Campanelle with Roasted Vegetables and Marinara

Campanelle with Roasted Vegetables and Marinara

We were having friends over for dinner. I wanted to serve something simple, healthy and hearty. Since I loved the Roasted Garlic and Basil Marinara so much, I decided to make that again and mix it with campanelle pasta...

Tropical Granola Bars

Tropical Granola Bars

My kids requested more homemade granola bars for their school snacks so I decided to make them another batch. This time they wanted white chocolate and coconut. I threw in some macadamia nuts and craisins too for a tropical granola bar. My...

Creamy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

I found this soup recipe in a Cooking Light Magazine called “The Best Chicken Recipes”. I wanted to make a healthy but comforting dinner because it was a rainy and cold outside. This soup was quick and easy to...

Caramelized Onion Crostini

Caramelized Onion Crostini

I made this appetizer for a friend’s birthday party along with the Caprese Skewers. I found this recipe in my new favorite cookbook, Tyler’s Ultimate by Tyler Florence (thank you Jason). I adapted the recipe a bit by reducing...

Grilled Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

I adapted this recipe from one I found in the most recent Cooking Light magazine (October 2009). It was very simple to make and tasted really, really delicious. The chicken turned out moist and tender while the sauce was...

Quinoa with Caramelzied Red Onion, Bell Peppers and Garlic

Quinoa with Caramelzied Red Onion, Bell Peppers and Garlic

I’ve been wanting to try quinoa for a long time so I finally picked up a box at Trader Joe’s. I decided to combine it with some caramelized onions, peppers and garlic for extra flavor. It was quick and...

Green Chile and Ham Quiche with a Potato Crust

Green Chile and Ham Quiche with a Potato Crust

Green Chile and Ham Quiche with a Potato Crust: Recipe and photos by For the Love of  Cooking.net   1 1/2 – 2 russet potatoes, sliced very thin 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced 1 cup...

Caprese Skewers

Caprese Skewers

My dear friend Kyle was having a small get together for her birthday and she asked me to bring a couple of appetizers. I’ve been wanting to make caprese skewers for a long time so I decided to make...

Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

My dear friend Currié gave me this recipe and my kids and I were so excited to make these cookies together. They were extremely easy to make and tasted so delicious. I loved the peanut butter flavor with the...

Pork Chops with a Sweet Chili Soy Sauce

Pork Chops with a Sweet Chili Soy Sauce

I wanted a quick and tasty way to make pork chops. I decided to combine some sweet chili sauce with a bit of soy sauce for a sweet, salty and spicy sauce to top the chops. I simply seasoned...