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

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

Chocolate Frosted Brownies

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

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

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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These are the best chocolate chip cookie bars I’ve ever tasted and an old family favorite! These are my favorite chocolate chip bars. As a general rule, I think that chocolate chip cookies should remain as cookies, because somewhere...

English Muffin Toasting Bread

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...

Chipotle Chicken Chowder

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...

Cream Scones

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...

Apple Granola

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...