Tag Archive: cooking

Sassy “Shortcakes” With Balsamic Drizzle

I first thought of making a balsamic drizzle when I posted a shortcakes recipe in May. This recipe is inspired by and loosely adapted from: Patriotic Mini-Cakes, see the Resources page for more… Continue reading

Candied Bacon

Yes, I really did just say “candied bacon.” When I heard of this recipe from a family friend, I knew that even if it turned out poorly, I just had to try it.… Continue reading

Chocolate Cranberry Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies

When I make chocolate chip cookies, I always add dried cranberries.  I think the tart and sweet combo really sets off the chocolate.  So this morning, I happily made a batch of cookies… Continue reading

Great Kitchen Tools: Mini Spatula/Spoonula Set

One of my favorite kitchen tools is this children’s mini spatula/spoonula set I got at a discount store. The set came with two small spatulas and one small spoonula. These little tools are… Continue reading

Gourmet Gifts on the Cheap

Here are a few great gift ideas for the gourmand in your life. These culinary offerings won’t break the bank [most retail for under $20 total], but they will score you major points… Continue reading

Very Berry Strawberry Ice Cream

I call this ice cream “Very Berry Strawberry” because it is bursting with fresh strawberries, and with only five ingredients, you really can’t beat this treat! I first made the recipe that follows… Continue reading

Caramelized Banana Ice Cream

This caramelized banana ice cream is perfect for the heat wave we have been experiencing. It’s smooth, icy, and packed with rich banana flavor. I recently purchased an ice cream maker (recipes are… Continue reading

Cilantro-Lime Chicken Quesadillas

Last night I came up with this recipe while making dinner.  These quesadillas have a wonderful tangy flavor from the lime, a sweetness from the caramelized onions, and make a good summer supper. … Continue reading

Savory Chicken Pot Pie Pasta

My Savory Chicken Pot Pie Pasta Serves 4. This is a flavorful recipe that I make quite often, because it utilizes many items I have in my fridge at all times.  The rich… Continue reading