Most Popular Recipes {2013}

I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who visits Sally Cooks.  Thanks for your likes, pins, comments and shares.  This has been a fun year of blogging and  hearing from you especially when you’ve made and enjoyed a recipe is the best part.  As 2013 draws to a close, here are the ten most popular recipes from this year based on the … Continue reading Most Popular Recipes {2013}

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the  quart (32 oz.) jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil –  a $40 value – is  Cyndi H! I’ll be in touch to get your address 🙂 Thanks to everyone who entered the Tropical Traditions giveaway! (I’m so excited that there were over a thousand entries!!) Want to try baking with coconut oil? Here is my recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Coconut Oil} I highly recommend … Continue reading Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway Winner!

Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

I’m so excited my sisters have come up to visit us for a few days before we all head south for Christmas and to welcome them I made these Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies.  I can’t resist when the grocery store is stocked with holiday themed products like these “winter” morsels: I wasn’t in the mood to roll out sugar cookies or gingerbread men (and I … Continue reading Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Pear Loaf Cake

This loaf cake, loaded with pears, cinnamon and chocolate is my homage to the final lyric of the Twelve Days of Christmas: “And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.”  It is a dense loaf cake, perfect for Christmas time gifting or enjoying yourself.  The inspiration was this cake in Better Homes and Gardens.  After I saw this picture of the sliced loaf I knew I had to … Continue reading Chocolate Pear Loaf Cake

Chicken, Greens and Rice Noodle Soup

Ever think to yourself, I should to eat more greens?  If so, I’ve got a noodle soup recipe packed with greens and delicate slippery rice noodle that you’ll love. I found these in my local grocery store in the Asian food aisle.     I added leeks, kale, scallions and bok choy to my soup but you could add other vegetables like carrots, celery and mushrooms.  I … Continue reading Chicken, Greens and Rice Noodle Soup

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

I’m a big fan of coconut oil for cooking, baking and using on my skin and hair so I was excited when Tropical Traditions asked me to try their fancy Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  It’s special because it’s unrefined and made from organic coconuts freshly harvested (within 24-48 hours) from small farms in the Philippines. As soon as it arrived, I scooped out  some of … Continue reading Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Coconut Oil}

I laughed out loud after Joe told me his superlative from the office holiday party: “Most likely to maintain his girlish figure by pawning off his wife’s baked goods on his coworkers!”  While I do like to send my baked creations to Joe’s office, I think we’re going to hold onto these guys. Introducing Joe’s new favorite cookie: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Coconut Oil}  They’re butter … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Coconut Oil}

Hearty Beer Cheese Dip {with Christmas MSU Edam Cheese}

Last Thursday I posted a recipe for Spicy Hot Cheese and Sausage Dip and today I’ve got another cheese dip for you, this one with with beer and lots of cheese.  I was inspired to make this dip after my Aunt sent us an awesome Mississippi State University Edam cheese ball for Christmas.   The cheese is produced at MSU’s dairy plant, a teaching and research laboratory for students studying dairy … Continue reading Hearty Beer Cheese Dip {with Christmas MSU Edam Cheese}

Chicken and Dumplings {in your Crockpot} and Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

I love crock pot recipes and today I’ve got a great one for you!  I’m also sharing an easy recipe for homemade cream of chicken soup that is so good you’ll never want to buy the canned version. Chicken and dumplings is one of my favorite comfort foods and I was surprised at how easy it is to put together in the crock pot (no rolling … Continue reading Chicken and Dumplings {in your Crockpot} and Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

Mouth-Watering Marinade/Sauce for Steak and Vegetables

We made it through the second night with our new baby and this time she only wailed/cried/screamed bloody murder in her crate from 8pm to a little after midnight when she finally fell asleep.  She’s an adorable bouncing, sweet, bone-chewing doll again this morning so I suppose we will keep her.  Please send any tips for crate training my way.  I think we’ve tried everything but I’m … Continue reading Mouth-Watering Marinade/Sauce for Steak and Vegetables