Tomato Pie

This was awful. I wouldn’t even put it on the blog, except Mike told me I have to for full disclosure. I guess I shouldn’t be completely surprised it was so bad, I mean “Tomato Pie” doesn’t necessarily sound...

Zucchini Bread, two ways

Last week I got a huge zucchini from someone at work. I think it was the biggest zucchini I’ve ever seen. Mike insisted on grating the whole thing, and we got over 10 cups of grated zucchini out of...

Slow Cooked Puerto Rican Pulled Pork

This pork recipe was definitely a hit in our house. I loved it and Mike declared it to be the best meat I’ve ever cooked. As with most slow cooker recipes, it was easy and convenient. I combined the...

Ciabatta Bread

I think this might be my new favorite bread recipe. Mike agreed and rated it a 4.25. It’s so light, with plenty of air pockets, and has an amazing crust. And it really does taste like ciabatta bread! I...

Best Birthday Cake Cupcakes

Over the weekend we celebrated Mike’s birthday while camping in Mackinaw City. We spent the day on Mackinac Island, and the evening hanging out around the campfire. This made a birthday cake kind of difficult, but cupcakes seemed like...

Apple Tart

This is a great quick and easy dessert. It looks impressive and it takes almost no time to prepare. My uncle was visiting for the weekend, and mike’s parents stopped over on saturday night to say hi and hang...

Vicki’s Chicken Casserole

Whenever I volunteer to take a meal to someone, this seems to be the one I fall back on. Probably because it’s simple, fairly inexpensive, and it’s gotten great reviews from the people I’ve taken it to. This week...

Strata with Asparagus, Sausage, and Fontina

This weekend I helped to host a baby shower for Mike’s cousin at our house. I was in charge of the food, and I was pretty nervous about it. I get nervous anytime I have to cook for anyone...

Yellow Cupcakes with Sticky Chocolate Icing

I had high hopes for these cupcakes. I got the recipe from the pioneer woman (check out her website if you never have – it’s one of my favorites!), and they looked amazing. Light, moist yellow cupcakes topped with...

Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

Grilled Vegetable Quesadillas

Last week I decided to try a new version of quesadillas. Our normal recipe is pretty simple – cook chicken, mix with salsa, create quesadilla with chicken and cheese. It doesn’t get much easier than that. But I had...