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Super Simple ((One Pan)) Oven Roasted Whole Chicken + Rice

Super Simple ((One Pan)) Oven Roasted Whole Chicken + Rice

Moist, flavorful chicken, perfectly steamed rice AND even some actual veggies tucked in for good measure. Even better than a simple, delicious dinner?? No complaints – no whining, just smiles and slurps. VICTORY.

Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread

Cheesecake Stuffed Banana Bread

Can you relate to my banana dilemma? Seems like I so much as bring them home that they start getting speckled. Within hours of spotting the first speckle the kids consider them overripe and they won’t touch them “with a 10-foot pole” (as my mom 

Turkish Delight Cake

Turkish Delight Cake

Thanks to a recent Chronicles of Narnia themed school party (and signing up to bring a dessert), I was inspired to create this “Turkish Delight Cake”. But I can’t take all of the creative credit – here’s how it went down:  Continue reading Turkish Delight Cake

Million Dollar Mac Bake

Million Dollar Mac Bake

This little recipe needs to be tucked away for that moment dinnertime has snuck up on you. A semi-stocked pantry and fridge should have just about everything you need to get this yummy, satisfying meal on the table in under an hour — AND with 

Ten Herb Grilled Chicken — ’tis the season

Ten Herb Grilled Chicken — ’tis the season

It’s starting to get hot outside, the days are growing longer & all sorts of green things are leafing out in my gardens. All three of those facts combine to form the perfect opportunity to grill 10 herb marinated chicken. Are you wondering if I 

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies + Caramel M&M’s

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies + Caramel M&M’s

One of my all-time favorite cookie recipes just got even better. This triple chocolate chocolate chip cookie was made for caramel M&M’s!  Continue reading Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies + Caramel M&M’s

An Okie Girl’s take on Green Bean Beef

An Okie Girl’s take on Green Bean Beef

Here’s another twist on one of my family’s favorite foods – Chinese take-out ((Green Bean Beef)). Now, right away, the part of the title that says “An Okie Girl’s take…”  should

BEST NYC Sweets, 6 Bakeries in 4 Days

BEST NYC Sweets, 6 Bakeries in 4 Days

While visiting NYC (for the first time ever) last week, I checked out a list of bakeries. In all, hubby & I visited 6 bakeries and tasted 15 cookies, 3 macaroons, 2 scones, one muffin, 7 cupcakes, 1 slab cake and a bowl of banana 

My Favorite NYC Eats

My Favorite NYC Eats

Whew – what a time we had in NYC last week. It felt like we squeezed in 2 weeks of fun into 4 food-filled days! In all, we walked 42 miles and tested over a dozen restaurants. I have my favorites listed below: Continue reading My Favorite NYC Eats

Spicy Cilantro & Garlic Shredded Beef ((so easy and tender))

Spicy Cilantro & Garlic Shredded Beef ((so easy and tender))

Here you go – an easy, flavorful, crowd-pleasing dinner solution! This dinnertime meal is a real life-saver, whether you turn it into tacos, serve it over steamed  rice or just shred it up and eat with a side salad – it’s sure to become a 

Cheesy Pepperoni Chicken :: Hobo Dinner (simple, yummy camp food)

Cheesy Pepperoni Chicken :: Hobo Dinner (simple, yummy camp food)

Cheesy Chicken Hobo Dinner! It’s that time of year — the bitter biting air has been exchanged for cool breezes, trees are budding, green grass is peeking through the winter browns, birds seem to be chirping a happier tune: and that means it is camping 

Becoming Julia pt. 2 + Cinnamon Sugar Scones

Becoming Julia pt. 2 + Cinnamon Sugar Scones

A few years ago, I hit the “estate sale jackpot” when I came across an estate sale at the home of a former Home Economics instructor, cookbook author & culinary whiz – Mrs. Sullivan. The moment I walked into the living room, Continue reading Becoming Julia pt. 2 + Cinnamon Sugar Scones