Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My husband has always preferred the oatmeal raisin cookie. He is in the minority and I know this because I used to do a cookie bar graph with my little preschoolers at work. Chocolate chip is the overwhelming favorite, with snickerdoodle or “sugar” snagging second. Usually one kid likes oatmeal raisin – apparently this...

Chilly Day Chili

Chilly Day Chili

Pretty sure I’ve mentioned before my weather related anxiety? It basically goes like this – on beautiful days I feel that I must spend hours outdoors and if/when I’m prohibited, I feel as if I’ve “missed out” and will never experience those moments in exactly the same way again. On cold or rainy days,...

Honey Corn Muffins

Honey Corn Muffins

There are two styles of cornbread; southern cornbread isn’t sweet and pairs well with most barbecue southern dishes – chili, ribs, pulled pork, etc. Northern style cornbread is sweeter and lighter. Maybe it’s because I’m a PA girl or maybe just that I like things sweet, but these honey corn muffins, most definitely “northern”,...

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

I enjoy lemon desserts – not as much as chocolate but they have their place. When I was in my more experimental baking phase (which also happened to be my childless phase, how do you figure), I used to love making lemon curd. I’d spread some on a warm biscuit with freshly whipped cream...

Chicken and Herb White Pizza

Chicken and Herb White Pizza

In going through old recipes (about 650 of them), I occasionally have a taste memory that comes to mind upon reading the title or seeing the photos. That was 100% the case when I saw this gem. Question, why don’t we put Alfredo sauce on pizza? It’s pretty much the best thing ever.

Banana Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Banana Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

I love how foods trend. Five years ago (or ten? Time goes too fast) cupcakes were everything and everywhere. Now they’re sort of dated; that’s just the thing, though. Why would something this delicious ever be dated? I think food trends are silly and will continue to make and enjoy things that taste delicious,...

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole

My mom didn’t do a lot of casseroles growing up but she did make a mean mac and cheese and a tuna noodle casserole. I just loved the tuna. Unfortunately along the way, casseroles became synonymous with canned cream of mushroom soup. I for one, am ready to change that. This is the original...