish, sweet peas
I already know what your first question is going to be. What is Farro? Well, let me tell you about it