Beef Tortellini Soup and Irish Brown Bread

Beef Tortellini Soup and Irish Brown Bread

I definitely don’t use my slow cooker often enough. And each time I do, I’m reminded of just what a wonderful convenience it is to come home from work and have dinner completely ready. This past week I made beef stew with tortellini from...

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

I have a tendency to give in to the cliches and try to have as many heart-shaped things as I can on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately I lost my heart-shaped cookie cutter somewhere at my brother’s house, so I was unable to make heart shaped...

Carmelitas

Carmelitas

I’m always looking for an excuse to try new cookie recipes. Thankfully my workplace is perfect for that sort of thing – we’re always celebrating somebody’s birthday or some holiday with “treats”. This past week we had a birthday celebration and I took advantage...

Birthday Dinner

Birthday Dinner

On Sunday I made dinner for Mike’s parents and sister. It was Mike’s mom’s birthday and I was pretty nervous about this – actually I’m pretty nervous about making dinner for anybody but Mike. On the menu was pot roast, carrots, mashed potatoes, english...

Bugs Bunny Bars

Bugs Bunny Bars

These are my favorite chocolate chip bars. As a general rule, I think that chocolate chip cookies should remain as cookies, because somewhere in the transformation to cookie bars they become dry and somehow just don’t taste as good. That is not true of...

English Muffin Toasting Bread

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This bread is great. Really, it’s wonderful. Katie gave me this recipe after telling me how much her whole family likes it, and it definitely lived up to my expectations. It’s not dense at all, which is a nice change. There are just so...

Chipotle Chicken Chowder

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When I first saw pictures of this soup, I knew I wanted to try it. It looked like something both Mike and I would really like. However, once I read that parts of the soup mixture had to be pureed in a blender, I...

Cream Scones

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I’ve only had scones once or twice in my life, and while I thought they were good, I’d never really given serious thought to making them. Plus Mike claims he doesn’t like scones at all (too dry), so that didn’t give me much motivation...

Apple Granola

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Last night I tried a new granola recipe. I normally stick to the traditional recipe that my mom always makes, which is great, but I had some Grape Nuts cereal that I wanted to use up (leftover from a mistaken belief that they would...

Pear Bread

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This bread is so good. Seriously – I would really recommend trying it if you tend to like quick breads. I’d never heard of pear bread before, but I found this recipe on another blog and the reviews were great so I thought I’d...