Asian Pork Linguine

Asian Pork Linguine

Last night I met up with Jess (Mike’s sister) and Laura (Mike’s cousin) for some group cooking and hanging out time. We picked a new recipe from the most recent Healthy Cooking magazine, each provided a few ingredients, and...

Lentil Soup with Sausage and Kale

soup

I got this recipe from my brother, Brian, and his girlfriend Laura. Brian mentioned to me that Laura made it during a recent visit and that it was good the first night and better the second. That sounded great...

Beer Bread

Beer Bread

This is a great tasting and easy loaf of bread. I’ve made beer bread before from a couple different recipes, but this one is my favorite so far. It’s slightly sweet and the crust is great (probably from the...

Penne Salami Bake

Penne Salami Bake

I love this meal. It’s not anything special, but for some reason I really like it. It’s a different way to eat pasta, it has a great flavor, and it’s so nice and cheesy! It also has a good...

Chili and Cornbread

Chili and Cornbread

Mike’s cousins, Scott and Alissa, were up visiting from Kentucky this weekend, and we had them over for dinner on Saturday night. Since a bunch of us were getting together to play games later that night, I decided to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....