Mexican Lasagna

Last week, Mike’s sister, cousin and her kids came over for a cooking adventure. We picked a great Rachael Ray recipe to experiment with – Mexican Lasagna. It was definitely a 30 minute meal – easy to put together, and...

Overnight Dinner Rolls

Last week there were two birthdays in the family (Mike’s dad and sister), and my contribution to the celebratory dinner was supposed to be some type of bread. I knew I wouldn’t have time to make bread after work...

Strawberry Blackberry Trifle

The only contribution I made to Easter dinner this year was dessert. Although, actually, that’s more of a contribution than I usually make. My mom was planning on making some sort of cheesecake trifle, but I convinced her that...

Margarita Pizza

NOTE: Updated recipe and pictures here:  Margarita Pizza Last Friday night, by putting in a total of about $4 and 15 minutes, I managed to get the highest recipe rating I’ve ever gotten from my husband. We had an easy...

White Chocolate Chip Blondies

I’ve never made blondies before, (I’m not sure I’ve even had one before), but the way they’re always described intrigued me – a brownie without the chocolate? sounds great! These looked very promising from the pictures, and best of...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love thick, chewy, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. (Actually, if you haven’t already noticed, I tend to love anything with chocolate chips in it…). I’ve had great ones from bakeries – if you’ve ever been to Loafer’s and eaten...

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

On Sunday evening we had our friends, Kevin and Hillary over for dinner. I knew they had previously tried and liked the chicken and chickpea curry recipe so I decided to try out another similar sort of recipe on...

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

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

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...