Monthly Archive: October, 2013

Ghostly Brownies and Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! To celebrate I made a Pinterest Halloween classic: fudgey brownies topped with ghost and pumpkin Peeps. As you can see, the ghosts’  eyes melted under the heat of the broiler so… Continue reading

Triple Mustard Roasted Beef Tenderloin

This recipe uses three kinds of mustard: dijon, yellow mustard, and course-ground seeded mustard, to create a flavorful rub for beef tenderloin. This is a recipe where having a thermometer really comes in… Continue reading

Green Pea Pesto with Shells and Sausage

If your basil plants have quit producing or you’re like me and aren’t lucky enough to have basil plants yet, I have a pesto recipe for you that substitutes peas for basil leaves.  It is… Continue reading

Savory Cherry Chicken {in your Crockpot}

Today I’m continuing the theme of easing back into the kitchen with a slow cooker recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner. But before we get to the recipe starring cherry preserves, here are… Continue reading

Chicken Caesar Salad

When we got home from the honeymoon I decided to ease back into the kitchen with a simple chicken salad recipe with one of my favorite flavors: the bright and salty Caesar.  Ready… Continue reading

Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies

I did it! My freezer is now stocked with batches of Maxine’s Gingersnaps, Peanut Butter Cookies, McHoward Cookies, and today’s recipe: Grandma Sally’s Christmas Cookies. As you might have guessed from the name, the recipe for Grandma… Continue reading

McHoward Cookies: Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut

I’ve been baking up a storm this week,  making cookies for the wedding weekend. First up was Maxine’s Gingersnaps,  a recipe from my paternal Grandmother. For the second batch, I made Peanut Butter Cookies, one of… Continue reading

Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese

Today I’m breaking up the cookie posts with an easy recipe featuring a delicious combination of a spicy and acidic sauce with sharp and salty blue cheese and creamy avocado.  I love buffalo style everything… Continue reading

Peanut Butter Cookies

As I shared yesterday, I always planned to make my own wedding cake(s) but my family strongly encouraged me not to and after thinking through the logistics, I agreed that it wasn’t the… Continue reading

Maxine’s Gingersnaps

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes and comes from my paternal Grandmother, Maxine who I was lucky to get to know for 26 years.  Despite living far away in Minnesota, she… Continue reading