Strawberry Yogurt Parfait

Sometimes I can be a really cool mom. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and it was nearly 75 degrees, so the kids and I headed out for a long walk to the park. We enjoyed...


Manhattan Clam Chowder

I was in the mood for clam chowder but didn’t want a heavy cream based soup. I decided to give Manhattan clam chowder a try. I adapted a tasty recipe in my newest library find, “Food Networks Kitchen Cookbook”...


Chocolate Tart with Mint Krispy Topping

I wanted to make a very special dessert for my husband’s birthday meal. I found a recipe for a chocolate tart in the Tyler Florence cookbook “Eat this Book”. My husband loves rich chocolate so I knew this would...


Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls

To celebrate my husbands birthday he requested this Asian Noodle Salad. I wanted to find other recipes that would compliment the salad so I decided to try making baked egg rolls. The egg rolls were extremely easy to make...


Asian Pork Tenderloin

My husband was wanting Asian food for his birthday dinner so I made this delicious pork tenderloin along with his favorite this Asian Noodle Salad and these Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls. It was a wonderful dinner filled with great...


Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

I wasn’t in the mood to cook a big dinner so I decided to make soup. I had leftover roasted chicken in the refrigerator so I thought a creamy chicken with rice soup would be a good choice. I...


Spicy Roasted Chicken

This is my idea of comfort food. A chicken roasted slow and low makes the meat extremely moist and tender. The rub is a tad spicy and full of great flavor but not so spicy that my kids can’t...


Cocoa Brownies with English Toffee

I am back…We had a wonderful time with my family in Pacific City on the Oregon coast. We stayed at a fantastic house with amazing views of the ocean. The weather was stormy and cold but we still had...


Spring Break

I am taking the week off to spend time with my family. I hope everyone has a great spring break! See you in a week.   Pam


Shredded Pork Tacos

I was recently shopping at Cost Plus World Market and found the most amazing baking tool on sale for half price. What you ask? A rack that bakes corn tortillas into the shape of a taco. I love, love,...