Tag: winter

Samoa Sheet Cake

Samoa Sheet Cake

It’s February and that means only one thing in the world of cookie lovers…. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!!

Simple Creamy Potato Casserole

Simple Creamy Potato Casserole

A cold January weekday is the perfect day for this recipe! It assembles in under 10 minutes (including the time it takes to walk out to the deep freezer in the garage) and is so, so yummy.

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Mexican food is pretty much my love language. I can’t seem to get enough of the big, bold, spicy flavors that are notorious with this type of cuisine. But then I seem to find myself wondering why exercise isn’t making a difference in my pants size… hmmm… Continue reading Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

Sweet Dark Cherry ((+ Almond)) Yogurt Smoothie

This little smoothie has recently become my favorite quick breakfast — it’s pretty much the best smoothie I’ve ever had! And because I can control the amount of added sugar, I feel like this smoothie is actually a healthy choice! It has a short list of…

Mom’s Perfect Pot Roast

Mom’s Perfect Pot Roast

When I think of pot roast, I have two memories: First, as a kid, I kind of dreaded “pot roast” Sunday because sometimes (not always) the pot roast was so tough and dry. It was those tough & dry occasions that made me dislike roast…

My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

“I’ve never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like”? Chewy, crisp, cakey, thin — doesn’t matter as long as there’s chocolate involved?! Well, I love a good chocolate chip cookie – but I prefer a great chocolate chip cookie … don’t you?

My favorite type of chocolate chip cookie, whether thick or thin, is Continue reading My New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

Spicy Mexican Creamed Corn

This creamed corn side dish is a recipe I keep in my back pocket, ready to use when I am short on time and need a full flavored, simple recipe that is sure to please everyone. Now, before I share this recipe – be warned.…

Creamy Chicken Chili w/ Heirloom Posole & Yellow Eye Beans

Creamy Chicken Chili w/ Heirloom Posole & Yellow Eye Beans

Here’s another super simple recipe that allows you to get dinner on the table when everything around you, your schedule, your list of to-do’s and even your pantry are trying to convince you otherwise. Oh – and these flavors will knock your socks off (thanks…

Simple & Hearty Saucy Slow Cooked Italian Beef & Noodles

Simple & Hearty Saucy Slow Cooked Italian Beef & Noodles

Well, if you are like me and short on time — this dinner is sure to save the day. Not only is it super easy to make, (thanks to a short-list of handy ingredients) it is also very tasty! Continue reading Simple & Hearty Saucy Slow Cooked Italian Beef & Noodles

Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

Crispy Oven-Roasted Salt & Pepper Chicken + Veggies

I promised a series of lighter recipes all intended to help in the efforts of getting back into all of the clothes hanging in my closet. Then I had the idea to teach myself how to make bread.

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This yummy, cream-based vegetarian tomato soup is a perfect copycat rendition of the tomato basil soup at a little place I came to love during my time in Dallas ((La Madeleine)). I first came across La Madeleine while getting my Master’s at SMU and thanks to…

Triple Yolk Dinner Rolls w/ Melted Butter & Sea Salt

Triple Yolk Dinner Rolls w/ Melted Butter & Sea Salt

Until today, I had never attempted homemade ((yeast)) dinner rolls. But thanks to the gray, overcast sky and potential for freezing rain, I decided to stay in and give “becoming a bread maker” my best effort. Continue reading Triple Yolk Dinner Rolls w/ Melted Butter & Sea Salt