Friday, December 30, 2016

Ginger Orange Honey Grilled Chicken

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We do a lot of grilling around here. As long as it's not raining I love to grill.

And because I make a homemade lunch every day for anywhere from 2 - 5 adults I am always looking for something new for lunch.

They say necessity is the mother of invention and that's how this recipe was invented. It was a NECESSITY that I not make another dang turkey sandwich for lunch again! For awhile at least, lol.

This is such a simple marinade for a delicious chicken dish that can be used in salads, wraps, sandwiches, or eaten as the main course.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

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I found this recipe a few weeks ago on Facebook from Cafe Delites and couldn't wait to try it out.

I made this for lunch and have made the marinade/dressing several times just for the delicious flavor to make wraps and sandwiches.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars - perfect for Fall

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Since I perfected my cheesecake bar recipe last week I decided to try a variety of flavors.

So far I'm two for two with delicious flavors and this Pumpkin White Chocolate one is A-MAZ-ING!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Italian Delight

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I got this recipe from my cousin who in turn got it from my Aunt who says there was a note on the original recipe that it came from my Great Aunt Florence Martin from Boston in the 1930's.

I have, of course, revised the recipe to my taste and time schedule.

This is a delicious casserole that has become a family favorite around here!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Vegetable Beef Soup

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Here is my favorite in the lineup of new soups I've been making lately.

I love a good, hearty vegetable beef soup and this one hits the spot for sure.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars

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It's time that time of year to start fancying up all the desserts.

I have been working all week on perfecting these cheesecake bars and they are AMAZING!

I thought with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season that's fast approaching why not make a bar recipe instead of a traditional cheesecake. These are easy to prepare and store well in the fridge.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

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If you know anything about me you know I LOVE soup.

I love soup in the Spring. I love soup in the Fall. I love soup in the Winter. And I even love soup in the middle of summer!

I love everything about soup.  The process of making it, the slow simmer of it on the stove.  The total comfort you get from a bowl and especially the warm delicious way it fills you up without giving you that overstuffed feeling.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ham & Swiss Ring

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One of my favorite things to make for a crowd is a crescent ring meal.  Crescent rolls make food fun and delicious!

They are super easy, feed a ton of people and you can change the size to make them bigger or smaller at any time.

I have several on my blog that are delicious as a lunch or dinner.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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There's nothing like a big bowl of comfort on a cold day, right?

Well today was cool and breezy so I decided it was the perfect day for homemade soup.

And what better way to use a store bought rotisserie chicken than in a pot of soup.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Cream Cheese Swirl Pumpkin Muffins

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Well it's that time of year again for trying all the delicious Pumpkin recipes everyone posts.

This week I tried a delicious pumpkin muffin with a cream cheese swirl from The Novice Chef and they were amazing!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cool Weather Recipes

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Today I'm sharing some of my favorite cool weather recipes.

I know it's only been (or going to be) cool here for a couple of days then right back into the 90's but I'm taking advantage and making some of these delicious meals.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cranberry Orange Scones

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This morning felt like the perfect time for some breakfast baking.  The rain started in the wee hours and made it cold and dreary outside.  And what better weather for baking than cold and rainy.

I have been in the mood for scones lately and have been perfecting my recipe over the last few days.

I came across a recipe (not for scones but you'll see where I'm going with this in a minute) a while back that required cake flour and beings as I've never use it I bought a box and decided to give it a try.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Blueberry Mug Cake (or Muffin)

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I keep going back and forth with myself whether or not to call this a cake or a muffin.

Technically it has all the same ingredients as a muffin but so do cakes.   And cake sounds better, right?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Grilled Lemon

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My son-in-law Matt brought over bacon wrapped asparagus for the Superbowl and I have made them twice since then.

This is the easiest and most delicious way to get the kiddos to eat their veggies.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Italian Breakfast Potatoes

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I have been making my breakfast potatoes the same way for quiet a while now and when we were in Maui last November we ate at a restaurant that served pesto breakfast potatoes and they were amazing!

Not everyone in my family likes pesto so I decided to make an Italian version without the pesto.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Artisan Bread

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Facebook is a wonderful source for finding new recipes these days.

I found this recipe for Artisan Bread at It's Always Autumn which was posted on Facebook the other day and decided to give it a try.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Brownie Mug

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Here I am again with these fun and delicious mug cakes!

But this time we're making brownies in a mug, Yuuuuuum!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Parmesan Rosemary Crispy Chicken

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I found a new video site on my Roku the other day called iFood and while I was watching several videos I found one for Crispy Parmesan Chicken from Fifteen Spatulas and knew I had to give it a try.

As always I added my own flair to the recipe and am sharing it with you today.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reese's Pieces Monster Cookies

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I think I have found my all time favorite cookie!

I am a little behind the times and hadn't really ever tried Reese's Pieces candy until the other day and boy oh boy where they yummy!

So, me being the baker that I am decided to put them in a cookie!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Individual Chicken Pot Pie

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My newest fascination is making individual meals in these cute crock bowls I found at Cost Plus World Market a few weeks ago.

They are the perfect size for a pot pie, lasagna, bowl of chili, breakfast dishes, etc.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Coffeehouse Blueberry Scones

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Here is the second delicious scone recipe I made last week.  I'm calling them Coffeehouse Blueberry Scones because they remind me of the ones I had at Starbucks when I was in Disneyland. Mmmm mmmm.

Scones are a great treat for breakfast, snack, or even after school.  These are like a light and moist biscuit only better.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Shepherd's Pie

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You don't know how much I LOVE Shepherd's Pie!

And I LOVE that it can be made in individual ramekins or in a large baking dish.  I've been on a "what can I make in a ramekin" kick lately and this worked perfectly.

To me it has the makings of the perfect meal.  Meat, Veg, and Taters!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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I have been wanting to try making bread pudding lately (probably the weather, every few days it gets cold and rainy) and so last night I made one with my favorite flavor - Pumpkin :)

I've only tried bread pudding a couple of times and it's one of those desserts that you either like or don't.  I love bread pudding, my hubby not so much.

I love that the whole recipe is basically day old bread and a custard thrown together to make a soft warm delicious dessert.   This one is like an ooey gooey warm pumpkin pie, mmmm mmm.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Skillet Grilled Chicken

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If you don't already own a cast iron skillet you need to get one. They are the best for even heating and holding their heat.

I cook in mine everyday for one meal or another.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Homemade Payday Candy Bars

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My husband and son love Payday Candy bars and so I thought I would give it a try and make some at home.

Pinterest has a ton of recipes and they are all just a little different so I took several and came up with my own

They turned out pretty tasty if I do say so myself.