Carrot Fries

Yes, you read that right. Fries made out of carrots. Is anybody still reading? I hope so, because these are my new dinner addiction. They taste just like sweet potato fries – hot and semi-crispy and salty. And they’re...

Alice’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m on a search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. I found this recipe on a blog post titled “The Best EVER chocolate chip cookie recipe.” Sounds promising, right? Unfortunately, it’s not exactly what I’m looking for. However,...

Homemade Tortillas

The idea of homemade tortillas may seem like a lot of work, but trust me, it’s worth it. Last night we ate chicken fajitas on warm chewy tortillas straight off the griddle. It’s a completely different fajita experience. Tortillas...

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage

Another winning recipe from mykitchencafe. This is everything you could want in a baked pasta dish. It’s warm, cheesy, full of wonderful tomato flavor, and just the slightest bit creamy. We loved it. Mike originally rated it a 4,...

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Make these. Seriously. They are incredible. I thought I had found my favorite scone recipe previously (and those are really good), but these are better. They are moist and sweet and full of wonderful pumpkin flavor. And the icing? Don’t...

French Bread

French Bread Recipe

Saturdays are my bread baking days. Whenever I’m cleaning, or doing laundry, or another chore I don’t enjoy, it’s nice to simultaneously have the wonderful yeasty smell of rising and baking bread in the kitchen. It cheers me up....

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

This is one of my favorite fall recipes (also known as pumpkin gobs). Last year when I discovered the recipe, I think I made them three times in a one week time period! (Don’t worry, I gave most of...

Hamburger Soup

Recipe for Hamburger Soup

Hamburger Soup is not the best name for this. It tastes great, but when I mentioned it to Mike as a possible future dinner, his response was “Hamburger Soup?? Those two words go together about as well as tomato...

Pumpkin Bars

These are incredible. I found this recipe on mykitchencafe (can you tell I’m a huge fan of her site?), and I think she got it from Paula Deen. I was searching for a good seasonal recipe and this was exactly...

Homemade Oreos

These were so fun to make. I found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen (my new favorite recipe site). I love the idea of a homemade version of such a classic cookie. And the verdict from everyone that tried them...