My 16 year old daughter, Eleanor, is obsessed with making cupcakes and cakes lately! For Christmas she got a cake decorating kit and lessons, and she has been making sweets constantly ever since. Last week she made these Double Chocolate Mint cupcakes, which are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. The are chocolate cupcakes filled with […]
One of my New Yearâ€™s Resolutions is to use my juicer more! I bought an Omega J8003 Juicer a few years ago, but I only use it a few times a month. So I am trying to use it every 2 or 3 days now. Juicing is a great way to get more fruits and […]
I made these recently, and they disappeared fast! The entire family loved them, because they were delicious. These make a great dessert for anytime of the year, and are especially good for Valentine’s Day. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, and these bars are a nice way to enjoy the taste of cheesecake.
My son had to make a dessert for his homeschool co-op history class, and he ended up making this Maple Nut Cake. It is supposed to be colonial although I am not sure how colonial a packaged cake mix is. Anyway it was a way to use some of the maple extract I bought a […]
This is a quick pasta recipe with a little bit different taste. The tomatoes are roasted instead of sauted, which gives the dish a deeper flavor. I also like this recipe because it is easy to keep the sausage separate until the last minute, so I can keep it vegetarian for my daughter.
A few days ago I posted a recipe for Buitonis Chicken Marsala Ravioli, and today I have another Buitoni pasta recipe, this time using Roasted Butternut Squash Agnolotti. This recipe is even easier than the first one! When using these kinds of gourmet filled pasta I don’t like to make a sauce that is too […]
I love chili, especially this time of year. Chili is the perfect wintertime food, because it is warm and filling and spicy. Plus there are so many recipes and variations I rarely make it the same way twice. Sometimes I make Cincinnati Chili, sometimes I make Texas Chili, sometimes I make White Chicken Chili, and […]
I am always looking for fun activities to do with my kids. Yesterday we went ice skating, and one of the things I realized while we were there is that I haven’t been doing as many fun activities with my children as I used to when they were younger. It seems that I am always […]
No Harry Potter movie celebration is complete without hot Butterbeer to drink! So here is an easy recipe. I like this one because you melt candy to get the butterscotch flavor, so it doesn’t take long to make. It is super sweet though, since you take cream soda and add sugar and candy. It even […]
This is a good recipe for using up extra lunch meat. My husband likes me to have lunch meat on hand for weekend sandwiches, but no one but him and my son eat it. So half the time it ends up not getting eaten, and since it is expensive I hate to buy it and […]